Patterns make a great way to add detail to a wedding ring. Furthermore, patterned wedding rings make great alternatives to plain wedding ring styles. But, few people realise, many are the same ring. To explain, we start with a plain ring. We offer several different styles. Next, we apply a pattern. Many designs exist. For example, a bevelled edge.
We apply patterns to wedding rings by machine. Wedding rings are spun at high speed. By use of precision machine engineering, the pattern is cut into the surface of the wedding ring. Once patterned, the wedding ring is polished.
Machined milgrain patterns with heartbeat engraved into the wedding ring.
We applied patterns and textures to all precious metals. All precious metals are suitable for patterning. These include, Platinum, Palladium, 18ct White Gold, Yellow Gold and Rose Gold. Finally, we offer 9 carat Gold. For an ethical choice, we suggest Fairtrade Gold for wedding rings.
Some patterns mimic the effect of diamonds. Our sparkle cut pattern provides a perfect diamond effect. For this reason, many nurses choose this design instead of diamonds.
We create plain wedding ring in various weights or thicknesses. Choose from light, medium and heavy amongst many of the profiles of rings.
Lighter weight rings will be thinner and will sit closer to the finger. For wedding rings with patterns, we suggest medium or heavy weight profiles. To explain, both allow more depth for machining the pattern around the ring.
Width depends on the pattern and effect required. For tramline designs, with a middle section, we recommend at least 4mm. We strongly advise a width associated with the design online.
When it comes to women’s patterned rings, a narrower width is preferred. For this reason, some patterns are unsuitable. For this reason, contact us for help with designs. Our team recommends patterns and designs suitable for narrow wedding rings. For example, the sparkle cut pattern works well on 3mm wedding rings.
Choose from a hand patterned wedding ring, or machine patterned wedding rings. Machine patterns work well for a precise repeating pattern. In contrast, hand patterning works well for a small section of the ring.
We work with some of the best hand engravers to create unique patterns. For example, our leaf patterned wedding rings hand engraved around the ring.
Pair of hand engraved leaf patterned wedding rings for bride and groom.
We apply the following patterns to wedding rings. Choose your favourite pattern available on most of our plain ring styles.
We apply lines by machine patterning. Single lines, double lines create a wide variety of effects. In addition, we vary finishes. For example a mirror polish combined with a satin finish.
A channel cut into a wedding ring creates a deep groove. Mirror polished, channels work well contrasting with a matte outer finish.
Textures include satin, matte and sandblasted finishes. Whilst these are not strictly patterns, they provide a dull, brushed or stone effect.
Planished wedding rings give a hammered effect over the surface of a wedding ring. Patterns vary from a fine planished surface to a larger hammered effect over the ring.
Bevelled edges feature an angled edge to a wedding ring. Cut into a medium or heavy weight ring, the effect is popular. For example, added to a flat court wedding ring. We suggest a polished bevel with a satin middle section.
We create wedding rings with the following patterns. They appear in our patterned wedding rings
Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website.