Yellow gold wedding bands

August 09, 2022

When we think of wedding rings, classic half-round rings in 18kt yellow gold are the first ones we visualize. But today alliances have evolved and the range of options is infinite. Now yellow gold wedding rings can have different finishes, designs and textures that make them unique and original models.

How is 18kt yellow gold made?

Pure gold has a concentration of 24 carats. In this state, gold is not strong enough to be used in jewelry, so it is necessary to carry out an alloy process with other metals that give it hardness.

Depending on the carat, the alloy will have more or less gold. The optimal quality gold is 18 carat sterling silver. In this karatage we have a gold concentration of 75% and the remaining 25% represents other metals used in the alloy. At BIJOYA we only work with first grade gold.

Maintenance: Does it require it?

It is important to know if your wedding ring will need maintenance, since the wedding rings are the only souvenir of the wedding that you will carry with you every day.

Yellow gold and rose gold wedding bands are maintenance-free. White gold is the only one that requires it. If you want to know more about this topic you can visit our blog on white gold wedding rings or our article on how gold is made.

Below we will show you the types of 18kt yellow gold wedding bands that exist:


As we had mentioned before, this is the alliance model that comes to mind when we think about wedding rings. Probably because we are used to seeing them in our parents and even grandparents. But this does not mean that they are obsolete.

We will differentiate the classic wedding rings by their surface: half-round, almond-shaped and flat. It also has different widths and heights. The width of the ring refers to the thickness of its surface and the height of the ring is the thickness of the inside of the wedding ring. The richer its interior is, the more comfortable it will be.

Classic yellow gold half-round wedding rings

The half-round model is a jewelry classic that is regaining momentum.

This model is characterized by having a round surface. If we cut the alliance in half you would find a profile similar to that of a bamboo cane. They can have a glossy finish or a matte finish, also called a silk finish. The interior of these alliances is flat.

These are some models of half-round wedding rings with a glossy finish. The ring on the left has a width of 2.5mm and the ring on the right is 3.5mm.

On these same rings the matte finish would look like this:

Classic yellow gold almond wedding rings

This model has a less oval surface than half-round wedding rings, but more round than flat surface rings. If we cut these rings in half, we would find that their profile is almond-shaped.

This is a characteristic that is more differentiated by touch, which is why we recommend coming to our jewelry store in Pamplona.

In almond wedding rings we can also find matte and shiny finishes. These alliances have the same thickness as the previous ones.

Almonds with a glossy finish:

Almond with matte finish:

Classic flat yellow gold wedding rings

These alliances have a completely flat surface, which gives a different touch to the wedding ring. In this category we have two different interiors, the flat one and the curved one.

In the following photos we have two wedding rings with flat surfaces but different interiors . The ring on the left will be more pleasant to the touch because its interior is curvilinear , while the ring on the right has a completely straight interior , giving it a more square appearance. Both rings are 4mm wide and have a shiny finish.

These are the flat wedding rings with a silk finish and the interiors mentioned above.

Do you want to personalize your classic wedding rings? Visit our online workshop.

To see our classic yellow gold wedding rings in person you can visit our jewelry store in Pamplona, ​​BIJOYA on 17 Tudela Street.


If you are one of the couples who prefer wedding rings with groundbreaking designs, there are avant-garde models that transgress classic lines.

Now we will explain the different decorations, shapes and colors that modern wedding rings can have.

Modern yellow gold alliances according to your decoration

If classic rings seem too plain to you, you can opt for wedding rings with original designs. Between them we have:

Decoration for modern alliances
modern alliance
Add straight lines that extend throughout the ring to give it a different touch. The number of stripes will depend on the width of the ring. 


Small horizontal lines along the entire ring. These lines are engraved on the ring and give it a different texture.


This design is similar to weaves made with wicker, with lines in different directions, forming small rhombuses.


This design has two dotted lines, one on each edge of the ring. The distance of the lines will depend on the width of the ring.


In this type of decoration, a wavy line crosses the middle of the ring, giving a youthful touch to the ring.


This decoration consists of a stripe in the middle of the ring made up of several horizontal lines.


A groove in the middle of the ring that adds dimension.

18K yellow gold ring 3.5mm. Glow. Groove - P1-35-1-750-1-A--U-T7


Two stripes, one on each edge of the ring, with a glossy finish.

18K yellow gold ring 3.5mm. Glow. Bezel - P1-35-1-750-1-A--L-T7


This decoration consists of a thin stripe carved on both edges of the ring, leaving a smooth center.


One of the public's favorite decorations. It has a small unevenness on both margins of the ring.

18K yellow gold ring 3.5mm. Glow. Elena - P1-35-2-750-1-A-B-E-T7


A pronounced groove in the middle of the ring with a satin finish.


An original design that simulates a nut due to its straight edges.

18K yellow gold ring 3mm. Glow. Nuts - P1-30-1-750-1-A-B-K-T7

Do you want to decorate your own alliances? Click here !

Modern yellow gold alliances according to their shape

The alliances can have different surfaces than those we have seen previously in classic alliances.

These are some ways that will make your wedding ring more original and avant-garde:

Forms of modern alliances modern alliance


One of the best-selling forms of modern wedding rings. If the ring were cut in half, its profile would be shaped like a trapezoid.

18K yellow gold ring 3mm. Brightness - P9-30-1-750-1-A-B-T7


These rings have a cone-shaped surface. If you cut these rings in half they have a triangle shape.


These rings have the illusion of being two rings, one on top of the other. This shape can only be used on rings larger than 5mm wide.

Double plane

This ring shape is similar to the previous one but here, the ring that "covers" the alliance is flat.

18K yellow gold ring 5mm. Brightness - P14-50-1-750-121-AAA-BBB-T7


Unlike other wedding rings, the surface of the rings with this profile is "U" shaped.

18K yellow gold ring 3mm. Brightness - P5-30-2-750-1-A-B-T7

Modern two-tone alliances

For those couples who each like a different color of gold, these modern wedding rings may be the right option.

It is possible to combine different colors of gold in the same wedding ring. We will show you combinations of yellow gold with white gold and rose gold.

If you want the ring to have more color contrast, the ideal combination is yellow gold with white gold.

On the other hand, if you want a more subtle contrast, the ideal is a modern two-tone yellow gold and rose gold wedding ring.

Do you want to get creative in the configurator? Click here !


Adding a diamond to your wedding ring is a good option if you feel like it lacks a touch of sparkle. You can even set a diamond in the classic model of your choice to give it an original but discreet touch.

As you will see in these models, you can have a entire wedding ring with diamonds or just add one to give it a special touch. There are two types of diamond setting, “pavé” and “level”.

Each one gives a different essence to the ring, the "pavé" setting gives a more square and modern look to the diamond alliance .

These are some wedding rings with diamonds set "in pavé". The ring on the right is a half-round one with a "silk" finish, and the one on the left is a flat wedding ring with a "glossy" finish.

The "level" setting is the most classic and the diamonds have a more discreet point. These are some wedding rings with "level" set diamonds. As in the previous example, we show you how this setting looks on a half-round wedding ring and on a flat one.

18K yellow gold ring 3.5mm. Brightness<br /> 1 Brilliant HVS 0.040ct - P3-35-2-750-1-A-B-1-BTE0040HVS-R-D-C-T7

Click here to set up alliances with brilliants.


Once the design of your rings is decided, it is necessary to know your finger size so that the ring fits perfectly.

If you want to know your size you can visit our ring size guide here.

Remember that if you use the web designer it is necessary to know your ring size to know the total price of the alliances.


The price of a wedding ring always depends on the amount of gold it contains , therefore, if we choose a thinner or minimalist wedding ring we will get cheaper rings.

If you have chosen wedding rings with diamonds, the price will be higher depending on the size of the diamond.

Furthermore, as it is a material that is listed on the stock market, the price of the day must also be taken into account.

At BIJOYA we have 18-karat gold wedding rings from €146 up to whatever you decide to invest.

Do you need help setting up your 18kt gold wedding rings? You can visit us at our jewelry store in Pamplona to choose your wedding rings with professional jewelers!

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