The curved wedding band design may be the perfect choice if you are searching for a unique diamond ring or a one-of-a-kind wedding band.
This captivating wedding ring style debuted in the Victorian days and became popular once again in the Art Deco period.
Today, contoured and twisted rings are making a comeback as the "new" modern engagement ring style for the 21st century. To find the pros and cons of these wedding ring styles plus shopping tips, check-out the info below.
And if you have any questions about curved wedding rings, or you would like to share reviews or pics of your fabulous unique wedding band, use the comment box at the end of this page!
About Curved Wedding Band Styles
Curved wedding rings became all the rage during the Victorian years, especially in the form of the much beloved "Toi et Moi" or "Me and You" styles that wrapped two gemstones together - often two diamonds, a sapphire and a diamond, or a pearl and a diamond - to represent the shared life between two mates.
Today, many curved contemporary rings are inspired by natural themes - the wind, water and trees - and designed with simple clean lines or intricate twisting and wrapping styles.
If you are looking for a unique diamond wedding ring, or a curvaceous engagement ring with a unique flair, you can find any number of curved styles in metals including platinum, palladium, silver and gold.
Unfortunately, because titanium, tungsten, cobalt, and stainless steel are such strong metals, they cannot at this time be crafted into the liquid-like turns that are often displayed on curved wedding rings.
While these unusual wedding ring styles are more commonly seen in women's engagement rings and wedding bands - curved styles are also available in men's bands too, although they may be a little more challenging to find.
An experienced local wedding ring artisan may also be able to handcraft a curved men's wedding band for you too.
Pros of Curved and Twisted Rings
These types of wedding rings are available in a number of contemporary styles and designs to
choose from, and they are a beautiful alternative to more popular styles if
you are looking for a unique diamond wedding ring or a band that will really stand out.
While curved wedding rings may be crafted with small to large carat diamonds, they tend to show larger carat diamond sizes off in quite a magnificent light too.
And, if you are looking for a handcrafted ring, many wedding ring artisans enjoy creating rings with beautiful curvaceous lines that truly capture today's modern wedding ring styles.
Cons of Curved Wedding Rings
The biggest con to curved wedding ring styles is that sometimes these types of rings cannot be resized - or resizing and repairs may be more expensive than for traditional ring designs. It all depends on the style though.
Another potential con is that curved and twisted engagement rings or wedding bands may not be comfortable to wear every day - and in some cases it may take time to get used to how the rings feel. Again, this depends on the style and design and how the band is curved.
Shopping Tips for Curved Wedding Bands and Engagement Rings
Because some curved rings may not be resized, it is best to ask before you buy if the rings you are interested in can be resized. Likewise, as it may take some time to get used to a curvaceous wedding ring style make sure your ring comes with at least a 30-day refund, just in case you find the fit of the band not to your liking. (Although, many curved bands are made with inner comfort fit features so the curves are not really noticeable on the finger).
Keep in mind that any wedding or engagement ring made with white gold will need a new rhodium plate application about every 1 to 2 years - and individuals with nickel allergies will want to avoid white gold. If you are looking for a white metal ring, than platinum, palladium and even silver are excellent white gold alternatives.
And as with all diamonds rings, it is best to buy rings crafted with diamonds certified by a trusted and reputable laboratory like the GIA, AGS, EGL or IGI.
Last but not least - gemstones and diamonds on any wedding ring should always have quality
settings, but this is especially important for curved wedding band designs. Make sure
the rings are made with strong and secure settings, such as those made
with platinum prongs or deep secure channel or pave settings.
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