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STORE HOURS/DIRECTIONS

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STORE HOURS/DIRECTIONS

We are located at the Arboretum Shopping Center, 10000 Research Blvd, #126, Austin, Tx.

We’re open: Monday thru Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

Located between ‘Everything but Water’ & ‘Joseph A Bank’

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CUSTOM DESIGN

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CUSTOM DESIGN

At Avant Garde Jewelers our specialty is custom jewelry design. Whether you start from scratch or use your own heirloom pieces, we are here to help you every step of the way. We work with your budget to create what you want, your unique design, your one-of-a-kind custom piece of jewelry. 

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BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Because your time is valuable, we recommend making an appointment. There is no charge or commitment to come in and get your questions answered. We’ll work together to design exactly what you’re looking for, within your budget. So, bring your thoughts, pictures and ideas with you!

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FINANCING OPTIONS

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FINANCING OPTIONS

No Interest If Paid In Full within 12 Months

Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the purchase balance is not paid in full within the promotional period.*

Minimum purchase of $300.00 required.

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FINE JEWELRY REPAIR

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FINE JEWELRY REPAIR

At Avant Garde Jewelers, we provide exceptional jewelry repair and refurbishing services to maintain your favorite jewelry pieces. We’re here to help you take the best possible care of your jewelry. Whether you need a simple chain repair or restoring a family heirloom, we have the skill and experience to repair and preserve your most cherished jewelry.

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Wedding Band Guide

 

Wedding Band Guide

 

Many people still think of plain designs when they think about wedding bands. But the truth is that contemporary bands featuring the most varied combinations of metals and designs have changed wedding rings as we know them.
 
Your wedding bands will accompany you for the rest of your life, so they need to represent who you are, your feelings for each other and provide you with the perfect fit.
 
So, before you pick out your wedding bands, let’s navigate the bridal world together to help you make an informed decision and choose the perfect bands for both of you, no matter your style!


 

 
 
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What’s the difference between engagement rings and wedding bands?

While both rings represent your love and relationship, there’s a difference. Engagement rings symbolize the intention of marriage, while wedding bands celebrate the vows exchanged on your wedding day, representing the bond of marriage, family, and the beautiful journey ahead.

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Are our wedding bands supposed to match?

While sets and matching bands are still as trendy as ever, mismatched bands have become favorites among couples.

Even though this is a personal choice only the two of you can make, with so many promising styles, it can be challenging to agree on a design you both enjoy because each person has their own style and taste. 

Chances are you’ll both migrate to styles which suit your preferences. And that’s okay. But, if matching bands are essential to you, you can always pick similar designs or metal shades.

 
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Wedding band styles for women

If you have your eye on a specific style, but the idea of making the wrong choice is keeping you awake at night, don’t worry. Here we explore the main wedding band characteristics you should consider.

 

Choose the band style

 
Curved bands

 

Curved bands

Curved bands bring out the best aspects of your engagement ring while making your overall look seem coherent and well put together. Additionally, curved bands hold your engagement ring very securely on your finger.

Stackable bands

 

Stackable bands

Stackable bands are part of a contemporary trend and not a specific style as such. You’ll find minimal styles and bands adorned with carved designs that fit perfectly stacked against other bands. You can build your stack over time, adding rings to mark special occasions, such as an anniversary or the birth of a child. This is an opportunity to mix and match different designs and metals.

 

“Bubble” bands

Bubble wedding bands are elegant and charming because of the diamonds which adorn the top of these wedding bands, with a slight space of metal in between forming an undulating pattern that resembles bubbles. This is a favorite of those who love modern and trendy rings.

Wrap bands


Guards or Wraps

Guard wedding bands are designed to enhance your engagement ring, surrounding (or wrapping) around it and seamlessly expanding its size. The design of wraps and guard bands varies considerably from modest to bands accented with diamonds. The difference between guard bands and curved bands is that guards cover both sides of your engagement ring, while curved bands cover only one.

Classic bands


Classic bands

If you enjoy traditional weddings, there are plenty of timeless wedding band styles such as eternity bands, prong, pave setting, and channel bands to choose from. These bands offer a variation of the most classic designs, featuring a continuous row of diamonds (or more), looking elegant and polished.

 


Choose the metal

Yellow gold wedding bands are as classic as it gets, while white gold bands are an excellent alternative for those who enjoy gold jewelry but prefer a subtle look. If you want durability and jewelry which is hypoallergenic, platinum bands might suit you better. Not less important, rose gold wedding bands have grown in popularity, becoming modern classics.
 
And if you love all gold shades and can’t decide, then a wedding band of mixed metals makes a perfect choice! You can also pick a metal color to contrast with your engagement ring—this is a very contemporary trend.

How to choose a man’s wedding band


The priority here is to always choose a durable, high-quality, and comfortable band to wear.
After all, you’ll be wearing it for the rest of your life! There are different wedding band styles
to choose from, so let’s narrow down the process. 
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Choose the profile

The profile of your ring transforms the look and effect of the wedding band. This is the shape of your band. There’s a wide range of profiles you can choose from, and it all comes to personal taste, but always choose a band which incorporates an ideal balance between design and shape.

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Choose the inlays and patterns

Inlays and patterns add a personal touch to your wedding band. Besides the metal of your choice, which we’ll discuss below, you can have inlays with more personality, such as dinosaur bone, carbon fiber, meteorite, gemstones, and diamonds, as well as patterns such as wood, nature scenes, and even a Celtic Claddagh.

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Choose the metal shade

There are many metal alternatives besides the classic yellow, white, and rose gold or platinum bands. Cobalt Chrome, Tantalum, Titanium, Zirconium, and Damascus Steel are modern choices men have been incorporating into their wedding bands. The metal you pick for your band is very important to create a classic or ultra-contemporary style. Choose what you best identify with.

Custom wedding bands


Custom wedding bands

Maybe you’ve been looking for wedding bands, but haven’t found anything you love. Whether you’re looking for custom wedding bands blending the width, metal choice, finishes, and profiles of your choice, or you’d like to design a wedding band from scratch, you’ll find a whole new world of options opens up when you consider customizing
 
You can also engrave a message, your names, or a special date on your wedding band. The sky’s the limit! No other couple will have wedding bands quite like yours. Craft bands that are original and unique in a few easy steps. 

Wedding bands in Austin, TX

Now that you know your options to choose suitable wedding band designs for you, it’s time to go shopping. Talk to us! It will be our pleasure to help you!
 
If you’re in Austin, come explore our selection of wedding bands for bride and groom. Find us at 10000 Research Blvd, Suite 126, Austin, Texas. And don’t forget to follow Avant Garde’s
Facebook and Instagram pages for our latest news and bridal jewelry inspiration!

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