By Kirsten Hawkins
Styles and choices in wedding bands have changed drastically
over the past few years. Because everyone seems to be looking
for something that is unique and different, jewelers are
offering more choices than ever before. This leads to a small
dilemma, however. With so many different styles now being
offered, how do you know whether the band you choose is truly
unique? People don’t want something that is just a
non-traditional style anymore. People want something that no
one else has anywhere. This can be a tall order to fill.
even if you can’t manage something completely unique, at least
you can find a wedding band that is different enough it will
get attention and possibly turn a few heads.
This is perhaps the best way to find a truly unique wedding
band. It is also one of the most expensive. Although the
Internet makes custom ordering much more accessible than it
ever was before, you can still expect to pay more for your
custom ordered band than you would for any other type of
wedding ring. If you are completely set on having a truly
unique wedding band, however, this is the way to go.
Tension Set bands:
A very interesting style of wedding band that has started
becoming popular is the tension set wedding band. These rings
are not a traditional solid circle but instead have a split in
the design. In this split a stone is set so that it is held in
place by the tension of the opposing ends of the ring. There
are positive and negative aspects to choosing a ring with a
tension setting, but it is a design that gets noticed. Tension
set wedding bands can be custom ordered as well, so the
opportunity is still there for something truly unique.
Celtic Wedding Bands:
Wedding bands with attractive Celtic design patterns have been
rising in popularity, but are still far from the norm. With so
many different Celtic braid and weave designs available, it is
easy to have a ring that at least appears to be unique. There
are a lot of companies that can do Celtic designs according to
custom specifications as well and, because these companies
specialize in this type of work, a custom ordered Celtic
wedding band is often less costly than other types of custom
bands. When looking for a unique wedding band, a Celtic design
may be the way to go.
It is often said that there is nothing new under the sun. This
old adage may be true, but there are at least options in every
situation. The search for a unique wedding band need not be
fruitless. Even if you can’t find or afford a true
one-of-a-kind ring, the options and differences in styles
available will at least help you find something that is unique
to you. And isn’t that really all you could ask for? If your
wedding band is consistently admired and you hear the question
“Where’d you get that” quite often, you can feel satisfied
you’ve found a unique wedding band.
About The Author: Kirsten Hawkins is an event planner from
Nashville, TN. Visit www.wedding411.net/ for more event
planning tips, strategies, and resources.