HOW TO CHOOSE A GEMSTONE WEDDING BAND


Woman wearing a gemstone wedding


You found your forever love and pulled off the proposal. Congrats! Now it’s time for you and your partner to pick out wedding bands. If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, gemstone wedding bands are a unique and beautiful alternative to a traditional ring. Whether you love a pop of color or you want to incorporate your birthstone, a gemstone wedding band lets you express your personal style. Here’s what to think about when shopping for gemstone wedding bands, so you can choose the perfect pair for your milestone day.


SHOP EARLY

You should love your gemstone wedding band just as much as you love your engagement ring, so give yourself ample time to find the one that’s right for you. After all, you’ll be wearing it for many years to come! You should start shopping about three to four months before your wedding and make the purchase six to eight weeks before the big day, factoring in extra time for engravings or a custom design.


CONSIDER THE COLOR

When it comes to shopping for a gemstone wedding band, one of the first and most important considerations is the gemstone’s color. Are you drawn to gemstone wedding bands for their vibrant, showstopping look? Does a particular gemstone’s symbolism speak to you? Do you want to showcase your birthstone? Or do you simply have a favorite color? Take some time to think about which gemstone speaks to you.
 

Loose gemstones in various colors


TO MATCH OR NOT TO MATCH?

Do you and your partner want matching gemstone wedding bands, or would you prefer individual styles? There is no wrong answer here. While having coordinating bands is the traditional option, many couples opt for different rings that express their personal style. Gemstones might give you the bold style you desire, but your partner might be more interested in a minimalist look. What’s important is that you choose a ring you love most and that your partner does the same.

When it comes to matching your engagement ring with your wedding band, there are no hard-and-fast rules here either. However, you should like the way they look together. When you’re shopping for a gemstone wedding band, be sure to try it on both with your engagement ring on and without to ensure you like the look of it both ways.


WEDDING BAND WIDTH

Gemstone wedding bands come in a range of widths, which can impact the look you’re going for. Some may prefer a dainty look with a thin 2mm band, a classic medium style at 3-4mm, or a bolder design at 6mm and beyond. Thinner rings typically feature round-cut gemstones, while thicker bands can accommodate more diverse stone shapes, such as baguette, princess-cut, oval-cut, and more.
 


SHOP GEMSTONE WEDDING BANDS

Your one-of-a-kind love story calls for a unique wedding band. Shop KAY’s selection of gemstone wedding bands now to find your perfect pairing.
 

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