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Hi, lovelies! Are you wondering where to buy the best wedding rings? You’ve come to the right place! Buying wedding rings is a much easier task when you know exactly what to look for. We’ll show you how to get the best wedding rings for you and your soon-to-be spouse and tell you what to look out for when shopping online. We’ll also help you pick the right metals for your wedding rings and explain how to get the best fit. (We’re covering wedding bands in this post; for engagement rings, read this post.) Throughout this post, we’re sharing our top picks for where to buy the best wedding rings ever. I know you’re going to love what we’ve found. And if you’re buying wedding rings, don’t forget to get these velvet boxes. They are so beautiful. Enjoy!
I remember when Andrew and I were planning our wedding and we started talking about our wedding rings. What kind should we get? Probably something cheap. But what if it is too cheap and it falls apart? Okay, spend a little more. But what if it doesn’t look right with my engagement ring? Ok, time to look up some tips. That’s kind of how it went. We’re both super agreeable, so narrowing it down was tough. In the end, he chose a white gold band with a wide width and I chose a white gold band with no bells, no whistles. Totally my style. When shopping for wedding rings, stick to your own personal style. Don’t worry so much about what’s trending or what’s popular right now; shop based on the best wedding rings you’ll love to wear happily ever after.
Sidebar: no one really knows anything about wedding stuff until it’s time to buy. For instance, if you’re not sure where to buy wedding rings, it’s a learning process for everyone! So if you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to figure pick just one ring, don’t worry too much — you’ll find it, promise! And we’re here to help. Email with any questions!
Isn’t this a beautiful band? We spotted it at Gaia’s Candy.
by gaia’s candy | buy it here
Now that I know more about wedding rings, here’s where to buy the best wedding rings on the planet.
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Where to Buy the Best Wedding Rings
The best wedding rings are… handmade! Preferably, you’ll want to shop independent artisans (i.e. Etsy, Amazon Handmade, handmade non-traditional rings on the web) or Ebay, Amazon, etc.
The point is, the wedding rings you buy ought to be unique and customized to suit your style. Plus, you want to read reviews and price-compare before you buy.
One of the nice things about buying wedding rings on Etsy or Amazon is the ability to search by price. You can set a limit it to your maximum amount if you want to stay on budget. It’s a lot harder to talk down a ring after you’ve already seen it (even if it’s a few hundred dollars too much!) I also love the option of searching by material, saving to your favorites, or, for Amazon, searching for wedding rings that are available for shipping on Amazon Prime. Great for when you need it in two-days or overnight. (You can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime here.) And last but not least, READ REVIEWS! The countless of reviews on shops are there to help you when you buy; read what other customers have said before you make a purchase. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress worrying whether the quality will be as good as it looks in photos.
When shopping online, you can also save your favorites for later. Get an idea of what you like by saving them (on Etsy, click “favorite”; on Amazon, “add to wish list“) and show them to your future spouse to see what they think. If you find a favorite we’ve shared in this post, click on the Pinterest sharing button (floating at the bottom). You can pin it to your own pinboards to refer to later. :) (Hey, follow us!)
by honngaijewelry | buy it now
Why Handmade Wedding Rings Are Best
Besides the fact that we’re obsessed over handmade things here, we think handmade is just better in so many ways. A handmade ring is carefully designed by a talented artisan; he or she puts work into your ring to design, shape, and size your ring perfectly to your specifications.
You can buy wedding rings in store, too, and we’re not knocking it, but we’re talking about where to buy the best wedding rings, so to us, handmade > factory-made. Always. In every equation.
I mean, when is the last time you saw a ring like this in-store?! By RuggedandRefined.
by RuggedandRefined | buy it here
Or one of these?! By Sapheena.
Or this popular wedding band for men from carpediemjewellery:
by carpediemjewellery | buy it here
And this stunning band from Lolide!
You just can’t find wedding rings like this in store.
What about sizing? Don’t I need to try it in person first?
Some people worry about getting the size right when buying wedding rings. That’s a totally legitimate and reasonable request. I mean, you are going to be wearing your wedding ring forever, so it HAS TO fit. If you prefer trying it on in store, or at least getting your proper size, head to a jewelry store and try on a few. Then you’ll know your exact size. Or you can always get one of these (it’s so cheap). P.S. People have great luck with these for rings that are slightly loose. We talked about it in this post.
If you’re going to buy the best rings possible, that goes hand-in-hand with picking the best metal that works with your lifestyle. Here are a few tips when picking out your wedding rings.
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Metal Choices for Wedding Rings
In this section, we’ll talk about where to buy the best wedding rings in a variety of different metals including platinum, gold, sterling silver, cobalt, titanium, and tungsten. We’ll also briefly cover where to buy wood wedding rings and even silicone. Let’s start with platinum — the most popular metal choice for wedding rings.
Platinum is the top pick (and also the priciest) for wedding rings and engagement rings because it is durable, it won’t tarnish, and it won’t oxidize. It is also the most expensive, and it is easy to scratch.
Here’s an example of a platinum wedding band. Notice how shiny it is. By LoveFineDiamonds.
Gold is a standard and one of the most popular wedding ring metals. It is soft and can tarnish, but it is shiny and has a classic appearance. Yellow gold and white gold are the most commonly selected metals, but rose gold is quickly growing in popularity. Gold is easy to care for and can be buffed to shine with a soft cloth.
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This is an example of a 14k rose gold wedding band to fit around your engagement ring. By LaBoutiquebyJulia.
by laboutiquebyjulia | buy it now
Sterling silver is a more affordable option, but it is prone to tarnish. It can also get scratched and marked easily. It can, however, be a great alternative to gold because it is less expensive and can be shiny or matte.
I love how this ring from Ida Jewelry Design can be engraved on the inside:
by ida jewelry design | buy it now
This ring from MeropisArtJewelry is made of pure silver:
by meropis art jewelry | buy it now
Alternative metals are popular options for couples and make several appearances in our list of the best wedding rings. The alternative metals include cobalt, stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, and palladium, Of all of these, cobalt and stainless steel are the only wedding rings which can be resized easily.
Here’s an example of a tungsten wedding ring for men (by Charming Jewelers):
Titanium and tungsten cannot be resized. Therefore, you’ll definitely want to triple-check your wedding ring size is accurate before you buy.
This ring is titanium in a gold finish (by Alpha Tungsten):
Palladium is a precious metal that has grown in popularity in the past few years. It can be resized, contrary to belief, but it depends largely on the style of ring. Here’s an example of a palladium wedding ring (by Metalicious):
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Psst. For more on metal choices, see: What You Should Know About Metals.
Alternatives to Metal Wedding Rings
Want to go totally against the grain? Opt for a wood wedding ring. We talked about wood wedding rings in length here. They’re a great alternative, particularly for someone who loves the great outdoors. Be careful because some wood rings do not last as long as others; check out the individual shop’s guarantee or warnings against wear.
This wood ring is gorgeous. I love the carved initials inside! By Lyuben Kostov.
Another alternative is silicone, used as a temporary placeholder for your ring when you’re out adventuring so you don’t lose yours. Example: you’re going mountain climbing, canoeing, rafting, etc. and you don’t want your ring to fall off. What do you do? Try one of these silicone wedding rings from Swap My Band:
by swap my band
And last but not least…
Buy Your Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Together
Another way to ensure you are buying the best wedding rings possible is to coordinate the look of your engagement ring with your wedding band. Instead of playing a guessing game of what might look good with your engagement ring, a good rule of thumb is to buy them together (if possible) or buy your wedding band from the same jeweler after the engagement. The jeweler — again, if you’re opting for handmade you’ll get some seriously great feedback — can work with you to design a perfect wedding band that will complement your engagement ring.
Some of the best wedding rings ever designed are the ones that fit around the engagement ring, like this:
Now that you know what to look for, here’s where to buy the best wedding rings we’ve ever seen — all handmade! First, let’s take a peek at women’s wedding bands.
Where to Buy the Best Wedding Rings → For Women
For simplicity, this 14k gold carved ring is perfect! By Andrea Bonelli Jewelry.
by andrea bonelli jewelry | buy it now
Here’s an example of a curved wedding band with diamonds to fit around your engagement ring (by Sivan Lotan):
by sivan lotan
I adore this flat milgrain wedding band from Meander Works:
by meander works | buy it now
For women who love a little extra sparkle on their wedding band, there is this beautiful ring from Sapheena:
This is a really beautiful set for a couple: he gets the textured band and she gets the floral ring. By Melanie Casey Jewelry.
by MelanieCaseyJewelry | buy it here
Here’s a swoon-worthy wedding band from DiamondFineJewelry:
by diamond fine jewelry | buy it now
For couples who love eco-inspired rings, these twig bands from Kristin Coffin are awesome. I especially love the scattered diamonds on the women’s band.
by kristin coffin | buy it now
This is a beautiful rustic skinny wedding band for women from LilyEmme Jewelry:
by lilyemme jewelry | buy it now
Lovin’ on this braided gold ring by MayaMor:
And this three-stone band from LieselLove:
by liesel love | buy it now
This is an exquisite silver curve wedding band we spotted at ZakviJewels:
by zakvi jewels | buy it now
This x-shaped ring is a beautiful band! From LoveRingsDesign.
by love rings design | buy it now
For a unique design, check out this scalloped rope wedding band from Penelli Belle:
by penelli belle | buy it now
Check out this gold vine wedding band from Capucinne:
And this pretty band with diamonds from Alya Personalized:
by alya personalized | buy it now
I’m loving this dainty chevron wedding band (from Artemer):
And also this pear cut cluster ring (also by Artemer):
Want something ultra-simple? This classic skinny band from Envero Jewelry is a great choice:
by envero jewelry | buy it now
Where to Buy the Best Wedding Rings → For Men
One of my favorite wedding bands is this sterling silver ring from LilyEmme Jewelry:
by lilyemme jewelry | buy it now
This wedding band from Beth Cyr looks almost like tree bark.
This awesome ring from Elizabeth Scott Designs features a birch bark look:
by elizabeth scott designs | buy it now
For a cool braided look, we love this men’s wedding band from Harvest Gold Jewelry:
by harvest gold jewelry | buy it now
This wedding ring is called “Ironwood” and is made with titanium and real wood — the hardest timber in the world, to be exact. By GrandJunctionGuy.
by grand junction guy | buy it now
Here’s a simply stunning gold wedding band with a shiny finish from Torchfire Studio:
by torchfire studio | buy it now
This is a really cool ring with an oxidized antique patina. By JCMetalsmithJewelry.
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I really love both of these, but the men’s band on the left is a favorite! By Artemer.
I’ll never tire of this fingerprint ring (the original!) where your soon-to-be spouse’s actual fingerprint design is imprinted onto the inside of your band. By Fabuluster.
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This comfort fit ring in 14k gold is long-lasting and comfortable to wear everyday. By Theresa Pytell.
by theresa pytell | buy it now
If he likes a silver wedding band, but with a matte finish instead of silver, we love this one from Sivan Lotan:
by sivan lotan | buy it now
And this rose gold wedding band from The Sly Fox:
by the sly fox | buy it now
And last but not least, this thin white gold band for him. By The Sly Fox.
by the sly fox | buy it now
There are so many more rings to fall in love with in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride. You’ll also swoon over the dozens of new wedding rings added daily on Etsy and Amazon Handmade. Go check them out!
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And there you have it: where to buy the best wedding rings. What do you think of this list? Is there a style we’re missing and you’d like to see more of? Let us know in the comments box below.