His & Hers Wedding RingTrends for 2012

January 17, 2012 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

Your wedding day vows culminate with the exchange of rings, symbols of your commitment to each other as you look forward to a bright future together. Throughout the generations, tastes and styles change but the general sentiment remains the same, the wedding band reflects your love and bond for each other. When choosing his and hers wedding bands, select a style that best reflects your combined personality and individual preferences. Consider if you want matched rings or not and make a budget. Read on for 2012 trends for wedding bands.

Modern
Expect two-tone wedding bands to make a strong showing in 2012. The intermingling of two distinct precious metals of contrasting colors blended into one design results in a classic piece of jewelry that can be matched with other jewelry of similar colors creating an opportunity for more fashion possibilities and variety for a couple. Popular combinations include white and yellow gold, platinum and yellow gold and rose gold and silver. Other metal options to consider include tungsten, palladium, titanium, black ceramic or cobalt chrome. Two-toned styles feature an alternating of dark and lighter colors. Decorative styles include simple stripe, braided, basket-weave patterns and a pattern on one metal with the other plain. Two-tone wedding bands are great for a couple seeking a bit of sophistication and a more upscale look.

Embellished with Gemstones
Another trend for 2012 is the embellished wedding band; enhance your wedding bands with precious gemstones reflecting your love and devotion to each other. In pastimes, a diamond-encrusted wedding band was given as an anniversary gift, but now it has gained popularity as a wedding ring bringing to mind the old saying of “diamonds are forever.” If this is true then forever starts today with a diamond wedding band because they are the hardest most enduring of all gemstones. Select stones that you both like and consider the wide variety of choices to choose from such as emeralds, sapphires, rubies, jade, amethysts, opal, topaz, garnets, tourmaline, moonstone, peridot, tanzanite, coral, jasper, turquoise and of course, diamonds. Decide on a design, popular options include singular band pattern, small clusters and decorative-spaced alternation of stones.

Traditional
Never-going-out-of-style is the simple plain wedding band, a type of ring composed on one metal with limited ornamentation. Plain wedding bands are a great option for couples who want a non-intrusive style that both of you can wear and enjoy on a daily basis. Plain Wedding bands come in a variety of exciting styles including dome, flat, milgrain, beveled, Park Avenue knife-edged and stepped. Some feature engravings or cherished sentiments. Gold and silver are the most popular metals but the newer metals are making a strong showing and include titanium, tungsten and platinum.

Attend the next Great Bridal Expo to learn more about wedding band trends and for everything else related to your wedding from the initial planning to the honeymoon. For Great BridalExpo locations and schedule information click here.

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