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Teresa`s - Wedding Bands

Wedding Bands:
a complete guide

If you’re wondering about metals, designs, budget,
when to start looking for a wedding band... your
search ends here.

This guide will give you all the information and
details you need before choosing your wedding ring.

What’s the meaning behind a wedding band?

It symbolizes a celebration of the vows that you exchange on your wedding day, and your desire to be with your partner forever.

A wedding band is also a sign of love and fidelity for you,
your partner, and the rest of the world.

Is there a difference between a wedding band and a wedding ring?

Wedding bands and wedding rings stand for the same piece of jewelry , and the terms can be used interchangeably.

Which materials can be used in a wedding band?

At Teresa’s Jewelers, we offer a high-quality selection of precious metals: 10K gold,
14K gold, 18K gold, damascus steel, titanium, tungsten carbide, and ceramic.


10K, 14K, 18K… what does it mean?

K stands for karats, which is used to measure the purity
of the gold. This means that the higher the karat,
the purer the gold.

But a higher karatage doesn’t necessarily mean a better piece. Gold in its purest form is too soft, so it needs to be mixed with other metals to make it wearable.

The preferable options for jewelry, especially those that are worn frequently, and encrusted with diamonds or other precious stones, are 10K, 14K, and 18K gold.

Gold also has the perk of coming in three different colors:
yellow, white, and rose.

Although it is mainly a matter of personal taste, it’s important to remember that yellow gold is the go-to choice for those with sensitive skin, because it’s hypoallergenic.

Damascus steel

Damascus steel was used to build swords many years ago,
so it’s extremely resistant . And that’s exactly why damascus steel wedding rings can’t be resized, but they also won't degrade or corrode over time.

Maintenance-wise, damascus steel is very easy to clean at home. You just need a simple mix of mild soap or detergent in warm water. But be careful with chlorine, it can really damage your damascus wedding ring.


Titanium is an extremely resistant precious metal, therefore it hardly ever allows for resizing. But it also requires minimum maintenance (if ever!), which is definitely a plus.

The matte finish and the possibility of being made into a variety of colors allow for an original piece. And although titanium can't have prong settings, it's possible to adorn it with precious stones using a different metal to secure
them in place.

Tungsten carbide

This is the most resistant metal known to men. It’s so hard
that it won’t bend out of shape and it can’t be resized,
but it’s also very difficult to scratch.

Tungsten is hypoallergenic, and naturally a grayish color, but it can be plated white, or gold. So, if you’re allergic to gold,
it’s an ideal option.


Although metals are more conventional for wedding bands, ceramic has been gaining popularity as well.

It offers a unique look, and it’s more lightweight if compared to gold, for example. Ceramic is also more scratch-resistant and ideal for people who simply don’t like wearing
traditional jewelry.

Just keep in mind that ceramic wedding rings cannot be resized and they are more fragile than a metal wedding band.

Wedding band designs

There are no rules when it comes to wedding ring designs. The most classic option is
a plain one, but wedding bands can have much more elaborate designs.

At Teresa’s Jewelers, we offer nature-themed wedding rings. Some of our options
include engravings of landscapes, animals, and anything that is nature-related.
They are very original and innovative.

The goal is that the wedding band makes the couple happy,
and don’t forget they can also be engraved with something of your choice.

What’s the budget for
a wedding band?

The price of wedding bands depends on a few factors.

Some precious metals and setting designs are more expensive. If you want to have the bands engraved or adorned with a precious stone, it also adds to the price.

You don’t need to spend lots of money to get a value-priced wedding band. The important thing is that you choose a
ring you’ll love wearing for years and that fits your budget.


When should I buy wedding bands?

Buying a wedding band is a fun pre-wedding activity to do with your partner. You can choose a design that will complement the engagement ring, and there is no secret about ring sizes, as
you’ll both be there in person to try bands on.

The ideal time frame is about 3-4 months before the wedding day so that you can have them in hand a month before it. This grants you extra time in case the rings take longer than
expected to size or ship.

And, of course, choose a trustworthy vendor. Frassanito Jewelers is a family-owned and operated full-service store, and every customer who walks through the doors of our showroom is cheerfully greeted and becomes our first priority by creating
a stress-free shopping experience.

How to find the right-sized wedding band

It’s important to remember that throughout the day
your fingers swell for many reasons.

The ideal time for ring sizing is after morning hours
and when the body temperature is normal.

Make sure you try your options during different times
of the day just to be certain the size is right.

Are you ready to choose?

Now that you have all the basic information you need before deciding on the perfect wedding band, it’s time to start visiting stores.

Teresa’s Jewelers, in the heart of Orange County, California, is legendary for warm, personal service; deep knowledge of colored gemstones and diamonds; and one of the largest selections of bridal jewelry in the area.

You can visit us at 223 West 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA, or give us a call at (714) 834-9277.

Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and we are ready to be a part of that special moment with you.


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