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Wedding rings inevitably play second fiddle to engagement rings. Rather than the big bang of excitement and romance, they’re the symbol that seals the deal. Which invariably means that they’re given less attention. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be beautiful. And one of the biggest trends in bespoke wedding band creation just now is curves.

Curved, notched, V, and chevron style wedding bands carry various points of appeal. To start with, they are more interesting than the traditional plain, round band. They’re also more practical to pair with engagement rings with larger stones – while a standard band may not fit flush, leaving a gap between the two rings, a curved band can accommodate that bling more easily. And lastly, a curved wedding band is more easy to make your own.

So, what do you need to know about curved custom wedding bands?

Curved Wedding Bands: Why the Trend is Growing

What is a curved wedding band?


Regardless of its shape, curved wedding bands are defined by a dip on one side. This allows for your engagement ring and wedding ring to sit together more comfortably. First popular in the Victorian era, the style has been around for a while. But they haven’t always been as popular as the simpler straight band style.

What are the different curved wedding band styles?

The beauty of designing your own custom curved wedding band is that you don’t have to worry so much about what is available. Instead, you have to think about what you want. So, theoretically, you can have any style of bespoke curved wedding ring. But these are a few of the most popular, to get your design juices flowing.

Shadow set curved wedding band

Shadow set wedding bands are designed specifically to work to the contour of your engagement ring. So, if you’re planning on creating a custom engagement ring, you can create a twinned shadow set band to complete the set.

Soft curved wedding band


Softly curving wedding bands are often less showy than their bolder peers, providing a subtle nook to rest your engagement ring stone upon. But they’re a great way to create a unified finish, and make it clear that your rings are meant to be together.

V-shaped wedding band

Whether you opt for a sharp V-shape, or something more softly flowing and organic, a v-cut makes a conspicuous notch in your wedding band, ideal for large engagement ring stones.

Tiara curved wedding band


A beautiful way to add some extra sparkle to the proceedings, the tiara curved wedding band is designed to rest upon the central stone of your engagement ring like a crown. Contrasting stones can work wonderfully well, but you can also keep it simple.

Small notch curved wedding band

This geometric bridal set is all kinds of unique and beautiful. But it also demonstrates that you don’t necessarily need a big notch to make a big difference to the way that your rings sit together.

Organic and unique

When designing your own custom wedding band, the only limits are your imagination and physics. Forget the rules and create a design that works for you – even if you can only vaguely describe it. We’ll work with you to bring your design to life, and then into physical reality!

When it comes down to it, fashion has very little to do with wedding ring design, especially if you’re working with a custom ring creator. What matters is that you find rings that you really love, because you’re going to be wearing them for a very long time. But when it comes to personality and practicality, curved wedding bands take some beating.

If you are looking to design your own custom engagement ring or wedding bands, get in touch to find out how Durham Rose can help.