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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Ring Profile for you

Updated: Mar 14

When choosing a wedding ring, the metal colour you like is probably quite an easy choice, but one of the main considerations, which is not as easy, is the profile of the ring. The profile refers to the shape of the band's cross section. This choice will affect how the ring looks and feels on your finger.



There are a vast selection of band profiles ranging from classic D shaped bands to sleek and modern flat bands. As well as softer forms like court shaped or harder shapes like the knife edge. There is no wrong or right when it comes to choosing your ring profile, it is purely about your personal tastes. You can see a great selection of rings in our inspiration gallery.


It can be difficult to imagine how these profiles will feel when worn, you can always pop into the studio and try on a selection of band styles.


Below is a guide to the most popular choices that we offer:


Soft square

This shape is often used for the bands of engagement rings. It has high sides, a flat underside and a slight curve at the top. It is a popular profile for engagement rings and so is often chosen by those wishing to match their two rings whilst still offering a clean minimal look when worn on its own.


Flat

A flat or rectangular band is flat on either side and is wider than it is thick. It’s the perfect choice for anyone who wants a modern minimal look. Also provides a great surface area when considering applying a texture.


Knife Edge

Not as painful as it sounds! The 'knife edge' is a more unusual profile created to sit alongside a similar shape used in modern engagement rings.


D section

This is one of the most classic styles you’ll see on offer for both wedding bands and engagement rings. It looks exactly as you would imagine, given its name, a D shaped ring is flat on the inside and curved on the outside. 


Double Comfort

Similar to the 'flat' profile but with softly curved edges rather than square. An ideal fit for those wanting the modern look of the flat profile but with a softness to it.


Court

Also known as oval profile, court shape bands are often chosen for their comfort. This comfort as a result of them being slightly rounded on both the inside and the outside, ensuring that it slides over your knuckle with ease and sits slightly away from your finger so no 'pinching'


Flat Sided Court

A comfortable yet chunky option for those who want the benefits of a court shape but in a weightier form that will make more of a statement!


Flat Court

A flat court is like the opposite to a D shaped band, the outside is flat and the inside is curved. This allows the wear to achieve a sleek minimal aesthetic on the outside while enjoying the comfort of a court shaped band on the inside.




Other considerations


When choosing a wedding band to fit with an engagement ring there are more considerations to bear in mind. Most engagement rings will have a D shaped or soft square band on the reverse so these could be ideal options for the profile. If your engagement ring has a stone you will need to check the type of setting. Is it a high tapered setting with lots of room underneath to fit the band stacked snugly? Is it a very broad setting which will require the band to be curved around it? 


There are two very popular styles of wedding ring for stacking, a curved or a wishbone point. A curved band can fit perfectly around a large halo or low set stone and is a classic shape. A pointed wishbone is a slightly more edgy choice for those who want their wedding band to fit around a marquise, kite or pear shaped gemstone. Or want it to make a statement when worn solo.


If you're not sure exactly what profile works best for you we can discuss the options in a consultation ahead of your workshop. Get in touch to find out more.



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