5 Ways to Customize Your Wedding Ring

Date Fri, February 14 2014

For many people, the traditional all-gold or diamond wedding band is the preferred style—a classic, timeless look, for sure. However, don’t let tradition stop you and your partner from choosing an uncommon style, or customizing your ring in a one-of-a-kind way that reflects your one-of-a-kind taste.

Unique Band Styles

You don’t have to settle for a plain circular ring simply because you think other styles don’t look like what a wedding band “should” look like. Your rings are an expression of your love and devotion to one another, and should be as unique as the two of you are. To that end, consider some different band styles—take, for example, the infinity ring. Infinity rings have a graceful, “infinitely looping” knot-work design across the top of the band; they can be dressed up with rows of diamonds or other precious stones, or kept simple, elegant, and plain. They can be found in nearly any metal, including platinum, gold, and even sterling silver in some cases.

Metal Inlays

Today, seeing 2-tone or even multi-tone metal rings are more common than ever. What better way to help customize your wedding bands in a unique and stylish way than to add a rose gold or platinum inlay? Your professional jeweler can help you determine which types of metals are best to use together. Some metals are softer than others, while others simply do not work well together and should be avoided. In some instances, certain metals cannot be adjusted for size down the road, so you will have to be okay with committing to one size. Finally, you will need to ensure that you and your partner do not have metal allergies prior to committing financially.

Accent Stones

Many wedding bands have diamonds; many others do not. Some bands use a mixture of diamonds and other precious stones, while others are purely comprised of precious stones alone. When working with a jeweler that specializes in customized jewelry, the sky is literally the limit when it comes to what kind of stones you want to use. One popular idea is to use the birthstone of the wearer as an accent stone. Another choice is to use the birthstone of the month that you are married.

Family or Cultural Heritage

More and more, people are choosing to add elements of their family or cultural traditions into their wedding bands. For example, bands with Celtic design inspirations are becoming common for many, as are rings with a family crest design embedded in the middle or on the side. Some rings can even include design elements that represent hobbies, such as the image of a sport, or a particular sports team. Others allude to a profession, such as a firefighter or police officer.


Many people forget this very simple and special way to customize their wedding bands—with an engraving on the inside. Some jewelers still hand-engrave their pieces, though engraving machines are far more common these days. Whichever the method, the end result can be a supremely romantic gesture that will always remind you of that special day every time you take your ring on or off. For unique engraving ideas, skip your initials or the date of your wedding—instead, perhaps you can select a short inside joke or special memory that can be abbreviated, one that only the two of you would know or understand.

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4 Responses

  1. Savannah miller February 18 2014 @ 11:55 am

    I was pretty young when I got married. I wish now I would have made my ring more personal. We went with plain gold bands, I guess its never to late though to get them engraved. Maybe for one of our milestone anniversaries we will :)

  2. Cole February 18 2014 @ 12:58 pm

    I picked out my engagement and wedding bands separately. The effect was pretty unique.

  3. Tara gauthier February 18 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    I really like the idea of having rings engraved, that would be so special. My wedding ring is the only piece of jewelry I wear usually as I have never been big into wearing jewelry. Of course, though I wear the necklaces my kids make/buy for me!

  4. Maggie C February 19 2014 @ 7:49 am

    I wanted to replicate my parents’ wedding bands so we just have solid bands. Mine is white gold, his is titanium. Both are engraved on the inside. I do want an eternity channel anniversary ring though that may be a few years coming.

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