There are several popular options when it comes to choosing women’s wedding bands. The most popular wedding band style today is filled with diamonds. You will find a large variety of wedding bands when you visit the downtown LA jewelry district.
Pave Wedding Bands
Pave bands are among the most popular. Pave bands have diamonds that are almost embedded into the setting. The ring itself acts to hold in the stones and prongs are not used. Pave settings may have one or two rows of diamonds. The stones are about even with the top of the setting so there is nothing sticking out over the top. This type of setting is ideal for those who have careers in which latex gloves must be worn; as the design of pave bands prevents snagging on gloves as you take them on and off. The pave setting is just one of the many wedding and anniversary ring options to pick from in the downtown LA jewelry district.
Prong Wedding Bands
Another option for women’s wedding rings is the prong band. Prong bands look similar to pave, however, each diamond is held into place by prongs. The prongs help to hold the diamonds up slightly away from the band so that light can get under and filter up through each of the stones. This type of setting helps to create a more sparkly appearance. You can view these types of rings at our reputable jewelry showroom in the downtown LA jewelry district. Prong settings typically hold stones on only the top side of the ring, leaving the bottom side empty for easy wear. Micro-prongs are tiny prongs that are used to hold each stone. Their small size allows them to be used to hold smaller sized diamonds that typically span most or all of the entire circle of the ring.
Channel and Scattered Settings
A channel setting is similar to a pave setting. The channel setting holds the diamonds in place with a channel built into the setting of the ring. The diamonds are set slightly lower than the top of the setting and can be set around the entire ring. Scattered settings provide fewer diamonds that are scattered over the ring. The stones are typically mounted as part of the setting itself and do not usually stick up over the top of the ring. These settings may be simple or may be filled with fancy scroll work, depending on your taste. Curved wedding bands come in interesting and unique shapes. They often use pave settings. The shape of the setting may be curved in various ways that give a distinctive look to the ring. Depending on the size and shape of your engagement ring, the curved band may be a better fit than other standard round settings. Diamonds in curved bands usually partially cover the band. You will be able to compare these options when you visit a local jewelry store in the downtown LA jewelry district.
Caring for Diamond Wedding Bands
No matter which type of wedding band you choose you’ll need to take proper care of it. Check the ring monthly to make ensure the diamonds are held tightly in place. Rings with prongs or micro-prongs may have loosened diamonds from time to time. These can be easily tightened by visiting our LA jewelry district shop. If you do notice a loose prong, avoid wearing the ring until the prong can be repaired. When cleaning a diamond ring do so by gently brushing it with jewelry cleaner – or bring it to your jeweler if they provide free-of-charge professional cleaning and polishing services, as Icing On The Ring does. It is recommended that you do not wear two pave bands next to each other as this could cause the diamonds to loosen.
Learn more about diamond jewelry and browse from many different gift choices by visiting the downtown LA Jewelry District. Visit Icing On The Ring, a high quality family-owned jewelry store with a wide variety of diamond wedding and anniversary bands for women. Call now to learn more and book your appointment: 888-565-6150.