by Maddie Eisenhart, Managing Editor
With all the love that engagement rings get, the humble wedding band is something of a wedding underdog. Less expensive than their engagement ring counterparts, wedding bands are seldom championed by the Wedding Industrial Complex the way engagement rings are. And yet, there’s a part of me that thinks it’s for this reason wedding bands are even more special than engagement rings. Less sexy, maybe. But special in the way that your first car is special. It becomes part of your history, part of what defines you and the story of your relationship. (So I’m sentimental. Sue me.)
And that’s exactly why I was so excited when longtime APW sponsor TurtleLove.com emailed me to tell me about the work they’ve put into their new wedding bands. Not only are these rings OMGSOPRETTY, all of the bands you see below were designed by TurtleLove.com’s founder Adrianne, and nearly all of them (everything except the hammered bands) were created in-house, imbued with the care that goes into making something from hand.
You know how we feel about supporting independent artists here at APW. But if we can support artists and give you guys access to pretty things that mean something? Double win. And for those of you in the market for a wedding band that can stand on its own without an engagement ring? I think you’ve met your match.
There are a ton more bands over on the TurtleLove.com website (like this laurel leaf one, holy smokes.) But below you’ll find a selection of Adrianne’s favorites, and new exclusives that you can only get on TurtleLove.com. Happy shopping, y’all.
Silver Bands: 1. Wide Rain Wedding Band ($195) 2. Wide River Wedding Band ($225) 3. Narrow Satin Silver Wedding Band ($125) 4. Narrow Rustic Wedding Band ($100) 5. Narrow Branch Wedding Band ($125) 6. Wide Branch Wedding Band ($215)
Silver Bands: 1. Never Ending Knot Wedding Band Narrow ($200) 2. Never Ending Knot Wedding Band in White Gold ($1145) 3. Tree of Life Narrow Wedding Ring ($175) 4. Tree of Life Wedding Band in White Gold ($685)