Since they’ve been spotted on the ring fingers of Hollywood glamour goddesses like Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey, diamond wedding bands
have become a de rigeur part of the wedding jewelry ensemble for thousands of fashionable brides. But not everyone wants the full “bling factor” of a wedding band that is fully encrusted in diamonds. Fortunately, diamond wedding bands are available in every variation from subtle sparkle to glamorous glitter. Check out the following gallery of diamond wedding bands, rated by bling factor. Do you like stud earrings and comfortable-but-cute flats? Then you’re probably a bling factor of 1. If you prefer shoulder-grazing chandelier earrings and towering stilettos, move down the list to find the dramatic diamonds that will suit you perfectly.
Bling Factor: One
You like to be comfortable, but don’t want to sacrifice fashion at the same time. A pair of stud earrings or a simple pendant suffices for jewelry most days, and a quick swipe of lip gloss and moisturizer is your daily makeup routine. Go for a diamond wedding band that looks almost like the traditional plain band, subtly embedded with a few modest stones that add some subtle charm and interest, like this scattered diamond band
Benchmark "Scattered" Diamond Wedding Ring
Bling Factor: Two
You may occasionally flip through a fashion magazine or two, but you still rely on your two lucky pairs of pants most weeks, and you kick off your heels as soon as you possibly can. Go for a diamond wedding band with a cluster of small but noticeable stones, like this Petite diamond wedding ring
. The look is pretty but casual and easy-to-wear.
Petite Diamond Wedding Ring
Bling Factor: Three
You consider yourself to be right in that happy medium between comfortable and fashionable. You know how much a well-chosen statement necklace or a great pair of boots can elevate a simple outfit, and your makeup bag is stocked with your tried-and-true essentials. A channel-set diamond wedding band is the simple but elegant companion to your equally-balanced engagement ring. Yellow gold is a unique twist on the classic white, and the princess-cut stones in the band contrast nicely with the round center stone.
Princess Channel-Set Diamond Wedding Ring
Bling Factor: Four
You are in touch with your glittery side, and always find a way to show it, without letting it take over your outfit. So whether it’s a studded handbag, a sparkly brooch pinned to your business blazer, or a fabulous pair of heels, you always find a way to show some sparkle. A pavé-set diamond wedding band coordinates well with a diamond-encrusted engagement ring, enhancing the center stone without overpowering it.
Rounded Pave Diamond Wedding Ring
Bling Factor: Five
You are an unapologetic fashion fiend, and you have no problem mixing and matching styles to create a fantastic look that is completely you. Your friends come to you for fashion advice, and you never met a pair of high heels you didn’t like. Jazz up your engagement ring in style, with a diamond wedding band as glamorous as you are. This show-stopper of a wedding band features four round brilliant stones and two baguette diamonds on a platinum band. Of course, a wedding band this blingy demands a carefully-matched engagement ring, which meets its sparkly power without going overboard. The echoing design elements of the two rings create a matching wedding band set that work equally well together and separately.
Coeur de Clara Ashley Three Stone Wedding Set