The 10 Most Popular Wedding Ring Styles Right Now

We talk carats, cuts, cost, and comfort when choosing wedding ring styles in 2021.

By Monica Mercuri

Popular 2021 Wedding Ring Styles
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We talk carats, cuts, cost, and comfort when choosing popular wedding ring styles right now.

Your wedding ring is the one piece of jewelry you want to enjoy wearing every single day. Not only is it quite the statement piece, but it’s a symbolic celebration of the eternal bond you share with your spouse. While there’s quite the variety to choose from—from metals, to stones, to cuts and styles—you also want to be mindful of cost and comfort. Most of all, your ring should be representative of your personal style and pair with your engagement ring.

To aid in your wedding band search, we’ve rounded up the top ten most popular wedding ring styles right now. From diamond adorned to sleek and minimalist, we explore each type—plus, give you some purchasable examples.

Diamond Wedding Rings

Popular Wedding Ring Styles for 2021 Photo Credit // Lorenzo Media Productions

Though engagement rings typically star diamonds, wedding rings are equal contenders. Nothing says elegance more than a diamond wedding ring. Whether you go with a gold or platinum band, a traditionally styled diamond ring, or a more modern embellished style, one thing is for sure: your wedding ring will make you the center of attention at your wedding and after.

1. Harry Kotlar Criss-Cross Platinum Band With Melee Diamonds

This sleek platinum band ring is adorned with pavé diamonds and forms a crisscross X shape at its center. It’s ideal for those who want something chic and minimal, with tons of sparkle.

Purchase on Harry Kotlar

Black Diamond Wedding Rings

Though previously popular men’s wedding bands, wedding ring styles featuring black diamonds have become more popular among women’s wedding bands, too. Typically seen against a platinum or silver band, black diamonds shimmer differently from the gems usually found on wedding rings and deliver a polished contrast to commonly found modern wedding ring interpretations. They provide a subtle twist in color, but a big contrast in visual appeal.

2. Belloria Gold & Black Diamond Band

This white gold and black diamond engagement ring is plated in black rhodium, giving it a gunmetal base color and a lot of durability. A diamond eternity band, it features black diamonds around its entire perimeter. With a simple shape and tons of shine, it’s stackable and unique.

Purchase on Yates & Co. Jewelers ($895)

Vintage Wedding Rings

Gaining popularity over the last few years, vintage wedding ring and vintage engagement ring styles have developed loyal followings. If you’re looking to add some old-world charm to your wedding, a vintage ring with exquisite designs, colorful gems, or other intricate details, is perfect. You have a few different eras to pick from and each has a signature style that will add oodles of sophistication to your wedding attire.

3. AAA Fresh Seed Pearl 14k Solid Gold Vintage Wedding Band

Deviate from the expected with a wedding band that features a series of freshwater pearls. This ring is easy to style and, moreover, can be made with one of three different metals—rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold.

Purchase on Etsy ($255)

Mixed-Metal Wedding Rings

Rings that mix two precious metals add an element of novelty to your wedding band. These could be metals that both spouses favor and can lend themselves to some unique design variations. Platinum with gold or rose gold immediately brings a different look and feel to the style. Blending that with an appropriate diamond cut or other colored gems will certainly make your jewelry choices the talk of the town.

4. Vendôme Louis Cartier Wedding Band

Why settle for one metal in your ring band when you can opt for multiple? This contemporary wedding ring is the ultimate gold wedding band, featuring each popular gold metal—rose gold, white gold, and yellow gold—by stacking them one on top of the other for a sleek and stylish look.

Purchase on Cartier ($1,950)

Beaded Wedding Rings

Moving away from a simple ring or wedding band, a beaded version brings another level of intricacy. Whether a vintage style, encrusted with smaller diamonds, or even studded with a little detailing on the edge, beaded wedding ring styles are great for wearing with your engagement ring or stacking up with other rings for different occasions. Paired with yellow gold, rose gold, or white gold, it emphasizes the gem or center stone and creates an understated charm with a modern twist.

5. Brilliant Earth Juliet Ring

Perhaps both flat bands and diamond wedding bands aren’t exactly your style. No problem. The Juliet ring from Brilliant Earth is comprised of small, delicate beads made out of white gold with a rhodium finish. The beads reach almost all the way around the ring, with a small space for sizing. It’s classic and artisan-inspired, making it easy to pair with an engagement ring.

Purchase on Brilliant Earth

Art Deco Wedding Rings

Perhaps your style leans into a different time. Art Deco-inspired bands feature interesting colors, lines, and shapes that make for beautiful and unique wedding band jewelry designs. Expect to see a lot of geometric cut diamonds, interestingly set prongs, cluster rings, emerald stones, baguette diamonds, and even pearls.

6. Half Eternity Baguette Cut Moissanite Wedding Band

This vintage moissanite ring consists of a half-band of baguette and round cut stones. Its pattern lends to an Art Deco jewelry look that’s interesting, while still appearing fairly classic. What’s more, its band shape makes it easy to stack with any engagement ring, especially those with solitaire settings.

Purchase on Etsy ($304)

Marquise Wedding Rings

If you’re hoping to maintain the shine of a diamond-studded engagement band, but want something a little outside of the box, consider a marquise cut wedding ring. These rings possess all of the sparkle of a ring covered in round cut stones, but instead they take an elegant marquise shape. The marquise cut represents royalty and aristocracy, bringing a sense of nobility to any band.

7. Marquise Diamond Shared Prong Women's Wedding Ring

Delicate elegance takes shape in this diamond and solid gold wedding band. Available as one of three gold engagement rings (white gold, yellow gold, or a rose gold ring), it’s half-band design is both sophisticated and glamorous.

Purchase on Jalvi & Co. ($592)

Themed Wedding Rings

Popular Wedding Ring Styles for 2021 *Photo Credit * // Bri Johnson Weddings

If you are both literature, film, or pop culture enthusiasts and will be having a themed wedding, then finding a unique wedding ring style aligned with your overall look and feel is also an option. Nobody can stop you from designing unique wedding bands, such as those that are vampire show-inspired or the intergalactic-themed style you’ve always had in mind. A custom design can make any wedding ring style from Beauty and the Beast to Star Trek come to life.

8. Silver Tungsten Elvish Ring

Mega-fans of the high fantasy franchise Lord of the Rings will flock to this beautiful three-piece couple set. Not only does it include one wedding band, but a second for your spouse and a three-stone engagement ring. While the engagement ring is classic, the bands feature elvish engravings. They’re especially trendy wedding rings, with The Rings of Power streaming show.

Purchase on Etsy ($170)

Couples Wedding Rings

A coordinated wedding ring style is one to consider should you both like to head to the same jeweler for your wedding bands, save time amid wedding preparations, or simply have the remainder of your wedding day be truly personal and unique to you both. Including monogrammed accents, a special inscription, or other engraved lettering for matching wedding bands is one way to accomplish that.

9. White Gold Eternity Wedding Ring Set

Coordinating wedding bands are beautifully special—especially when they both still possess a little uniqueness to them. This Celtic white gold set features one ring with a winding design and a second with the same design, plus a thicker band section. Available in yellow gold, rose gold, and white gold, they’re a cool wedding rings choice for couples with similar tastes in jewelry.

Purchase on Etsy ($739)

Heirloom Wedding Rings

Nothing strengthens family bonds more than a family heirloom. Sometimes featuring family gemstones and sometimes starring multicolored or interlocking bands of gold, rose gold, and white gold to denote the past, present, and future of the married couple, heirloom wedding ring styles add a nod to your ancestors on a milestone occasion.

Your wedding ring is one that holds much sentimental value to you so take the time to truly reflect on a style that you will love wearing daily. Enjoy the process of choosing the perfect engagement ring and/or wedding ring that both you and your spouse will cherish.

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