Jewelry shopping can be intimidating. That’s why we started Ask HOLDEN, our blog where we answer your FAQs, break down scary industry lingo, and guide you in finding the perfect piece of jewelry.
Thinking about getting a curved wedding ring? You’ve come to the right place. Let’s chat.
Curved Wedding Bands: What's in a name?
First, in order to understand what a curved wedding ring is, it might help to understand what we mean by "curved." Beginning with a vocab lesson is also how I started every high school paper, by defining the word just to make sure my English teacher and I were on the same page (we usually weren’t).
According to Google, “curve” comes from the latin word “curvus,” or “bent.” It’s defined as: (1) A line or outline which gradually deviates from being straight for some or all of its length, (2) A place where a road deviates from a straight path, and (3) A curving contour of a woman’s figure (quick comment on that one...yikes! Anyone can be curvy!)
There are also some math-related definitions about graphs and grades, but let’s not go there (my math teacher was even less on my page than my English teacher). Curves rock because they’re different, and we at HOLDEN love to celebrate doing things a little differently from the normal path.
But what’s a curved wedding band?
Curved wedding bands, otherwise known as notched wedding bands, chevron wedding bands, or V wedding bands, are rings designed with a curve on one side, designed to fit comfortably either alone or paired with an engagement ring that features a stone.
So should you buy one? We at HOLDEN aren’t really in the game of “shoulds”—we founded our company with the intent of changing the wedding industry, starting with eliminating that word from our vocabulary. We believe you *should* choose to express your love any way you want to! That being said, if you’re in the market for a wedding ring, a curved band might be a very good style to consider.
Pairing a Curved Band with an Engagement Ring
Pairing your wedding band with an engagement ring? Here are some things people tend to think about when pairing rings:
If your engagement ring has a center stone, would you like your wedding ring to fit under the stone? Around it? If there is not a lot of space under the center stone or if the center stone is especially large, a standard wedding band might not fit under your engagement ring, leaving a large gap between the two rings. In this case, you might want to consider a curved band for a more seamless, comfortable fit. Our Curved Rings are designed to be compatible with most 1-2 carat solitaire engagement rings (including round and fancy-shaped center stones), but we can customize our curve to fit almost any engagement ring (just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started). We also do periodically introduce new ring designs, so keep your eye out for new curved styles on our website!
Do you want your engagement ring to match the width of your wedding ring? Would you prefer for it to be wider? Thinner? The choice is yours, but width is something people do often take into consideration.
If your engagement ring is yellow gold, do you want your wedding ring to match the metal and karat, or would you like something complementary, such as rose gold or platinum? Furthermore, if you’re interested in a curved band, would you like it to be purely made from metal, or would you prefer something with lab grown diamonds, like our Half Eternity Profile?
All of these choices are fully up to you, but if you’re going the traditional engagement ring route, these are factors you may want to take into consideration. Also, curved rings look amazing on their own - no need to pair with anything at all!
P.S. Our lovely model is wearing our Curved Full Eternity Profile in 1.5mm Mirror Platinum!
Questions? Give us a shout at email@example.com or a ring at 917.719.3634