Choosing the right kind of wedding ring is very important. Not only are they symbols of everlasting love, but you’re also likely to wear your wedding band for the rest of your life.
You have to realize that wedding rings and engagement rings are different in some respects. After all, you are likely to buy an engagement ring in secret, while wedding rings—more often than not— are purchased together with your bride or groom-to-be.
By the time you buy your wedding rings, the preparations for the wedding are usually well underway, which means there would be less guesswork involved in selecting the perfect wedding rings.
So the question is, how do you determine the right pair for you and your partner? One great way is searching for design inspirations online. After that, you and your partner might already have an idea on what designs to get. You can also choose the best bespoke jewellery design to achieve a unique-looking wedding ring.
If you plan on buying diamond wedding bands, there are still some things you need to know before purchasing:
Determine The Setting
A diamond wedding ring with a bezel or flush setting is more secure, but a prong setting lets in more light to go through the gemstone. Which means a solitaire ring with a prong setting creates more shine and sparkle, while wedding rings with a flush set or a bezel setting show only the top of the gems with a precise edge around it, making it less likely to bump your diamond ring on random corners of furniture.
Always Choose Comfort
If you and your partner live an active lifestyle, you may want to go for robust wedding rings that are more secure, so they don’t scratch easily. If one of you will have to remove their rings on a regular basis (because of work or a hobby), you may want to purchase a plain wedding ring which can be easily replaced if ever the ring is lost.
Your wedding band should be for life, so don’t focus your attention on trendy pieces as it’s likely that your preferences and style choices will change as the years go by. Remember, classic and custom pieces never fail.
The Ideal Metal
Which would you choose: white or yellow gold wedding rings? Platinum? How about silver?
While gold is the most popular choice, we do not recommend purchasing a gold ring purer than 18-carats. Why? It’s because 24-carat gold is very soft and this can result in more extensive damages. 18-carat gold is just the way to go, as it is created by combining 75% of gold with 25% of other metals to strengthen its properties.
Platinum is also the strongest metal you can choose for your wedding ring. It’s highly resistant to damage, and it won’t tarnish as well, making it a superb metal of choice if you can afford it.
Match Them Up
Will your partner be wearing her engagement ring alongside her wedding ring? If yes, then you may want to consider buying her a curved wedding ring, or one that perfectly complements the engagement ring you gave her. Curved rings are now widely available, and if you wish to go the extra mile then consider purchasing a bespoke diamond wedding ring made to fit her engagement ring seamlessly.
Bespoke Jewellery Design
If you wish to have something truly unique, then why not design your very own bespoke jewellery? Though a wide range of exquisitely made wedding rings is available in the market, nothing compares to the idea of creating your very own wedding rings. It makes them even more personal and special, don’t you think?
In the end, just choose the kind of wedding ring that would make you happy and something you would want to wear for the rest of your life.