Traditionally, wedding rings are made of gold or another precious metal shaped into a band which symbolizes the never-ending commitment you make to your new husband or wife when you say your vows. These days there are lots of metals to choose from, including platinum, gold, titanium, rhodium and you can have diamonds, other gem stones or even engravings added to them. A lot of women now opt for an eternity style ring rather than a plain wedding band.
Choosing your wedding rings can be a large and very important decision, after all you have to wear them for the next 40+ years! Here are some things to avoid when buying your wedding rings.
Leave plenty of time – Don’t leave choosing your rings to the last moment. I know that your rings are one of the last things you need to get and that you will be paying for lots of other things upfront, but you need to leave enough time to find the perfect ring. If you buy from a jewellers they may not have your size in stock so would have to order it, or if you want something truly unique you may want to have something made which can be a lengthy process. If you don’t leave enough time, both of these may not be an option for you and you will be left to choose from a smaller selection.
Don’t buy the first ring you see – If you’re like me you will love shopping for anything sparkly. Going wedding ring shopping is very exciting and it can be very easy to be caught up in the moment and buy the first wedding ring that matches your engagement ring. Make sure you take the time to have a good look around and try plenty on, if you still love the first one you looked at you can always go back and get it but at least you will know it is the right one.
Make sure the rings fits! – You’re going to be wearing this ring a lot, so you need to make sure it fits correctly. Ask a jewellery to measure your finger to find the right size then try some rings on in that size that are different widths. This should help you get a feel for what is comfortable. There are also different finishes to the inside of a wedding ring to consider such as a comfort fit which has a curved edge.
Don’t choose something too fashionable – The problem with fashion is that it goes out of style and you end up looking back asking yourself what you were thinking. You’re going to be wearing your wedding ring for a long time, so you need to know that you will still love it in 50 years time. Try and stick with something classic, no unusual styles or colours.
Remember that your wedding rings are very personal to you, choose something you love and that reflects you as a couple. I would love to hear or see what you have chosen. Leave me a comment here or on Facebook.