5 Best Women's Wedding Bands

Author Lynelle Schmidt
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Date Sep 8, 2014

When you go to choose your wedding band, you'll quickly realize that there are A LOT of options. You can go with a band that matches the ring or doesn't match the ring for some extra personality or character. Your band can sit flush up against the engagement ring or can be it's own entity. You can go for a more colorful look with colored gemstones or get a traditional diamond band. You can even mix and match metals with your engagement ring.

For women, the possibilities are endless! Today, there is no "right" or "wrong" band that goes with a certain ring. It's all about your taste and how unique and special you want the band to look next to your beautiful engagement ring.

To get you to start thinking about wedding bands and which could be the right choice for you, we've compiled a list of what we consider to be the best women's wedding bands out there. Here are 5 wedding bands that should feel happy and confident buying:

1. Eternity Band

5 Best Women's Wedding Bands

Eternity bands make for great wedding bands for women, because they feature a complete ring of diamonds that can match or complement your engagement ring. Paired well with the engagement ring, an eternity band completes the set and adds some extra sparkle on your finger.

Eternity bands are often made up of a line of identical stones (usually diamonds) and often have a shared prong setting, where a single prong is holding two stones in place.

Buying an eternity band is also symbolic of the journey you are about to embark on as a couple. The endless string of diamonds symbolizes eternal love, which is a great reminder to wear on your finger daily.

2. Channel Set

5 Best Women's Wedding Bands

Featured Channel Set Band: 18K White Gold Channel Set Wedding Band by Lazare

A channel set wedding band is one where the metal of the band holds the diamonds in place, sort of like a canal or "channel." There is a groove carved out of the band's metal where the diamonds are mounted, often leaving holes below the diamonds so that light could come through if the diamonds are not perfectly square.

You would not find any sort of prong in this style of wedding band which makes for a very clean look. There is more visibility of the stones in the band with a channel set band. Also, these tend to be very durable rings since the diamonds are fully protected by the channel and are less likely to chip or crack.

This type of wedding band has been popular for years. So, there's a good chance that it will not go out of style any time soon!

3. Bead Set

5 Best Women's Wedding Bands

Featured Bead Set Band: 14K White Gold Bead Set Wedding Band by Scott Kay

A bead set wedding band is similar in style to a channel set band, with the major difference being that the bead set has small prongs to hold the diamonds in place.

Beat set bands have a slightly different look than the more classic channel set. They pair well with vintage or vintage inspired engagement rings because the backdrop of the band often appears darker. The diamonds also are more exposed with bead set and have a minimal amount of metal blocking the view to the diamonds.

4. Pavé

5 Best Women's Wedding Bands

Featured Pave Band: Triple Micropavé Diamond Wedding Band by Ritani

Pavé set diamond wedding bands are some of our favorite, because they feature two or more rows of diamonds that appear to "pave" the surface of the ring. These diamonds are set with small points of metal that help to create the paved effect.

Often the surface will appear smooth and if you ran your finger across it, it would feel like one diamond as opposed to many separate diamonds in prongs.

The cluster of diamonds and the way they are positioned in pavé wedding bands adds a unique sparkle to the ring and will brighten up your wedding ring set.

5. Straight Prong Set

5 Best Women's Wedding Bands

Featured Straight Prong Set Band: 18K White Gold Prong Set Halfway Diamond Wedding Ring by A. Jaffe

Last but not least, our fifth best women's wedding band is the straight prong set band. In this style, the prongs hold each diamond individually and are arranged in a straight line.

This is a fairly classic and straightforward style of wedding band, but for a reason. It pairs well with many styles of engagement rings because it looks good and creates a nice sparkle.

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