See how this symbol of love reflects your personality.
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You may not have had much say in your engagement ring, but when it comes to selecting the wedding band, it's all about getting exactly what you want. Maybe you want it to complement your diamond sparkler, or perhaps you want it to be bold and different. Do you want a band that coordinates with your groom's, or will you each select your own metal? And will you choose a simple, elegant style without any embellishments, or do you want to pair your engagement ring with plenty of bling? What you ultimately choose says a lot about your personal style, and since you'll be wearing this piece of jewelry for many years to come, it's important to pick the band that really speaks to you.
From metallic metals and twisted shanks to classic gold bands or those entirely encrusted with diamonds, each type of ring represents a specific type of bride. Find out what your favorite style says about you!
A Pop of Color
Brides who look beyond neutral metallic tones for their wedding band will have an optimistic approach to the messy and crazy times in life and marriage. So what if the emerald tones of your band don't match completely with your patterned outfits? What one might view as a clash, you view as beautifully complete in its uniqueness. You may take the same approach in everyday life when things are a little out-of-order. Instead of beating yourself up about it, you focus on the beauty in small inconsistencies, letting perfectionism halt for a moment for some love and appreciation.
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When you said "in sickness and in health," you really meant it. Life throws us curveballs and we must learn to face them alongside our forever partner, through thick and thin, and with everlasting love. A band with connected waves—circular, never-ending, interwoven—represents the very strength that binds your marriage together. It's a gorgeous, warmly reassuring reminder and sign of your steadiness and commitment, not just in the good times, but during the challenging moments, too.
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For the hopeless romantic—one who loves sentiment, and exudes timelessness—a sleek gold band may be what you've dreamed of wearing on your left hand for as long as you can remember. This simple statement reflects your core belief that exuberance has no place in love. You don't need shiny or fancy belongings or the biggest or best of everything. The way that you demonstrate your love through acts of selflessness and kindness will provide you with life's greatest joys.
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For the power couples of marriage, a rolling wedding band exemplifies your formidable bond. The two of you together are a force of nature, the head turners of any room you enter. Gorgeous, but not showy, the multiple bands and crisscross aesthetic of this wedding ring make a statement no one can miss—that together with humbleness and graciousness, this madly-in-love team are fully equipped to achieve great things.
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THICK & CLUSTERED
If an eye-grabbing band just as stunning as your engagement ring suits your fancy, chances are, you're not a huge fan of living life "by the book," and opt to spend your life searching for beauty with your loved one by your side. So long as your marriage maintains its strong foundation, you're free to approach life free as a bird, taking the road less-traveled—often filled with never-before-considered opportunities that reveal life's marvels others wouldn't dare to seek out.
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