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The significance of a wedding band soars far beyond that of any other piece of jewelry. It is a representation of your commitment to one another. That is why every decision that is made about it needs to be so carefully thought out.
It’s a long-held belief that wedding bands have to match, but is that really the case? We at Steven G Designs are here to walk you through this question and explore the best options.
Let’s get to it!
There are several advantages to having matching wedding bands – it remains an extremely popular option for couples from all walks of life. Here’s why it’s still such a common choice.
It can be easier to pick out one style of wedding band that you both love instead of trying to find two different styles. It can be comforting to know that the other person wears the same style as you.
A wedding should not only be an expense. It should be an affair of the heart. Wedding rings are meant to be a symbol of union. Many couples gravitate toward matching bands because it is a clear statement of their union. It expresses their togetherness and confirms their compatibility and strengthens their bond.
Some people are just not picky about what they wear and find it easier just to go with the design that their future spouse will wear. If either the bride or groom is not a person who enjoys price shopping and comparing styles then that person will most likely also be satisfied with wearing the same choice as their partner.
Traditions do vary by country and culture but in some it is customary for the bride and groom to wear the same style wedding bands. Even if some couples are thinking of getting different styles they may find that pressure from family keeps them away from that option.
Some people are allergic to certain metals. For this reason, one person might have to wear a ring made from a different material for the sake of their health.
Also, a job might require a person to avoid wearing a certain material for work. For example, electricians cannot wear metal rings on the job, but they can wear non-metal ceramic bands.
Everyone has a unique color palette that suits their style and tastes. That means a color that looks good on one person may be unflattering for another. For example, at Steven G Designs we have tungsten bands in silver, black, yellow, rose, blue and more colors.
The same is true with material types. At Steven G Designs we have a fashionable selection of bands in tungsten, Damascus steel and ceramic mixed with various materials, such as, wood, meteorite, deer antler, abalone shell, opal, gold leaf, and others.
Soft metals like gold tend to bend easily, while white gold is vulnerable to scuffing. They’re less appropriate for people who work using their hands – whether making coffee, gardening, or working in a factory.
If one party requires a more durable ring like a tungsten band while the other would prefer a traditional precious metal ring, this is a great reason to choose different styles.
Every choice you make around your wedding should be something you’re not only happy with, but that sparks true joy.
Unmatched bands come with distinct advantages. They ensure that each person’s unique tastes are presented. They open a creative avenue.
You can each let your personalities shine through by choosing unmatched wedding bands – this is a major reason behind their increasing popularity today.
When weighing out any two choices, there are always downsides to both of them. The goal is to figure out which aspects are the least important to you – this allows you to let go and enjoy the benefits to the maximum.
While it’s the classic option, it is not without its drawbacks. Here are the things you need to consider before going with it.
At this point, you might be thinking, “But you didn’t answer our question – which is better?”
That’s because we aren’t supposed to. The answer has to come from both of you.
There is a case to be made for both matching and unmatching wedding bands. When thinking about the ultimate symbol of your unity, you have to stop thinking about it in terms of what is the right or wrong choice to make because there is no such thing.
You need to weigh out the pros and cons of each choice to see which one most aligns with what you really desire and what you can live without. This decision-making technique will be one you use throughout your marriage!
Before you choose your wedding band metal, you have to know what your options are. We discuss the best choices below.
Gold is the most traditional metal for this type of jewelry. It has stood the test of time and continues to wow with its classic charm, yet high price point.
Platinum bands are a durable silver-colored metal and are a symbol of strength and commitment between loved ones. However, it is extremely expensive, and a simple band can cost over $1,000. Since a wedding already has many costs associated with it the purchase of platinum bands is usually not an option for most couples.
The tungsten band is becoming an increasingly popular option for a wedding band due to its durability, versatility in color, hypoallergenic qualities and affordable price.
The tungsten band collection at Steven G Designs is second to none, and tungsten combines beautifully with unique materials like, wood, meteorite, sandstone, abalone shell and meteorite fragments.
Ceramic is a good material for some people who cannot wear a metal ring due to allergies or work-related reasons. It can be an excellent alternative for a unique style.
Damascus steel is a new metal added to our ring collections that is growing in popularity. It is made by combining two alternating types of stainless steel that are heated, bonded, folded and twisted together to create a unique wood grain pattern of metal layers that become stronger and more durable. We also have a ring style designed with a combination of both Damascus steel and tungsten!
If you’re looking for something a little different check out our Damascus steel rings.
Having a matching wedding band set is the classic expression of unity, but it is not for everyone – the choice is always yours.
Every couple will approach this question differently. Your answer should be based on personal tastes, financial considerations, and an appreciation of your needs and your partner’s. Neither choice is better or worse than the other.
With a plethora of different options in materials, colors and combinations, the tungsten, ceramic and Damascus steel band selections at Steve G Designs have everything you and your partner could want – and more!
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