Classic Wedding Rings
The classic wedding ring consisting of a solid band of precious metal is still a widely popular choice, particularly for men. Many women who value the traditional are also attracted to the simplicity of the classic wedding band even though styles with diamonds and elaborate design are increasingly available today and growing in popularity.
There are a number of good reasons to choose a classic wedding ring, in addition to the fact that it pays homage to traditional values. The symmetrical nature of the gold band makes it compatible with many solitaire style engagement rings. It can even fit flush with many of the more stylish rings available today, thereby making it possible for a bride to honor tradition with the band while expressing her sense of style with the engagement ring.
The classic wedding band is generally more affordable than rings with a lot of design work or diamonds. And they are lower maintenance with no stones to be concerned about being damaged or falling out due to daily wear and tear. A basic polishing once every few years is usually sufficient to make them look almost brand new.
Lifestyle considerations are important to factor in any jewelry buying decision, but especially for rings that will be worn every day. A classic wedding ring is almost bullet proof and a good choice for someone who is very active with their hands. This is perhaps a big reason that men tend to choose something relatively simple.
But classic does not have to mean plain. There are plenty of nice designs for men and women that offer some interesting design elements within the traditional theme. Different textures, engraving, and even different metals can make for interesting variations of the classic wedding ring.
So, options are still plentiful, even for the relatively simple traditional wedding ring. You can express yourself with a touch of design flair without straying too far from the tradition look and the versatility of the classic wedding ring.