Your wedding ring is that one piece of jewellery that will adorn your hand for a lifetime! So when choosing your wedding ring there are 5 things we recommend considering to help you select the perfect piece.
1. START YOUR WEDDING RING SEARCH EARLY
Give yourselves at least two to three months before the wedding date to ring shop. You'll need this time to browse, research prices and revisit rings that catch your eye. If you have your heart set on a custom ring, you'll probably need even more time. Keep in mind: extras, like engraving, can take up to one month.
2. WHAT IS IT MADE OF?
One of the first things to consider is the metal of your wedding bands. Gold is a classic choice, and are available in various tones like yellow, white and rose. Many contemporary designs combine different gold colours too. Opt for 18k gold or 14k gold, as these are the best alloys to stand up to everyday wear. Platinum is another popular choice. While still not scratch-proof, the lustrous white metal is more resistant to wear than gold is.
3. PLAIN, OR WITH GEMSTONES?
Diamond-studded wedding bands can be stunning, and classic designs like the eternity band have stood the test of time. Many wedding band designs offer matching sets with the bride’s ring accented in diamonds, although grooms need not shy of gemstones. A subtle sparkle in a chunky or flat-profile ring looks very masculine.
The quality of your wedding rings is of the utmost importance. Questions to ask your jeweller is how have they been made? Are they handcrafted? If they come from a supplier - how have they been manufactured? Your wedding ring will be worn daily and subject to lots of wear and tear. Check the thickness of the band. Investing in a well-made wedding ring will save you money in the long-run! If you are wanting a ring set with diamonds or other stones - ask your jeweller to ensure stones have been set securely to prevent loss.
Your wedding ring needs to feel comfortable. There are a number of different fits available for your chosen style. 'Comfort Fit' is a great option. Comfort fit refers to the inside of the ring. Where a non-comfort ring is either flat or concave on the inside, a comfort fit ring is convex . This makes the ring a lot more comfortable to take on and off, and for daily wear. A wedding ring is worn every day, so don’t underestimate how much you’ll appreciate this extra luxury.
Our Goldsmith and Diamond Setter at Metal & Stone Jewellers can help you make the right choice when it comes to your wedding rings. You can book a personalised consultation with us by calling 08 85363653 or emailing us firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to helping you choose the perfect wedding ring!