How to choose wedding ring?
Choosing the engagement ring is often a decision that lands on one person’s shoulders. When it comes to choosing the wedding rings, it’s often a team effort which takes some of the pressure off choosing. You’ll often have more time to consider your options, and you can think carefully about your tastes and requirements before committing to one wedding ring.
1. Buy the ring and wedding bands together
A spur of the moment engagement means the bride-to-be might have the opportunity to choose her own engagement ring. If this is the case, she might want to choose a wedding band to match. Nesting rings are a beautiful choice for creating a cohesive look. This obviously won’t be an option if she already has the engagement ring on her finger, but you might still be able to create a custom nesting ring using loose diamonds.
2. Give yourself plenty of time to choose
This is probably the most important piece of jewellery you will ever own, and you’ll be wearing it more than any other piece. Don’t rush the decision and end up with an wedding band that doesn’t suit your personality in a few years time. You should also try your chosen ring on a few times to make sure you have the correct fit. Your hands will swell when you’re warm, and they’ll shrink when you’re cold, so make sure you’re relaxed and comfortable when you try it on.
3. Keep your lifestyle in mind
If you have an active lifestyle, or if your job means you will have to take your ring off frequently, you will want to keep this in mind when choosing your wedding band. If you play a lot of sports or if you play an instrument, look for a style that is thin and rounded that sits flush with your hand. If you have a very physical job, look for a plain metal ring that doesn’t have any stones that could come loose and go missing. If you need something hard-wearing, titanium is the best option as it is very durable.
4. Set a budget
It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the choices available, fall for the upsells, and eventually end up spending a lot more than you intended. Set a budget before you start looking and make sure you stick to it. There are countless beautiful designs available for a range of budgets, so if you shop around you should be able to find something in your price range that you’re happy with.
5. Don’t forget maintenance
Some materials will require more maintenance than others. If you opt for a ring with stones, this will require more work to keep it shiny than a plain wedding band. To keep a gold or platinum ring looking shiny, you simply need to buff it with a soft cloth.