A wedding band is in most cases a simple ring made from precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. Wedding bands like gold wedding bands are generally worn on the fourth finger, which is also referred to as the ring finger. The thumb is counted as the first finger and the ring finger is the fourth finger moving away from the thumb. A wedding band symbolizes a commitment of staying together and everlasting love. One way to increase the significance of your wedding band ring would be to, etch a name or message inside the band of the ring. If wedding bands are being exchanged between the bride and bridegroom, the wedding band of each one could have the name of the other person etched inside the band of the ring. It is becoming increasing popular to etch the engagement or wedding date on the inner side of wedding bands.
There is another way to increase the significance of a wedding band and that is by setting a birthstone in the ring. It is has been believed for many centuries that, there is a gemstone representing every day that a person was born. Wearing a wedding band with your birth stone is supposed to bring good health and fortune and also ward of evils. Another good idea would be for the bride and bridegroom to exchange birthstones in their wedding bands. Such gold wedding bands help build a feeling of closeness and sentimental attachment even when one of the persons is geographically far away from the other. These ring below is sterling silver filigree band with yellow gold and pearl, June birthstone.
The gold wedding bands can be made with no gemstones or diamonds set in the ring. However, it is now becoming increasingly common to wear gem stone wedding bands. This is a good option but there are few things that you need to consider before you decide on the gem stones to be used for your wedding band. The first issue would be regarding the size of the gem stone in your wedding band. This is a very important consideration in the case of expensive gem stones like rubies, sapphire, emeralds, tanzanite etc. These gem stones are priced quite high when you need good quality and large sizes. Your wedding band could contain these gem stones in smaller sizes and this would allow a more moderate pricing for the ring. A wedding band with a large gem stone would also mean that the width of the band will have to be increased to accomodate the gem stone. Gemstones like aquamarine, tourmaline and iolite are priced a bit lower as compared to rubies, sapphires, emeralds etc. Finally, gem stones like topaz, amethyst, citrine, peridot etc are not expensive and larger sizes can be found quite easily.