Wedding Bands Explained

by Feb 7, 2024buying, wedding0 comments

Wedding bands – Depths, Widths & Profiles Explained

When looking for the perfect wedding band or ring, you are looking for something special that catches your eye and makes you say, “That’s the one“. After all, you are choosing a band that will be worn for the rest of your life, so ensuring it’s the right design and style for you is essential. Most importantly – something often overlooked when wedding band shopping – is the consideration of a wedding band’s width, depth, and profile.

In this blog, we will break down each definition and guide you on the most popular profiles to help you choose one that suits your comfort and requirements.

Depth

When talking about Depth in wedding bands, we refer to the thickness of a band, which is visible by looking at how high the band sits on the finger. A thicker band tends to be more durable and can withstand engraving and diamond settings. A thinner band allows you to stack engagement and anniversary bands, which may suit someone with smaller hands. There are 3 standard variable depths: lightweight (1.3mm), medium weight (1.7mm) or heavyweight (2.1mm). However, you should remember that depths can vary slightly between different jewellers.

Width

Wedding bands are available in various widths, affecting the wearers’ comfort. The width of a band refers to how wide the band itself is and impacts the overall look when placed on one’s finger. These can range from 2mm to 10mm, with the most common width for women being 2mm – 4mm and for men 5mm – 7mm. Select the width that feels right for you and consider opting for a wider width if durability or wanting a statement piece is your main priority.

Wedding Band Profiles

What are wedding band profiles? If you were to cut through the wedding band, the shape that you can see inside is called a Profile. Here are 7 of the most common profiles you can find today.

Court

A traditional court wedding band is designed for a comfortable fit, with a rounded inside and outside.

Flat Court

 

A court profile on the inside for comfort with a contemporary flat outer edge.

D Shaped

The D shaped look on the outside gives a modern rounded look, while the inside has a flat fit.

Rounded Flat

A rounded top and inside with rounded edges.

Paris

A Paris profile has a rounded outer band with a rounded inside for comfort.

Cushion

A cushion profile band has a comfort fit with flat edges.

Bevelled Edge

A flat profile with bevelled edges on the top and bottom.

Selecting the perfect wedding band involves considering all of the above factors. Understanding these elements will guide you toward a wedding band that symbolises your commitment and reflects your unique style. Take your time exploring the options, and remember that the ideal wedding band is the one that resonates with you and your partner.

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