Get inspired by all things wedding! Read on for tips for brides-to-be, grooms-to-be, and newlyweds. Learn about his and hers wedding bands through our guides to wedding rings for men and wedding rings for women, get wedding ideas, plan your wedding day, choose your wedding day jewelry, match your engagement ring to your wedding ring, and say “I Do” with a James Allen wedding ring.
How do you make a statement? We’ve curated a lineup of unique wedding rings so you can rock your personal style.
Whether your engagement ring is a classic solitaire or something a bit more glitzy, picking a unique wedding ring will make your wedding set truly one-of-a-kind. Conclusion: you don’t have to settle for a less-than-perfect band.
Haven’t yet found the one? Maybe you’ll find it in one of the unique wedding rings below!
Of course, we need to begin with the Throne itself. If there’s anything more coveted than ruling the Seven Kingdoms, it’s this dramatic necklace. And to be honest, we’d take these 16 round and baguette cut diamonds over 1,000 daggers – but you know, to each their own.
“The Rains of Castamere” pulled off one of the most impressive and terrifying twists on TV with the Red Wedding. For a slightly happier ending, might we suggest this red wedding ring instead? This way, you can tie the knot with vintage glory and none of the gory.
Throwing it back to the very beginning of the series, these snowstorm earrings embrace the House of Stark’s strength and connection to nature. They’re a meaningful gift for someone with Winterfell-worthy loyalty.
White Walkers’ icy blue eyes are haunting in all ways. Still, there’s undoubtedly something magical about them. This ring echos the mysterious, legendary power of the creatures from the far north without threatening the destruction of all seven kingdoms.
Joffrey may have been a poisonous sociopath, but at least he was a poisonous sociopath with style. Now that we think about it, you may be more worthy of the golden crown than Cersei’s son. Why not give it a try?
Sometimes the best wedding gifts are the ones you didn’t think to put on your registry, like Daenerys’ three dragon eggs. Snap up this necklace with diamonds and red, yellow, and orange gemstones for a look that’s similarly born from the fire.
This ring’s black bark detailing has us missing the legendary warrior Drogo, a feeling Daenerys knows well. Emulate the boldness of the Great Khal – both in battle and in love – with this unique wedding ring.
The ability to choose your face at all times: creepy or convenient? In the case of this reversible ring, we’d say more convenient. Choose whether you’re feeling diamonds or sapphires on any given day, with a Perfect Fit to hold the stones in front.
It’s been a while, but we’ll never forget the way Drogo called Daenerys “Yer Jalan Atthirari Anni” (“Moon of My Life” in Dothraki). Make a grand romantic statement by gifting this ring to someone who is your entire world.
Although arrows don’t make as dangerous a weapon as dragons, this bracelet is just as killer. In rose gold, this one’s a tribute to Ygritte and her red hair. It’s a piece that proves, once and for all: you know nothing, Jon Glow (too soon?).
The season five premiere of Jane the Virgin is finally here! We’ve rounded up some Jane-inspired rings in honor of the final season (potential spoilers ahead!).
After the cliffhanger following season four’s almost-proposal, we thought we’d have some fun… Presenting: engagement rings and wedding rings for our favorite Jane the Virgin characters!
Jane-Inspired Ring: Jane
Just for Jane, we’ll write and publish a super-organized list obsessing over this pavé engagement ring: a. Eighteen side-stones add romantic sparkle; b. the platinum band is hypoallergenic and durable; and c. Perfect Fit sides keep the diamonds front and center.
This fairytale engagement ring fits right in with Xo and Ro’s wedding. Check out that vintage detailing – it’s as beautifully complex as Xiomara and makes us want to dance all night (and knowing Xo, those would be some awesome moves).
Anything we choose for Petra needs to exude power, and this side-stone ring does not disappoint. Three emerald cut diamonds give strong lines and sparkle. What’s more – all together, the diamonds look like one brilliantly managed Marbella Hotel.
Everything Rafael has gone through has made him tougher. Meanwhile, aside from his Zen phase (#tbt), he’s always remained polished. Combine that with a yellow gold comfort fit to represent his soft side, and this ring is totally Raf.
Abuela keeps it classic, always keeping her family members on track. We’d like to think she’d love this solitaire engagement ring for its timelessness. Besides, we all know how much Alba treasures flowers!
Michael’s dependability is what we love most about him and what makes him a great detective. Sure, other rings have flash, but this go-to comfort fit wedding ring is a bestseller for a reason. Bonus: just like Michael (somehow??), the platinum’s shine will always be by your side.
We know Luisa will never really move past the fireworks of her first kiss with Rose. It hasn’t exactly made her the best doctor (or family member)… but ya gotta love that Lu is always as passionate as this romantic halo engagement ring.
Cheer is here! The 2019 runway shows were filled with completely colorful eye candy – jewelry combining gemstones from the softest morganites to the deepest sapphires. Like you and your SO, it turns out gemstones are even better together.
Diamond and Sapphire Gemstone Cluster Bar Necklace
Retro’s been reimagined with a glimmer of the hoop. Studded with diamonds, gemstones, or both, this sleek silhouette compliments your face shape while elevating any outfit. Opt for a huggie earring style or go all out with oversized statement hoops.
Jewelry trends have something new up their sleeve! It’s all about location, location, location – as in, the upper-arm location of these elegant cuff bracelets. This edgy upgrade has been spotted across fashion weeks and on our favorite celebrities.
White gold and platinum fine jewelry are having their moment. Nod to tradition with this classic metallic hue in updated designs, like bold key pendants and open silhouette rings. The best part? These metals highlight diamonds’ brilliance and make gemstones pop.
Delicate, dangling chains have arrived and we’re all ears! 2019 shows featured plenty of these ethereal earrings. Wear ‘em with your hair down for an instant shining highlight or with your hair up for a flattering, elongating effect.
When it comes to wedding rings for women, here are a few factors to keep in mind…
Your wedding day is almost here! We can practically hear the bells ringing, which means it’s time for you to choose your perfect band to go with your engagement ring.
Between lustrous gold and platinum, classic and diamond-studded, how can any of us be expected to choose just one wedding ring?? Well, you already chose The One– and we have no doubt you’ll rock this decision too. We’re here to guide you through the options!
When you choose your wedding band metal, consider your engagement ring look, the maintenance required, cost, and any relevant metal allergies. Want your wedding rings to reflect how well you and your partner go together? Choose matching wedding rings in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, or platinum!
From brilliant sparkle to crafted carvings, women’s wedding rings come in all shapes and styles. Which is the best fit for your future together?
Classic Wedding Rings for Women
You can’t go wrong with unadorned metals! These rings are traditional, timeless, and easiest to resize if necessary. Classic wedding rings are known for their comfort, a key quality for everyday wear.
Slightly Curved Wedding Ring
James Allen classic wedding ring styles include high and low dome, knife edge, flat, and traditional slightly curved. To keep it totally classic, pair your solitaire engagement ring with one of these bands.
If you love sparkly jewelry, you’ll love the look of a diamond wedding ring. The stones on these rings can be set in various ways: pavé, which allows for more light to reflect off the diamond; channel, which gives a sleek look and protects the diamonds; or bezel, which encases and secures the outer edge of the diamonds.
Big on style and thin on metal, stackable rings are the gift that keeps on giving. Go ahead, start with a wedding ring – over time, you can customize and add more! James Allen stackable ring styles include gemstones, shape patterns, and twists.
Men’s wedding bands often get outshined by the sparkle-fest that is the engagement ring. But these boy bands are more than mere one-hit wonders. They’re likely the single most important piece of jewelry you’ll ever own. You owe it to yourself to explore all your options before settling down with your lustrous loop.
Wedding Rings for Men: Test Your Metal
First thing’s first: decide on a metal. If you’re the conventional type, you can’t go wrong with a traditional gold or platinum wedding ring. Gold rings are known for their distinct character; yellow gold’s warm glow, white gold’s snowy purity, and rose gold’s unique vintage look. Men’s platinum wedding bands, while similar in appearance to men’s white gold wedding bands, are very rare and exceptionally hardwearing.
When choosing a metal for your wedding band, there’s more to consider than cost alone. Think about how it will look next to your partner’s ring. Do you want them to match or do you prefer a contrast? How much maintenance is required? (The ring, not your partner!) Are you allergic to any of the materials? The last thing you want to do is make a rash decision about such an important purchase.
If you’re more of a trendy non-conformist, an alternative metal such as titanium or cobalt chrome might float your boat. Men’s titanium wedding bands are a popular option as they’re durable enough to withstand the rigors of daily life, yet surprisingly lightweight.
Cobalt chrome is another solid choice. Literally. It’s four times harder than gold and has a non-corrosive, scratch-resistant surface. Like titanium, cobalt is a hypoallergenic metal, making it suitable for those with sensitive skin (we’re looking at you, tough guy!).
The width of your wedding ring is entirely a matter of personal style. However, as a general rule of thumb, those with larger hands are better off going with a thicker wedding ring, and vice versa. Because wider rings require more precious metal, they tend to be more expensive. Pro tip: Offset the cost of a larger ring by choosing a more affordable metal. White gold, for instance, looks very similar to platinum but costs less.
Slightly Domed Comfort Fit Wedding Ring
Beveled Comfort Fit Wedding Band
Wedding Rings for Men: The Finishing Touch
Wedding rings for men owe their handsome appearance in large part to the texture, or finish, of the metal. James Allen wedding rings come in all different finishes including high polish, satin, and hammered. A high polish finish is considered a traditional choice whereas satin might appeal more to lovers of contemporary design. If you’re looking for something that’s off the beaten path, the hammered look is bound to get your heart pounding.
Classic Low Dome Wedding Ring
Hammered Comfort Fit Wedding Band
Wedding Rings for Men: The Bevel’s in the Detailing
Wedding rings for men have come a long way in recent years, shedding their bland band reputation in favor of more daring designs. These days, it’s not uncommon to see rings sporting diamond or gemstone accents.
If you want to make your wedding ring extra meaningful, why not personalize it with a loving inscription? James Allen offers free engravingon most of its wedding bands. Have your SO’s name or initials etched in the metal, a song lyric or inside joke, or the date of your wedding. Now there’s no excuse for forgetting your anniversary!
With the royal wedding almost upon us, we’ve taken the liberty of picking out matching wedding rings for Markle’s sparkle.
The big news out of Kensington Palace last year was Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle. Oh, and thatring. You probably don’t need reminding that he popped the question with a classic three-stone sparkler, complete with a cushion cut center diamond. Or that the two round cut side stones came from Princess Di’s personal collection. But just in case you do, here’s a more affordable James Allen lookalike ring to jog your memory:
In honor of the upcoming royal nuptials, we’ve rounded up some Insta-worthy wedding rings that would look perfect alongside Ms. Markle’s stunner. Think of them as the stylish yin to her sparkling yang.
The future royal has described her style as “classic with a modern twist”. This is evident in Harry’s choice of engagement ring, which features an intricate floral-like motif. She would do well to pair it with an understated wedding ring that doesn’t draw attention away from that magnificent diamond trio.
This eternity ring has that classic style, but the surrounding diamonds give it an added je ne sais quoi.
Classic meets contemporary in this sleek and sophisticated design.
The Royal Wedding: Your Other Other Half
One of the nice things about three stone engagement rings is how truly versatile they are. They can be paired with most wedding ring styles and metal types, so you’re bound to find something that suits your taste and “royal” wedding budget!
Double or Nothing
Pavé bands are the obvious choice if you want to accentuate your diamonds, as they essentially double the amount of sparkle.
A Shine of the Times
Ever feel like you were born into the wrong era? Then you’ll dig the vintage stylings of this art deco charmer. Seriously, rings this regal should be illegal!
If you have a penchant for a more modern aesthetic, you may appreciate the smooth contours of this rope-style wedding ring. Its pavé diamonds are interwoven with blue sapphires, delivering a refreshing pop of color.
Mix or Match
Matching metals bring harmony to the wearer’s hand, while mixed metals lend a decidedly eclectic look. Demand for these sexy stackables is piling up!
Made of an alloy of gold and copper, rose gold wedding rings are loved for their warm, pinkish color. The copper contents make rose gold wedding bands more durable than other gold rings and keeps the color of the metal vibrant without maintenance. Plus, rose gold is especially difficult to scratch, a major pro for everyday wear.
Twisted Pavé Rose Gold Wedding Band
Rose gold is also known as “red gold” and “pink gold,” and sometimes “Russian gold” as a result of its popularity in early 19th century Russia. In addition to its storied history, rose gold is completely on-trend, rocking the hands of celebrities from Lauren Conrad to Blake Lively.
A rose gold wedding ring symbolizes epic love, whether you choose to pair it with a rose gold engagement ring or an engagement ring of another metal. That’s not to say that rose gold wedding rings are only for women — rose gold wedding bands are also a classy and distinctive choice for men.
Essential prep for the days, weeks, and months after getting engaged.
You’re on cloud nine after getting engaged and you don’t ever want to come down. Why would you? It’s super comfy up there! But, at the same time, you’ve never been more excited to share the happy news with your loved ones back on Earth. Quite the logistical dilemma!
We’ve put together some handy tips to keep you grounded after getting engaged, because we’re nice like that.
The Day After Getting Engaged
1. Wait to Celebrate
Things are about to get cray… and fast! But before you go announcing your big news to the world, why not have a little private celebration of your own? Take the time to really let it sink in and then, only when you’re ready, bring your closest friends and family into the loop. Book a table at your favorite restaurant or, better yet, invite them over for a barbeque. For a priceless reaction, casually mention you’re getting married as you ask one of your guests to pass the mesquite!
2. Make Beautiful Your Cuticles
You’re jumping for joy on the inside, but your fingers tell a different story. Months of nail-biting that led up to the proposal have taken their toll. Give those sad-looking digits the pampering they deserve with a professional manicure – your cuticles will thank you! Keep it simple with a clean, shape, and polish, or go all out with some funky nail art. Either way, you’ll want to ensure your hand’s in tip-top condition and ready for the close-up.
3. Be Selfie-Centered!
These days, it’s not official until you post an engagement ring selfie and the ‘likes’ start pouring in. How does one prep for the ultimate ring shot? Choose a background that doesn’t distract too much from the ring. You can include props from the proposal or hold hands with your fiancé. Make sure your ring and hand are in focus, use natural light rather than flash, and experiment with angles to maximize sparkle. After getting engaged with a James Allen ring, we’ll help you create a video of your proposal moment, complete with a 360° view of your ring. Perfect for sharing!
The safest place to store your ring when it’s not being worn is in its original packaging, as this offers the best protection. But who wants to carry a ring box around with them? A more convenient solution is to scatter several ring dishes around your house, so there’s always a safe place to rest your ring when you take it off.
The Calm After Getting Engaged
6. Savor the Moment
Sounds fairly obvious, but couples often get so caught up in the excitement after getting engaged, they forget to enjoy the experience. Take some “us” time to escape the stresses of planning a wedding, even for a few hours. Whether it’s a picnic in the park or a day at the spa, you owe it to yourselves to unwind and bask in the simple pleasure of each other’s company. As for the wedding planning, go at your own pace and don’t put undue pressure on yourselves.
You’ve been walking on sunshine ever since the proposal, so why not choose a wedding band that reflects those golden rays?
Yellow gold wedding bands are as much a part of wedding tradition as the ceremony itself. Their warm, soft glow gives the wearer a feeling of comfort and reassurance that lasts well beyond the big day. While other metal types may fall in and out of fashion, yellow gold wedding bands have a timeless quality that many couples find appealing.
Yellow Gold to Have and to Hold
JamesAllen.com offers yellow gold wedding bands in a range of stunning styles, from classic to modern. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite golden nuggets for your prospecting pleasure.
Tie the knot with this sleek and stylish twisted pavé wedding ring. The melted metal look is sure to melt a few hearts!
Show off your curves in this traditional, slightly contoured wedding ring. The band’s minimalist design exudes pure, understated elegance.
Make the ultimate pledge with a nifty knife edge! Accented by clean, modern lines, this elegant wedding ring is a modern update of the traditional curved style.
Pinch yourself – you’re not dreaming! This exquisite tapered pavé band, which appears to be pinched in the middle, is perfect for your main squeeze!
Look at these rings, Look how they shine for you. Each setting’s golden hue, Yeah, they are all yellow.
Yellow Gold Wedding Bands for Him
Of all the gold varieties, yellow gold bears the closest resemblance to the precious metal you know and love in its most natural state. The coloring also happens to complement most skin tones, making it the gold standard for both women’s and men’s wedding bands.
Get into the groove with this dapper-looking comfort-fit wedding band, which is distinguished by two parallel grooves that run the circumference of the ring.
Look sharp in this etched bezel-set diamond wedding band, which features a high-polished center trim between multiple round cut diamonds.
Make a simple yet bold statement with this traditional comfort-fit wedding ring. The flat outer surface lends a modern appearance to this timeless classic.
Forge a meaningful relationship with this handsome comfort-fit wedding band, which features a hammered-finish center and high-polished edge.
You’ve been dreaming about your big day for as long as you can remember, right down to the last rose petal. Every time you run through it in your head, it’s absolutely perfect; from the dress to the cake to the… 100 white doves? In reality, getting hitched without a hitch requires a lot of careful planning and a wedding day schedule that leaves nothing to chance.
To ensure your special day is remembered for all the right reasons, consider these points when putting together your wedding day schedule.
Wedding Day Schedule: Before the Ceremony
Give Your Diamonds a Shine
Before you walk down the aisle, you’ll want to make sure your bridal jewelry is every bit as radiant as you are. There are a number of things you can do to make your diamond engagement ring and wedding ring look sparkly clean. While the correct cleaning method will depend on the type of ring setting you choose, as a general rule, it’s okay to soak your rings for up to 30 minutes in mild dish soap and warm water, and scrub them gently with a soft toothbrush.
Let your bridesmaids have their hair and makeup done before you. Not only will you stay looking fresh for the ceremony, but you’ll also be able to have your bridesmaids in the background of your getting-ready shots. Your wedding day schedule should allow for an hour and a half to two hours for the bride’s hair and makeup, and an hour to an hour and a half for each of the bridesmaids.
Make Room for the Groom
Typically, the groom and groomsmen arrive at the venue an hour and a half prior to the ceremony. This allows them time to welcome guests and show them to their seats… and get those wedding-day jitters under control.
Preview Your Bridal Look
With your hair and makeup done and jewelry shined, it’s time to let the groom see his beautiful bride! You might want to use this quiet moment to take pre-ceremony portraits while your bridal party and families wait in the wings. You should allocate around 15 to 30 minutes of your wedding day schedulefor the first look; 40 if you factor in bride and groom photos.
Put Your Loved Ones in the Picture
Think about how you want your family and friends grouped in photos and prepare a list for the photographer. So there’s no confusion, you can also ask someone from your bridal party to help the photographer identify all the people on the list. Your wedding day schedule should allow up to 50 minutes for photo ops.
Wedding Day Schedule: It’s Showtime!
Get This Party Started
Plan to start the wedding ceremony fifteen minutes after the time listed on the invitation, as there will always be latecomers.
After you’ve exchanged vows, it’s off to the reception. Yay! You know how this part goes: cocktails are drunk, dinner is served, dances are danced, toasts are made, the cake is cut, a bouquet is tossed, and you make your grand exit. Whichever moments you choose to include in your wedding day schedule, try not to get too caught up in the details; allow yourself space to enjoy what is sure to be one of the best days of your life.
Wedding Day Schedule: Winding Down
Play It Safe
Once you’ve kicked off your dancing shoes and picked the last bit of confetti from your hair, you’ll probably be ready to call it a night. At this point, you might be tempted to toss your shiny new engagement ring and wedding ring into a drawer or leave them lying precariously on your nightstand – but they need a bed for the night too! It’s important to store your diamond jewelry separately from other jewelry, as they can scratch pretty much any jewel they come into contact with, diamonds being the hardest mineral on Earth and all. You’re best off keeping your sparklers in their original packaging or, if you prefer, in a separate compartment in a jewelry box.
You’ve found the love of your life – now it’s time to find your second-most important match: the wedding ring and engagement ring duo.
Your engagement ring represents all the history of your relationship, and the way it’s paired with your wedding ring can symbolize how beautifully your past fits with your future. Thinking about how to match your engagement ring and wedding band? Read on for pairing suggestions and helpful considerations.
To pair easily, scroll to the bottom of the page of your James Allen ring page for the perfect engagement ring and wedding ring combo ideas! So without further ado, let’s take a look at…
Wedding Ring and Engagement Ring Combos!
Completely Classic or Classic with a Twist?
Let’s start with the basics. Do you want to rock a timeless style, or would you prefer a new take on the original combo (potentially featuring a literal twist)? Here’s how to match your engagement ring and wedding band both ways.
Knife Edge Wedding Ring
Solitaire Engagement Ring
Classic with a Twist
Twisted Pavé Wedding Ring
Rope Solitaire Engagement Ring
Bling all around or understated with shine?
On one hand, two pavé rings means double the sparkle. On the other hand, you also know that the simple strength of one can sometimes highlight the shine of the other. Which’ll it be?
Bling All Around
Eternity Pavé Wedding Ring
Pavé Contoured Engagement Ring
Understated with Shine
Slightly Curved Wedding Ring
Twisted Pavé Engagement Ring
Mixed or matching metals?
Are you an opposites-attract or a match-made-in-heaven kind of couple? Both types of metal combinations look fantastic – it’s a matter of how your tones balance each other.
French-Cut Eternity Wedding Ring
Pavé Pear Diamond Engagement Ring
Super modern or art-deco vintage?
Are you the couple who’s constantly posting new pictures or the couple who’s always posting #tbt? Did you meet while working at a tech startup or in a history seminar? Do you feel like your love is the stuff of futuristic novels or of The Great Gatsby? Match your wedding ring and engagement ring to your #couplestyle.
Open Twist Pavé Wedding Ring
Spiral Tension Engagement Ring
Round and Arrow Wedding Ring
Art-Deco Floral Engagement Ring
Gem or diamond side stones?
Of course, diamonds have their classic charm. But maybe you want a bit more color to complement the glitter of your engagement ring and wedding band. From diamonds to gems including emerald, ruby, and sapphire, what will you choose to highlight your center diamond?
Sapphire + Diamond Wedding Ring
Three Stone Sapphire Engagement Ring
Channel-Set Diamond Wedding Ring
Three Stone Diamond Engagement Ring
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