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Eternity Bands and Wedding Rings: What’s the Difference?

Eternity bands and wedding rings are often confused to being the same item. However, there are differences between the two ring styles ranging from design and construction to purpose. While wedding bands are traditionally exchanged as part of the ceremony, some couples do opt to use eternity rings instead. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to learn more about the differences between eternity bands and wedding rings.

Wedding Rings

 

wedding ringsTraditionally, wedding rings are used in the wedding ceremony. The rings are symbolic, representing an unbroken circle of love. During a ceremony, the wedding ring is placed on the ring finger of the bride by the husband and vice versa. For brides, the wedding ring typically matches the engagement ring. While most classic rings feature a plain band, contemporary rings often include diamond accents. For matched sets, the wedding band will directly match the engagement ring. However, many modern brides like to mix and match their ring styles. Additionally, many wedding rings include a notched base that allows the band to fit flush against the engagement ring. Some times, the wedding band and engagement ring are soldered together to prevent damage to either ring.

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Eternity Bandseternity bands

While wedding rings that include diamonds generally only wrap halfway around, eternity bands feature diamonds that go all the way around the band. Although many eternity bands feature round diamonds, these rings can be made with fancy shapes ranging form princess cut diamonds to emerald cut and more. Although wedding bands are generally used as part of the wedding ceremony, eternity bands are often used to celebrate sentimental moments such as an anniversary or the birth of a child. Eternity rings are incredibly versatile in that they can be worn  on their own or stacked with other types of rings. The never-ending circle of diamonds is meant to represent an everlasting love.

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When Should I Order Wedding Rings?

If you’ve been preparing for the biggest day of your life, you’ve probably got a check list started. From developing the guest list to booking a venue and attending all the tastings, the past couple months have most likely been busy. However, even with a check list, some things can get overlooked. One item that is often overlooked by engaged couples is purchasing the wedding rings. While they are a crucial aspect of the ceremony, many couples are unsure as to when to order wedding rings.

Set The Date First

From the moment you received an engagement ring, you’ve been dreaming about the matching wedding band. However, before you start shopping for wedding rings online, the first thing to do is set the wedding date. This can only happen if you have an estimated guest list and budget established, so these should be your first steps in planning a wedding. After setting a date, then you can consider the details of the ceremony. Once you’ve picked the date, you will have a better idea of your budget and can start shopping for wedding  bands.

Shop For Wedding Rings Today, Order Later

Whether you want to make sure your engagement ring matches your wedding band or want something altogether unique, the best advice is to start shopping early. By exploring your options for both women’s and men’s wedding rings now, you can better determine your budget for the rings. Recent publications state the average cost of an American wedding is somewhere between $25,000 and $35,000. However, each couple will have their own budget to decide how much to spend on wedding rings.

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Start shopping for wedding rings early to determine your wedding budget

Because there are so many options for wedding bands these days, there is a wide price range, too. By shopping early, you can figure out what you can afford then order later. This will allow you to offset some of the costs involved with planning a wedding, such as vendor deposits. However, don’t wait to the last minute, even if your jeweler offers overnight shipping.  It is important that you have time to try on the rings to make sure they do not need to be resized. Consider ordering your wedding bands at least one full month before the wedding date.