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9 Beautiful Wedding Bands ...

Jennifer Knightstep

9 Beautiful Wedding Bands ...

I’m not a very conventional girl, but there are a few traditions I hold dear to my heart, like standing with my hand over my heart for the Pledge of Allegiance at football games, crying during certain movies, and married people wearing wedding bands. It’s such an important symbol, not just because it signals to the world that you’re unavailable for pursuit, but also because it’s a symbol of love, a constant reminder that your husband adores you. Such a symbol ought to be as beautiful and unique as you are, right? Why settle for a plain, unadorned band, when there are so many gorgeous, more meaningful ones to choose from? If you’re getting married, or are ready for an upgrade, keep reading. Here are 9 beautiful wedding bands. Not only are they gorgeous, they’re also made ethically, with conflict-free diamonds and recycled gold and platinum.

1 Brilliant Earth Platinum Leaves and Buds Diamond Ring

Brilliant Earth Platinum Leaves and Buds Diamond Ring Price: $1,450 at brilliantearth.com
Inspired by nature, and featuring an open-work pattern of beautiful leaves and vines with diamond “buds,” this ring can be cast in platinum, 18k yellow or white gold. All three are gorgeous, and have a total 0.15 carat weight. This would be a pretty wedding or anniversary band.

2 Brilliant Earth Platinum Channel Set round Diamond and Sapphire Ring

Brilliant Earth Platinum Channel Set round Diamond and Sapphire Ring Price: $1,300 at brilliantearth.com
The sparkling blue sapphires make this ring startlingly gorgeous, three deep blue sapphires alternating with three flawless round-cut diamonds in a unique channel setting. This ring measures 3mm wide, and can be engraved with a personal, romantic message for only $40 more.

3 Brilliant Earth Platinum Luxe Garland Diamond Ring

Brilliant Earth Platinum Luxe Garland Diamond Ring Price: $1,550 at brilliantearth.com
One of my favorite Brilliant Earth engagement rings is the Luxe Garland, which coordinates perfectly with this marvelous ring. It’s accented on both sides with sparkling leaves made of diamonds.

4 Brilliant Earth 18K Yellow Gold True Heart Ring

Brilliant Earth 18K Yellow Gold True Heart Ring Price: $825 at brilliantearth.com
I’m not usually a fan on yellow gold, but this vintage-inspired, antiqued gold ring, with a milgrain edge and scrollwork on the top, bottom, and sides, is so pretty, I’ll make an exception. It coordinates with the True Heart engagement ring.

5 Brilliant Earth 18K White Gold Ivy Ring

Brilliant Earth 18K White Gold Ivy Ring Price: $700 at brilliantearth.com
This wedding band is from the Nature Collection, and features delicate raised ivy pattern against a matte background. Choose a delicate 3.5mm width or a more visible 5mm.

6 Brilliant Earth 18K White Gold Pavé Diamond Eternity Ring

Brilliant Earth 18K White Gold Pavé Diamond Eternity Ring Price: $1,250 at brilliantearth.com
I adore eternity rings, though of course it’s impossible to size them. This one features an endless line of glittering pave set diamonds with a total 0.40 carat weight. It would coordinate beautifully with almost any engagement ring, or would be gorgeous as an anniversary ring, stacked with an existing wedding band.

7 Brilliant Earth Platinum Twisted Vine Diamond Ring

Brilliant Earth Platinum Twisted Vine Diamond Ring Price: $1,550 at brilliantearth.com
This wedding band coordinates with the Twisted Vine engagement ring, and boasts a shiny platinum band winding its way around a line of sparkling round diamonds in a shared prong setting.

8 Brilliant Earth Platinum Tiara Diamond Ring

Brilliant Earth Platinum Tiara Diamond Ring Price: $1,450 at brilliantearth.com
What a pretty wedding band! It matches the Tiara Diamond engagement ring from the Antique Collection, and features alternating marquis-cut and round diamonds. It can be engraved, too, for an extra $40, with a message of love to last a lifetime.

9 Brilliant Earth Platinum Solstice Eternity Diamond Ring

Brilliant Earth Platinum Solstice Eternity Diamond Ring Price: $1,550 at brilliantearth.com
This is my favorite of all of these wedding bands, an eternity ring with a clever, charming touch: milgrain detailing around the bezel-set diamonds. I would wear this as a wedding band, or as just a stack ring with my birthstone ring. It’s so gorgeous!

Those are just a handful of the gorgeous, unique rings from the Brilliant Earth catalog, and with so many to choose from, there’s sure to be one that captures the essence of what your marriage is all about — love, respect, beauty, and joy. Which of these wedding bands do you like best, and why? Or is there another one you like more?