Why do couples wear engraved wedding rings?
Engraved wedding rings are worn by couples for a number of different reasons, all of which lead back to being a symbol of loyalty, love and commitment to one another. It has become very popular in the wedding ring market to personalise your band, and can be done in many ways such as engravings of sentimental and corresponding dates, names, small images, motifs and symbols. These unique features are all designed to represent the never-ending love and special bond between two people, where a sense of unity and harmony is displayed, touching on a couple’s ever-lasting connection.
Whether a couple decides to opt for the same style band, or to express their own unique style through different wedding ring types, they are all designed to represent the special bond between two people. Of course, the overall type, design or metal of wedding rings don’t have to match, but it could be a chosen personalisation that draws the bands together! This allows for each member of the couple to express their own individuality within the style of their wedding ring, whilst still having a complementing engraving or feature that symbolises their unity as one.
Overall, when each marriage mate wears a wedding ring, their love is displayed in a visible way, serving as a reminder of the promises made during a wedding ceremony. This strengthens the relationship between a couple, and is also cherished by many as a physical reminder of their love and devotion to each other when they are physically apart for long periods of time.
The reasons for having your wedding rings engraved
Acts as a symbol of unity
Wearing engraved wedding rings is the perfect way for couples to symbolise their unity, because as mentioned, these pieces serve as a physical representation of two people’s commitment to each other, as well as their desire to be united as one forever. Engraved jewellery has always been popular between couples, with pieces such as necklaces, love and promise rings and bracelets personalised with sentiments such as dates, names and small motifs. Therefore, choosing to have wedding rings engraved is a great way to incorporate a symbol of unity into such a precious and sentimental piece of jewellery.
Shows a deep connection
Many couples decide to buy engraved wedding rings as they feel connected to each other when wearing them. This is because the rings are a constant reminder of the eternal love shared between them, as well as the promise they made as they exchanged bands during their wedding vows. You can be sure that when wearing personalised wedding bands, that every time you look down at your hand, you will be beautifully reminded of the special bond that you share, and the love you have for each other.
You can wear a piece of history
Dating back to the history of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, couples wore a simply inscribed ‘marriage ring’ on their fourth finger, much like we do today. A wedding ring was worn on the fourth finger in these era’s as the people believed that this particular finger was connected to a vein that went directly to the heart. As the heart was considered to be the emotional centre of the body, the ancient Greeks even labelled this vein the, ‘vein of love’.
Although our modern understanding today shows that this ancient belief is not true, the fourth finger of the left hand, also known as the ‘ring finger’, remains as the most popular place to wear a wedding band for both men and women in the UK. Today, we also know that the belief that the emotions come from our physical hearts is incorrect, but it is still common to symbolise, and refer to, our heart as romantic, loving and emotional, creating a deep, sentimental meaning when it comes to having your wedding rings inscribed.
In many cultures, exchanging wedding rings, whether engraved or plain, has been a special and beloved tradition for centuries. The circular, eternal shape of a wedding band represents the never-ending love that couples have for each other, as well as their commitment to each other, promising to remain faithful forever. Whether a couple decides to have their wedding rings engraved or not is a completely personal decision, but wearing them either way is a beautiful opportunity to honour this long-standing tradition, as well as show respect for the values of marriage.
What are the wedding ring styles at Oscar & Olivia Jewellery?
As well as deciding on your chosen personalisation, you will also have to think about which wedding ring style suits you best. With many different wedding ring types to choose from, such as plain bands, ladies diamond wedding rings, shaped bands, patterned rings and many more, it can be hard to decide which band is right for you and your partner. Here at Oscar & Olivia Jewellery, we can engrave all types of wedding rings in our gents and ladies collections. Get in touch with a member of our team to find out more!
Plain wedding bands
Plain wedding rings are the classic and timeless choice for those who are looking for an understated ring that will never go out of style, and are preferred amongst ladies and gents who have chosen a minimalistic or low-key aesthetic. The band of a plain wedding ring is composed of a precious metal, typically being yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, silver, or platinum. To learn more about precious metals and which is the best choice for you and your partner, discover our guide.
The effortless elegance of a plain wedding band makes them a great choice for both men and women, as they are easy to pair and fit with most people’s style and personality. In addition, the simplicity of a plain wedding ring is perfect for engraving, as your inscription has more room to stand out! Browse the ladies plain wedding band and gents plain wedding band collections at Oscar & Olivia Jewellery online today!
Patterned wedding bands
Patterned wedding bands are a modern, contemporary and unique ring style, incorporating textured embellishments on the surface of the band. This design or pattern can be anything from simple etchings or engravings, to more intricate and decorative elements such as motifs and geometric shapes. It is common with patterned wedding rings to include an engraving on the inside of the band, so that it is more readable due to the detail on the outside of the band.
This style of wedding ring is usually chosen by those who want to wear a unique and distinctive ring that reflects their personal style and taste. Available in a variety of precious metals, patterned wedding bands can also be adorned with gemstones or diamonds to add further elegance or sparkle, which you can see throughout the gents patterned wedding ring collection at Oscar & Olivia Jewellery.
Diamond wedding rings
Ladies diamond wedding rings consist of a continuous row of identically cut diamonds, or other precious stones that circulate the band, symbolising the never-ending love between two people. These stunning types of wedding rings are available in a variety of different settings such as half set and full set, and can be incorporated into some beautiful, unique shapes, styles and designs.
Ladies diamond wedding rings are also known as eternity rings, which are a customary first anniversary gift between a married couple as a celebration of the time that a couple has spent together as newlyweds. Another common occasion in which an eternity ring is gifted is to commemorate the birth of a couple’s first child. This would be the perfect opportunity for the inscription of a name, date or motif on the inside of the band to commemorate these special occasions. Whatever the occasion, a diamond wedding or eternity ring would be the perfect addition to your engagement ring stack. Discover our wide, beautiful selection of ladies diamond wedding rings at Oscar & Olivia Jewellery
Mens zirconium wedding rings
This popular, different style of wedding ring is made from the metal zirconium, which is known for being a lustrous and strong metal. Zirconium is a popular material for mens wedding rings because of its durability, scratch resistance and hypoallergenic nature. Available in a variety of styles, from simple and classic to more intricate and unique designs, zirconium can also be combined with other metals, such as yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum for a unique look.
Zirconium wedding rings by Oscar & Olivia Jewellery offer a contemporary and extremely hard-wearing option, which is great for those with an active lifestyle or a hands-on job. Browse our selection of black, coloured, and inlaid zirconium wedding ring styles that are ready for your chosen engraving!
Bespoke/shaped wedding rings
A shaped wedding ring is a bespoke piece of jewellery that is designed and crafted to fit perfectly and comfortably with an individual’s engagement ring shape. Although most diamond engagement rings of simple designs can quite easily match with a classic, straight or plain wedding band style, some that consist of more elaborate designs will benefit from sitting alongside a shaped, or bespoke wedding ring. Bespoke, shaped wedding rings offer excellent affordability and versatility, as well as being a practical option by limiting the gap between your wedding and engagement band. In addition, there are many unique and unconventional styles offered this way, which is perfect for adding further personal touches, such as special and meaningful engravings. It is also great for couples who are looking for wedding rings that no one else has, or that will stand out from the crowd.
To learn more about the benefits of bespoke and shaped wedding rings for men and women, you can read our guide. Here at Oscar & Olivia Jewellery, we can help you to create the perfect wedding band, shaped to fit your existing engagement ring, as well as your personal style and design preferences. From simple design modifications such as engravings or matching, personalised features, to completely bespoke pieces, we will help you to find the right fit! Discover our bespoke jewellery service today, and create wedding rings that are exclusive to you and your partner!
Gents and Ladies Wedding Rings at Oscar & Olivia Jewellery
Here at Oscar & Olivia Jewellery, we have a beautiful selection of gents wedding bands and ladies wedding rings in a variety of metals, settings, shapes and styles that can all be engraved to your personal specifications. Browse our range online or alternatively, feel free to get in touch with a member of our team to find out more about our collection of shaped, plain, diamond, zirconia and patterned wedding bands.
If you and your partner are looking for something a little more personal, then we at Oscar and Olivia Jewellery offer a Bespoke Jewellery Service, where you can work along with our design experts to create the ring of your dreams. Enquire today using our online contact form, or if you'd prefer to have a chat over the phone, then call us on 0161 952 4230. We look forward to hearing from you!