When Jesus was asked what the greatest commandment was, His answer boiled down to love. He answered that it is the command to love God, followed the command to love others: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love between a husband and wife is both a manifestation of love for one another and a picture of the love God has for us, and wedding rings serve as continual reminders of the command we’ve been given to love our spouses as God loves us.
Love isn’t just a commandment, however—it’s also a gift. In fact, Paul tells members of the Corinthian church that it’s the greatest gift: “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” The love that Paul is talking isn’t just a feeling of affection. Rather, it “suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” It’s a love that’s willing to put the other person first and that molds two hearts together.
Braided wedding bands wrap the wearer’s finger in a simple but elegant picture of the weaving of two lives into one. Together, the strands in a braid form a beautiful design that a single strand could never create alone, adding extra symbolism to the already meaningful wedding band.
Diamonds accent the Entwined Diamond Wedding Band in 14K White Gold, adding sparkle as well as a symbol of love that’s forever. In between each twist of the two strands that form the straightforward and striking motif that surrounds this band is a round stone, allowing this ring to glimmer from every side.
If a braided style with a touch of modern edge is more your style, check out the Braided Wedding Band in 14K White Gold. This satin finish, hand-braided style is minimalistic but hard to ignore.
Two-tone braided wedding rings add even more symbolism as their colors complement one another. The elements of these styles form the perfect partnership, a picture of two people who make one another better and celebrate each other’s strengths. For example, the 14K Rose and White Gold Wide Braided Wedding Band Ring frames a flowing white gold braid with wide shining rose gold edges.
The 14K Tri-Color Gold Braided Wedding Band exhibits exquisite contrast in more ways than one. Yellow, white and rose gold strands are intertwined to form the braid that wraps around the center of this ring, creating a picture of the way that two individuals can combine to form a thing of strength and beauty that’s greater than the sum of its parts. This classy motif is framed by yellow gold twisted-look borders and smooth, polished edges, rounding out the perfect collage of color and texture.
Love between a husband and wife is both a command and a gift. Braided wedding bands create stunning pictures of this love that weaves two lives together.