Diamond Band Buying Guide

Posted on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 in Wedding Bands.

white gold diamond anniversary band with 5 large diamonds

Considered a fine jewelry staple, diamond bands are often bought to complement an engagement ring, commemorate an anniversary or another special occasion, or treat oneself or a loved one to a beautiful, versatile piece of jewelry. If you’re thinking about purchasing a diamond band, here’s everything you should keep in mind.

Metal. You’re going to want a durable metal that will offer the best protection for your diamonds. That’s why we always recommend diamond bands that are made with either platinum or gold. Platinum is the best choice when it comes to diamond security but costs more than gold. If you do decide to go the gold route, the good news is that you have more colors to choose from compared to silver-colored platinum. Gold jewelry can be created in white, yellow, or rose colors.

Diamond Shape. When shopping for diamond bands, you’ll most likely notice that the majority of these rings feature round diamonds. That’s because these brilliant-cut diamonds offer the most sparkle compared to other shapes. But there are more options to consider, especially if you’re looking for a non-traditional diamond band that will really stand out. Baguette, princess, and oval are all beautiful options you may want incorporated into your diamond band.

yellow gold baguette and round alternating diamond band

Baguette and Round Diamond Band


white gold channel set princess cut diamond band

Princess Cut Diamond Band

Carat Weight.  One of the most important things to consider when picking out a diamond band is how large you want the diamonds to be. The larger the diamond size, the more sparkle. But of course, this comes at an added cost. Like with other gemstone jewelry, carat weight is directly correlated with price. The larger the diamond, the higher the price tag.

Setting. The setting of a diamond band greatly affects its overall appearance. Some of the most popular types of diamond band settings include prong set, channel set, pave set, and bezel set. Prong settings have metal claws that secure each diamond individually. Channel settings feature two metal strips that run along the top and bottom of the band, holding the diamonds in place. Pave settings have smaller diamonds that are set with very minimal metal showing. Finally, with bezel settings, metal completely surrounds each diamond. Bezel and channel set diamond bands are the best options when it comes to diamond security while prong set and pave set diamond bands tend to offer the most sparkle.

white gold prong set diamond band

Prong Set Diamond Band


yellow gold channel set diamond band

Channel Set Diamond Band


rose gold pave set diamond band

Pave Set Diamond Band


white gold bezel set diamond band with milgrain edges

Bezel Set Diamond Band

Contoured. If you’re planning on wearing the diamond band with another ring, you may want to consider selecting a contoured band. These diamond bands are slightly curved so that they fit perfectly next to another ring. However, it’s important to note that not all rings require a contoured band. Depending on how high the center gemstone is set, a straight diamond band may be able to fit right up against the other ring.

yellow gold contoured diamond band

Contoured Diamond Band

Twisted. For those looking for something a little less traditional than a typical diamond band, twisted diamond rings are an excellent option. These rings feature diamonds that are entwined with either precious metal or another strand of diamonds.

white gold twisted diamond band

Twisted Diamond Band

Eternity. With eternity bands, the diamonds cover the entire ring. Some women like the appearance of these bands, but we typically recommend staying away from this style for several reasons. First, the diamonds are more likely to become damaged or fall out. The inside of our hands come into contact with lots of different objects throughout the day, increasing one’s chances of having bent prongs or chipped diamonds. Second, these rings cannot be resized so if your finger ever changes sizes, you won’t be able to wear the ring again. Lastly, these rings can be uncomfortable to wear.

Diamond Quantity. Do you like bands that have a lot of smaller diamonds or do you prefer rings that have larger, fewer diamonds? Do you want the band to have a specific, meaningful number of diamonds? For example, if you have a tenth anniversary coming up, you may want to commemorate that special occasion with a ring containing ten diamonds.


For more information on diamond bands, contact Kloiber Jewelers at 414-276-2457 or info@kloiberjewelers.com. To see our current diamond band selection online, click here. And remember, we can custom create any type of diamond band!