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Should I go for a Diamond set Wedding band, or a Plain band?

Should I go for a Diamond set Wedding band, or a Plain band?

Unsure of where to start when it comes to choosing your Wedding ring? We’re here to give you a helping hand!

The planning is underway, the list is getting shorter, but you still haven't thought about what Wedding ring to go for. The choice can seem a little overwhelming when there are many different styles, choosing something you will ultimately be wearing for the rest of your life is a big decision. (Imagine how your fiance must have felt!)

When it comes to shopping for your ring, you’ll hear about and read about lots of different styles. Channel set, micro-grain, claw set, pavé set, court shape... Don’t let it overwhelm you!
We won't deny it, there are many different settings of Diamonds to think about...but why not start off easy for yourself. Diamond set, or plain?


To help you make your decision, we’ve listed some pros and cons of choosing Diamond set bands and Plain wedding rings! 


Diamond Set Wedding bands



  • Going for a subtle sparkle will compliment your Engagement ring, a gorgeous frosting sat gracefully around it.
  • If there were to ever be an occasion where it was only suitable to wear your Wedding band, having a Diamond set band means you’ll still get that sparkle you love.
  • If an Eternity ring isn’t something in the foreseeable future, then a Diamond set Wedding band is a lovely way to incorporate both meanings in one. 
  • More style options than plain, including diamond cuts and settings.



  • If you go for something too sparkly and overpowering, it could take away the attention from your Engagement ring.
  • If you want to go for an Eternity ring in the future, 2 Diamond set bands might not work as well with one another, especially if they aren’t the same style/design.
  • Smaller set Diamonds can attract residue build up underneath, and if not cleaned regularly can loosen and even lose stones.
  • Diamond set bands are more expensive than plain. 


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Diamond set Wedding Bands

Plain Wedding bands



  • Going for a plain band means there’s no attention being taken away from your beautiful Engagement Ring.
  • A plain band looks lovely against a solitaire Engagement Ring with plain shoulders.
  • If your job requires you not to wear Diamonds, then a plain Wedding band is a great idea. Even if you can’t wear your Engagement Ring, you’ll still be able to wear your Wedding Band to work.
  • More practical to wear, especially with a job that’s rough on your hands.
  • Requires less maintenance: less cleaning needed and no diamonds to worry about.



  • If there’s ever an occasion where you are not going to be wearing your Engagement ring, a plain Wedding band may not have the same desired effect as your sparkling Diamond.
  • A plain band may appear to look worn quicker, as much more metal is on show compared to a Diamond set band. 
  • A thicker plain band might look chunky paired with your Engagement ring, creating an overall heavy look.
  • Fewer design options compared to a diamond set band. 

To shop our full collection, follow the link below.

Plain Wedding Bands


Diamond Set Wedding bands

2mm Channel Set Wedding Ring in Platinum

The Round Brilliant Diamonds set in this ring are 0.01cts each: this setting is half coverage.


2mm Micro Set Wedding Ring in Platinum

The Round Brilliant Diamonds set in this ring have a total of 0.21cts: this setting is half coverage.


Plain Wedding Bands 

Traditional Court Medium Weight Wedding Ring in Platinum



Slight Court Medium Weight Wedding Ring in Platinum 


You can arrange an appointment to visit us in our Showrooms, and our expert advisors will be on hand to guide you through.

At the end of the day, the decision is up to you.
Serving as a constant reminder of your love for one another, you want the ring to be as special and beautiful as your wedding day!


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