Although an engagement ring is the first piece of bling on every future bride and groom’s mind, wedding bands are the symbolic bond in a marriage for better or for worse. “Don’t hesitate to try on a variety of styles. A woman can come in and try on 15 rings, but just as with a wedding gown, as soon as she finds the one her face lights up,” says Mary Noel, Accredited Jewelry Professional at Joden Jewelers. After all, it’s the eternal accessory — worn with everything from to casual clothing to black tie attire.


MEN’S BANDS

  • Benchmark 14kt white gold with satin finish, $1,200, Chapel Hills Jewelry.
  • Dora Squared white gold band, $1,400, Chapel Hills Jewelry. “Les Sculptures” 18kt with red gold wire by Furrer-Jacot, $1,300, Grafner Brothers Jewelers.
  • Benchmark 14kt brushed two-tone band, $1,250, Grafner Brothers Jewelers.
  • Black and white diamonds set in palladium band, $6,500, Caesar’s Designs.
  • Lashbrook Designs Mokume Gane band of tungsten and 14kt rose gold, $1,078, Beeghly and Company Jewelers.
  • Triton Tungsten and carbon fiber inlay with laser engraving, $336, Beeghly and Company Jewelers.
  • Fredrick Goldman red and white gold band, $1,080, Henne Jewelers.
  • Lashbrook Designs tungsten and ceramic band, $325, Henne Jewelers.
  • Tungsten with laser Celtic design, $200, West View Jewelers.
  • Benchmark Designs 7mm cobalt and chrome band, $240, Urbanowicz Jewelers.

WOMEN’S BANDS

  • Gordon Brothers Inc. .57tw diamonds set in a 14kt two-tone band, price upon request, James Douglas Jewelers.
  • Estate Collection .48tw diamonds set in 18kt white gold band, price upon request, James Douglas Jewelers.
  • Stardust 18K white gold ring with .37 cts of diamonds, $1,225, Louis Anthony Jewelers.
  • Bridget Durnell exclusive design, starting at $1,989, Karats of Pittsburgh.
  • Custom-made Ideal Cut, starts at $489, Karats of Pittsburgh.
  • Quality Design diamonds set in 18kt white gold, $960, Seita Jewelers.
  • Apex Diamonds set in 14kt white gold, $2,760, Seita Jewelers.
  • Estate Collection 1.85tw white diamonds set in 18kt white gold, $6,100, Joden World Resources.
  • Estate Collection 1.00tw set in 18kt yellow gold, price upon request, Joden World Resources.
  • Simon G. 1.87tw white diamonds set in pave band, $6,490, Beeghly and Company Jewelers.
  • Simon G. .20tw of diamonds set in 18kt white gold eternity band, $1,430, Beeghly and Company Jewelers.
  • Tacori .35tw of white diamonds set in beaded edge platinum band, $3,280, Goldstock Jewelers.

MEN’S BANDS

  • Stuller Dura tungsten and carbon fiber band, $145, Moses Jewelers.
  • Samuel Jewels 6mm white gold and rose gold band, $1,700, Moses Jewelers.
  • Platinum and 14kt gold band, $2,892, Urbanowicz Jewelers.
  • Christian Bauer platinum and 18kt gold band, $4,000, Joden World Resources.
  • Jewelry Innovations black ceramic band, $114, Seita Jewelers.
  • Jewel Vision white diamonds set in 14k white gold band, $1,650, Seita Jewelers.
  • Triton Collection .25tw of white diamonds channel set in 8mm tungsten and silver band, $420, Goldstock Jewelers.
  • Benchmark Forge Line 7mm ceramic band, price upon request, James Douglas Jewelers.
  • Benchmark Forge Line 8mm cobalt and chrome carbon fiber band, price upon request, James Douglas Jewelers.
  • 18K white gold ring with 2.10 carats of square cut sapphires and .80 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds, $7,995, Louis Anthony Jewelers.

WOMEN’S BANDS

  • 1.00tw white diamonds horizontally set with shared prongs, $1,950, Goldstock Jewelers.
  • Samuel Jewels 14kt tri-color hand braid, $1,100, Moses Jewelers.
  • Samuel Jewels 18kt yellow gold, green enamel, and bezel set diamond band, $2,100, Moses Jewelers.
  • Stackable bands, $450 each, Caesar’s Designs.
  • Lashbrook Designs Mokume Gane band with diamonds, $1,795, Henne Jewelers.
  • “Intensity” sapphire and diamond band by Mark Patterson, $1,180, Henne Jewelers.
  • Martin Flyer 4.70tw of diamonds set in platinum shared prong band, $16,200, Grafner Brothers Jewelers.
  • “Dia Eternity Band” 1.10tw of diamonds set in platinum by Furrer-Jacot, $7,060, Grafner Brothers Jewelers.
  • Benchmark .25tw brilliant cut diamonds set in 14kt white gold band, $950, West View Jewelers.
  • .78tw round brilliant cut diamonds set in 18kt white gold band, call for pricing, West View Jewelers.
  • Christian Bauer .85tw white diamonds set in 14kt white gold band, $4,910, Urbanowicz Jewelers.
  • Christian Bauer 14kt white and rose gold stackable bands, $1,295 each, Urbanowicz Jewelers.
  • “Bella’s Love” platinum band by Katharine James, $8,200, Chapel Hills Jewelry.
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