How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Band

Posted by jmervis on Jan 13, 2014

Congratulations! Your partner said yes-now on to the next biggest step before actually tying the knot: finding the perfect wedding band. Like choosing an engagement ring, this too is a gift from the heart. You will be exchanging this band with the love of your life. This band will spend an eternity on your finger, marking your undying commitment to each other.

Matching your engagement ring isn’t as difficult as you would think.  Many designers make intentional paired pieces that coordinate in design and diamond shape to make the matching process easier.  If your ring did NOT come with a matching wedding band, or if you do not care for the exact match, picking the perfect band is easy at Mervis Diamonds.  Our vast selection of diamonds and designers will surely wow you – but if we don’t have exactly what you are looking for, we will create it especially for you.

The most important things to decide when choosing a wedding band are what is most important to you in your band?

Do you want a band to:

  • Match your engagement ring
  • Match your partner’s band
  • Fit flush against your engagement ring

Key elements to consider:

  • Match your band for design elements (stone size, engraving and carving details, etc)
  • Diamond details – if you have an engagement ring with diamonds halfway down the band, three quarters down the band or all the way, you will want your wedding band to mirror this
  • Match metals – different metals have different hardnesses and putting varying metals next to each other might damage one (or both) of your rings
  • Will you wear your ring by itself or only as a matched set
Want to know more about picking the perfect wedding band?  Check out our FREE downloadable wedding band guide!

What is an Anniversary Band?

Posted by jmervis on Aug 12, 2013

A question we get a lot at Mervis is: “What is an anniversary band and how is it different from a wedding band?” Honestly? Nothing. An anniversary band is a wedding band, just given on an anniversary, not on your wedding day. The main difference most brides and wives find between a wedding and anniversary band is that often, with an anniversary band, she will interchange the anniversary band between her left and right hand. Although not all, some anniversary bands are wider and can be worn alone.

two bands stacked

Why An Anniversary Band?

Anniversary bands can be worn alongisde a wedding band, as a different version of your wedding band, or own its own as a super fabulous wedding band.  You can even wear it as a spectacular right hand ring!  The possibilities are endless with an anniversary band.

If her ring has a strange shape to it or the stone pertrudes, you have two options for a wedding band:  a band that sit flush against the ring or a plain straight band.  If your wife has one of these rings, the perfect first option for an anniversary band is an alternative to her wedding band.  If she loves the way her wedding band looks that fits flush against her ring, get her a second she can wear on the other side.  Not only does this instantly take her ring to the super popular halo trend, it creates an entirely new piece of jewelry for her to show off!

Flush fit band

Ready to start shopping for an anniversary band?  Check out our online inventory of anniversary bands or make an appointment today!

 

 

Great Gatsby Worthy Jewels

Posted by jmervis on Jul 19, 2013

With the roaring 1920s alive in the blockbuster film Great Gatsby, diamond lovers everywhere are clamoring to find jewels worthy of Daisy Buchanan.  Although the majority of the jewels in the film are diamond and pearl, colored stones were the iconic look of the 1920s.  The art deco style was the most noted fashion trend of the decade, bringing a modern twist to jewelry.

Mervis Designers Sasha Primak, JB Star, Jeff Cooper and Henderson all boast looks worthy of the big screen.  You can also view more of our art deco pieces HERE.

Be sure to also check out Mervis on WeddingWire!

Eco-Friendly Jewelry for Everyone

Posted by kharrison on May 29, 2013

Here at the Green Bride Guide, we have compiled a list of our favorite engagement and wedding band sets from our wedding shop. Not only are they sustainable and unique, but they are also unisex and look great on any couple whether they are gay, straight or transgender. Our ring sets are for everyone and are created using recycled metals and conflict-free gemstones. These ring styles are perfect as his and his, hers and hers or his and hers sets!

This recycled gold wedding band set is ideal for a modern couple. This is a handcrafted piece of jewelry made of recycled yellow gold with a unique square shape.

 Photo: Recycled Gold Modern Square Band, Anne Holman Jewelry

This round cut band set is a perfect size made entirely from titanium with a silky mirror like finish.

   Photo: Round Cut Band Set, Jewelry by Johan

The inlay band set is made from genuine Gibeon meteorite that fell to Earth billions of years ago and was discovered in Namibia in 1838. The crystalline grain structure is very unique and contains “widmanstatten” lines that were caused by the meteorite slowly cooling.

Photo: Meteorite Inlay Band Set, Jewelry by Johan

This ring set comes with two rings: one has a titanium inlay with Mokume Gane (wood grain) and the other is made from Damascus stainless steel with a bird’s eye patterns. The Mokume consists of silver and copper mixed together in a pattern. The stainless steel is 100 percent corrosion-resistant and  does not require special treatment.

Photo: Momuke Gane Band Set, Jewelry by Johan

For more rings and jewelry visit our Wedding Shop!

Ring Shopping 101

Posted by Kim on Apr 29, 2013

Post Sponsored by Allurez

In the market for an engagement ring or wedding bands? Check out this Q&A with ring pro Paula Sands of Allurez for expert advice on ring shopping.

How can a “ring giver” get an idea of the type and style the recipient would like without directly asking?

Chances are if the “ring giver” really listens to his girlfriend, she’s already given him some hints. Did she comment on a friend’s engagement ring? Mention what she liked about it? That’s important information that could lead him to her dream ring.

Another way to get an idea of the type and style ring she might like is to start looking at ads in magazines, and see which ones she gravitates to.  Or, go onto a website where you can design your own engagement ring and look at styles that might be similar to other rings she owns and wears.

Perhaps the easiest way is to use what you love best about her personality.  If she has a simple personality, she will probably enjoy a traditional solitaire ring. And if you’re girl is flashy, you might want to look at halo settings or side stone accents for that little added bling.