Women's Wedding Bands
History of Women’s Wedding Bands
The wedding band, as we know it, dates back to one love, one couple, in ancient Egypt. The Egyptians believed a vein ran directly from the fourth finger on our left hand to our beating hearts. They called it the “vena amoris.” It was in this country that the idea of wedding bands was born, and bridal jewelry got its start. The fervor for ring fever caught on quick. Couples began placing intertwined threads of hemp, leather, or ivory over their “ring finger,” symbolizing love’s eternal nature. No beginning, no end, love was forever.
Characteristics of Women’s Wedding Bands
Today, wedding bands are exchanged, sparkling with the beauty of fine metals such as platinum and gold, and diamonds in the shapes of round brilliant, oval, princess and more. For almost 70 years, Razny Jewelers has served as the Chicago area’s go-to source for bridal jewelry. Our wedding bands are unique and everlasting, just like the love stories of the couples who walk through our doors. We partner only with brands that share our high-standard for quality craftsmanship. We also craft custom rings in-house for the bespoke bride.
The Traditional Wedding Band
Traditionally, wedding bands are made of shining gold. Pure and beautiful with regular polishing, gold rings are synonymous with the classic bride. Eternity bands boast an endless row of breathtaking, perfectly-set diamond gems. They are an equally stunning accent to the engagement ring. For its rarity and durability, platinum bands are increasingly sought after. Platinum bands can develop an antique finish with time, called patina, which many find endearing.
Razny Jewelers offers the area’s best collection of wedding bands in almost any metal and design. Plus, for the bride seeking the most unique ring, we offer something very few jewelers can: In-house custom jewelry creation.
The Bespoke Ring
We invite you to sit with our jeweler to design your one-of-a-kind ring. Please bring in a sketch or allow us to do the sketching for you. We can take your ring from concept to reality for an heirloom your family will love for generations.
Whether you’re looking to create a stunning bespoke piece or want to shop our beautiful designer collection, our experts are eager to bring your vision to life. Visit our contact us page to make an appointment, give us a call, or visit us in downtown Chicago, Addison, Highland Park, and Hinsdale.