“Bands” typically refer to rings that are a bit simpler in design, usually made of precious metals such as gold or platinum and may or may not incorporate diamonds and/or other gemstones. Contemporary metals are now a popular choice among men. Bands are worn as a symbol of commitment or as a wedding ring.
“Engagement rings”, on the other hand, are typically more elaborate and ornate in design, often featuring a larger center diamond or other gemstone as a centerpiece. They are traditionally given by one partner to the other as a symbol of the intention to get married, and are worn prior to the wedding ceremony as a sign of the couple’s engagement.
While bands can also be used as wedding rings, they are not typically associated with the formal proposal and engagement process. Whether you are shopping for bands or engagements rings, know that there are endless styles and designs to choose from.