Choosing a wedding ring is at the very top of the list of important tasks of most couples, but it…
Give yourself enough time
All important decisions take time, so do not go buying a wedding ring at the last minute. In fact, you should start searching for wedding bands at least two to three months before the wedding date, and if you plan to make custom pieces you probably need even more time. Getting a head start will allow you to have more time exploring all the options, revisit and try on rings you liked and save up for the rings of your dreams.
Narrow the search before you go
Today’s wedding rings offer is really great and varied and it may be overwhelming to start the search with no idea what you’re looking for. Therefore, we recommend that before you start shopping, try to define as much of what you are looking for – a simple ring or one with ornaments, would you like diamonds or zircons, gold or platinum, should the wedding band be made from the same metal as the engagement ring, should the rings for both partners match or can they be different? It would also be a good idea to determine the budget before you go shopping, because prices vary fairly. The decision on how much you can spend will make it easier to narrow your choices, and the perfect ring can be found for each budget.
Consider buying an engagement ring and wedding bands at the same time
This is not an option for traditional couples who want the engagement to be a surprise, but rather for those who are prone to practicality. Knowing which rings pair with the engagement ring can help you make the decision. For example, if you have a unique engagement ring you may want a simple band, while a simple engagement ring can withstand a more complex wedding ring. It is also good to know how the rings fit together, especially if you plan on wearing both all the time. If you are planning on wearing your wedding ring alone, you may want a more intricate style that will look great even without the support of the engagement ring.
Make arrangements with your partner
Matching sets are designed so her ring perfectly complements his band. But do not worry if he likes platinum and you love yellow gold. You can make a compromise with a ring that contains both metals or choose completely different wedding bands. Nowhere is it written that her and his ring must be of the same metal or even in the same style. Talking about options with your partner will help you find the rings you will both love and wear with pleasure.
Imagine your future
Most married couples wear their wedding rings every day, so one of the goals should be to find one that will almost seamlessly become a part of you. For example, if you work a lot with your hands you might prefer choosing a full metal ring and avoid stones that can come loose or carvings that easily trap dirt. If you play an instrument, it will probably be more suitable for you to wear a comfortable slimmer ring with round edges. If you are very active, we recommend choosing a platinum ring that is most durable. When choosing a style, keep in mind that you are buying a piece of jewelry that you will wear for the next 40 years or more. But that does not mean you have to avoid trends – you are not married to the ring and you can always change for an anniversary.