4 Top 2019 Wedding Band and Eternity Ring Trends

Here’s the second installment of OBJ Weddings, a monthly feature all about engagement and wedding rings, wedding planning advice, and jewelry for the ceremony, reception, and honeymoon. Let’s explore four hot wedding band and eternity ring trends for 2019.

Intertwined Wedding Rings

Intertwined Wedding Rings at Scheherazade jewelers.
Intertwined Wedding Rings at Brilliant Earth

When I was shopping for wedding rings they were almost always plainer than engagement rings: usually a simple gold or platinum band that sat outside the engagement ring to offer protection and contrast.

But today. many designers are creating intertwined wedding rings, wedding band styles that “snuggle up” to form an almost seamless piece with the engagement ring.

Interlocking engagement and wedding rings are sometimes designed by sliding one ring around the other. See BrilliantEarth.com for a sparkling selection.

Colorful Wedding Bands

titanium mens ring with black zirconium overlay staghead designs
Men’s Titanium Ring with Black Zirconium Overlay, Staghead Designs.

Fine jewelers are reporting that today’s couples are more obsessed with color in their engagement ring selections. So it makes sense that colorful wedding bands and eternity rings will follow suit.

Since the advent of Millennial Pink, and with more celebrities choosing pink gemstones, many brides are embracing 14K rose gold. Anodized titanium wedding bands are also trending for grooms.

Colorful eternity rings, once reserved for anniversaries and second marriages, are big on Instagram…for first-time brides, and worn with or without an engagement ring.

Marquise Cut Ruby and Diamond Eternity Ring, $2,629, at Diamondere.com
Marquise Cut Ruby and Diamond Eternity Ring, $2,629, at Diamondere.com

 

 

 

Not only are eternity rings beautiful on their own, often combining diamonds with rubies, sapphires or emeralds, they can be a cost-effective way to combine two rings in one.

Vintage & Recycled Wedding Rings

The Art of the Bling.
The Art of the Bling OVER at ajaron.com.

“We’re doing more and more repurposing of vintage or family heirloom rings into modern designs,” says Amanda Jaron, owner of Naples, Florida-based A. Jaron Fine Jewelry. In addition to her new jewelry collections, Jaron has developed a brisk business in what she calls The Art of the Bling OVER™.

As today’s Millennial and Gen Z couples seek unique engagement and wedding rings that marry authenticity with eco-consciousness, Amanda helps them refashion (and recycle) heirloom diamonds and vintage jewels into 21st century designs.

“I love to renovate old jewels!” Amanda told me recently. She also restyles necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and brooches. See her Bling OVERs at ajaron.com and @ajaronstudio on Instagram.

Love Letters: Wedding Band Engraving

Handwritten Engraving on inside gold wedding band. Photo courtesy of same to fill in.
Handwritten engraving inside gold wedding band. Photo courtesy of  applesofgold.com

Personalization is a key trend this year in wedding bands. And by that I don’t mean custom rings (although they’re trending too). I’m referring to personal, sentimental inscriptions engraved inside the wedding band.

More and more brides and grooms are choosing to engrave a quote, a line from a favorite poem, a song lyric, or a handwritten message in addition to (or instead of) traditional date-of-wedding inscriptions.

Would you like to share yours with us?

J.Lo’s Engagement Ring: The Knot Knows Best

J.Lo and ARod
Left: Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez.  Right: Inspired by J.Lo: A Tiffany & Co. Emerald-cut Diamond Engagement Ring shown with an Armadani Emerald-cut Diamond Eternity Ring. Photo courtesy of Charles Schwartz & Son Jewelers.

I was wondering which wedding band style would best suit Jennifer Lopez’s dazzling engagement ring from Alex Rodriquez, so I headed to wedding authority The Knot. See their story on J. Lo’s ring here. I chose an emerald-cut diamond eternity ring…my dream wedding band of all time!

If you’ve just gotten engaged, or you’re planning on it soon, be sure to consult The Knot.com. With advice on engagement rings, wedding bands, wedding registries, etiquette, vendors, color schemes, and more, The Knot knows best when it comes to your big day.

 

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