Choosing the perfect wedding band

Wedding bands for him and her
The Journey to the Perfect Ring Stack
Choosing the perfect wedding band should be just as fun as getting engaged!
Today’s brides are shaking it up with their wedding bands, and we are here for it.
No longer are we just doing the classic 2mm gold wedding band, like the ones our grandparents wore.  From unique shapes to different metals, customization has never been more fun.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a sucker for tradition.  I love this heirloom style band; the design is classic, clean, and able to be passed down among generations.  But what if you want something different?  Maybe (gasp!) not gold?  Or with materials that are personal to you?
Thanks to our custom design options, we’re going to blow the lid off the “typical band” and introduce a whole world of customizations…at price points for any budget.
Discover the many shades of common jewelry metals.
Photo Credit:  Zero Porosity Casting
Golds, Platinum, and Alternative Metals
From black zirconium to platinum, choose the right material for your look.
If you caught our last journal entry, you know we offer over 7 shades of fine metals in golds and platinum.  With our Metal Discovery Bar in studio, we’ll help you find just the right precious metal and shade for your skintone and lifestyle.
However, for those of us who are a little…different…we offer a whole world of options.  Here are some of the ever-expanding material options we offer:
    • 14k and 18k Golds
    • Platinum
    • Cobalt
    • Titanium & Titanium Damascus
    • Black Zirconium
    • Damascus (multiple weaves)
    • Tantalum & Tantalum Noir
    • Tungsten
    • Superconductor & Superconductor Noir
    • Meteorite
    • Abalone & Mother of Pearl
    • Real Tree, King’s, & Mossy Oak Camo patterns
    • Dinosaur Bone
    • Alaskan Gold Nugget
    • Variety of Crushed Gemstones
    • Hardwoods & Bourbon Barrel Wood
    • Cerakote
    • Antler
    • Or bring your own material!
Let's not stop there. How else can we make this band unique? What about engravings?
In short:  if you can dream it, we can probably do it.
Maybe you want a soundwave of your partner’s voice engraved on your ring?  Can do.
Or your baby’s fingerprint on the inside of the band, always near you?
Can do.
Or want to write a message to your beloved on the band?
Yep, can do.
Or your favorite song, skyline, or pattern?  (You guessed it : can do!)
Of course, we can also do the traditional engravings:  your wedding date, initials, etc.  But we can laser engrave any pattern or image you want, almost anywhere on your band.
Photo Credit:  Lashbrook Designs
Photo Credit:  Lashbrook Designs
Choosing the Right Look
To Match or Not to Match: That is the Question
Every bride to be asks, “Should I get the matched band to my engagement ring?”
In short:  Totally up to you.
For my traditional brides who like a balanced, seamless, and cohesive look, I always suggest the matched band.  Even if you didn’t purchase your engagement ring from us, we can still make a match!  Our 3D scanning and measuring services allow us to make a perfect complement to your engagement ring.
However, many of my brides are opting for slightly different textures and setting styles for their bands.  Some brides like to choose a slightly larger diamond or gemstone size in their band, which allows the wedding band to reference the engagement ring without being wildly different.  This allows for a slight delineation between your rings, allowing each ring to “shine” in its own right.
There are no rules!  Are you looking to be very different?  Let’s shake up your band with some asymmetry, interesting setting styles, or even some different diamond/gemstone colors!  One of my 2022 brides had an antique style engagement ring, but wanted to bring in some of her rock-and-roll personality.  We did lab-grown diamonds at different sizes, as well as awesome black diamonds.


The Perfect Match
Something a little different!
But wait, what if I need a custom curved or shadow band?
We got you.  Our Custom Design services include 3D scanning of your existing engagement ring, so we can match the shape and curve in your wedding band.  Even if you didn’t purchase your engagement ring from us!
We can also design modern, avant-garde styles with chevrons, interesting engravings, and gemstone/diamond shapes.
Can I try on some different designs during my Design Appointment?
Of course!
Yes, we have samples of new designs and classic options right here in studio.  Try on, mix & match, and dream with us.
We also have hundreds of customizable band styles in our DESIGN LIBRARY for you to peruse!
The Lea

Custom Jewelry in the Modern Age

Let’s break out of the mold and tailor your heirloom to you.
  • Choose your favorite color
  • Select from a world of gemstones and diamonds.
  • Mix & Match for your unique look.
Ready to learn more? Contact us to talk about your dream heirloom.