Gold, by itself is a very soft type of metal that can be shaped and bent quite easily. This is the reason that many wedding band manufacturers mix gold with other types of metal to increase the strength of the gold. When it comes to gold wedding bands there are many different varieties. For example, you can get several different types of gold bands with ranges of 14 karats to 24 karats. A gold wedding band consisting of 24-karat gold is the purest form you can get.
The purer the gold, the softer the wedding band will be, which means it will not easily stand up to the roughness that can be placed on it. Therefore, if you are looking for a stronger type of wedding band your best bet is to opt for a 14-karat gold wedding ring. In a 14-karat gold ring, it is not pure gold; it is typically mixed with other metal types in order to make it stronger for use. However, this mixture could cause the gold to fade in color occasionally.
Therefore, most people choose to go with eighteen-karat gold wedding bands. They can hold their gorgeous golden color and still be strong enough to withstand use. Yellow gold is not for everyone, some people prefer to choose a white gold, which is often mistaken for silver. It looks very similar to silver; however, white gold has a slight golden tint to the ring. It also contains better properties than that of silver, which includes the fact that it will not tarnish or decay in the way silver wedding bands do.
Back to the varieties of gold wedding bands, there are many. The wedding band you choose can be elegant but simple plain gold. You could also choose to have embedded diamonds on the gold wedding band. One such ring is called the Eternity wedding band; these are absolutely gorgeous bands with exquisite diamonds eloquently placed within the entire band.
In general, people like setting themselves apart from other people; this is especially true with men. Diamonds are generally a girl's best friend, but men like having one or two diamonds embedded into their gold wedding band so he is different.
In conclusion, your wedding band can be anything you want it to be. You can have it encrusted with diamonds all the way around the band, a few diamonds here or there is an elegant design or no diamonds at all, which is the traditional wedding ring. Furthermore, today you can get bridal sets, which include three rings all matching each other. These sets come with an engagement ring, and two bands, one for the groom and one for the bride.