Traditionally, the rings are one of the most symbolic and important aspects of the wedding day.
The plain unbroken band is supposed to represent a never-ending love and even placing it on the ring finger is also significant - this finger was chosen because it is believed that the vein in the fourth finger on the left hand runs directly to the heart. How scientifically adorable is that?
Whether you’re going for a traditional band or something different, it’s essential to make the right decision.
Here are some tips and hints to help you choose the perfect wedding rings.
Choosing a style
It’s traditional to go for plain bands made from gold or silver. But this doesn’t mean that everyone has to go down this road. Many people prefer to have something different nowadays. You can choose from styles available in jewelry stores or customize your own design. Think about what kind of ring you want to go for. Are you a fan of simple, modern styles? Or would you prefer something vintage? If you have a bespoke engagement ring, it may be best to design your own wedding band, so that it matches perfectly.
If you’re not sure what kind of ring to buy, try different styles on. Rings often look very different on your hand, and you may be surprised at what suits you. Try your wedding band on with your engagement ring, and see how it feels. If you are very petite or you have an engagement ring with a large stone, you may prefer a thinner, finer band.
Setting a budget
The cost of wedding rings can vary from less than a hundred dollars to thousands.
If you’re going ring shopping or browsing ideas online, make sure you have a budget in mind. When you’re planning a wedding, it’s always good to have a handle on your finances. If you’re designing a ring, discuss your budget with the jeweler first. This will enable them to make recommendations that are suitable for you. If you’re buying plain bands, search online for the best deals. You’ll often find significant variation in price even when the rings are essentially the same.
When you’re investing in rings that need to last a lifetime, it’s essential to consider quality. If you’re buying gold, try and go for a high karat value. If you’re designing a diamond ring, opt for diamonds with gia cert. Use reputable jewelers and dealers, and ask to see certificates before you agree on a price.
Shopping for wedding rings should be fun and exciting. When you’re on the lookout for your wedding bands, take these considerations on board. Think about the style of ring you want, and how much you want to spend. If nothing floats your boat, you can custom-design your rings rather than buying off the shelves. Plain bands are very popular. But they’re not the only option. Go for something you love. If it’s a little bit off-piste, that’s fine. It’s your ring, and you’re going to be looking at it for the rest of your life. Before you buy, always check the price, and make sure the stones are high quality.