Wedding Rings – How to Choose your wedding ring

A wedding ring is a highly symbolic piece of jewellery, diamond wedding often represent everlasting love. It’s very likely you’ll wear a wedding ring all the time, so it’s important to select a style and design carefully. The first thing to do obviously is to get your finger measured by a professional jeweller to make sure you’re going to order the appropriate sized ring.

Choose a band’s metal suited for your budget

You will need to choose a type of metal that is best suited for your budget and lifestyle. The most popular precious metals include platinum, white gold and yellow gold. Platinum is the most expensive, but it is also the most durable, so if you do a lot of manual work you may want to consider spending a little more on this stronger metal. If you like the look of platinum but cannot afford it then white gold can be polished and brushed to resemble platinum’s ultra modern look.

Yellow gold is the most traditional metal for wedding rings, and remember that the carat designates the purity of the gold. The higher the carat the more gold it contains, but also the softer the ring will be, and less suitable for the rigors of an active life. Jewellers often recommend 18ct, which is thought to be a good compromise between luxury and practicality.

Choose a ring that suits your personal style

When choosing the design of your wedding ring, consider your personal style. If you are a bold, daring person then there are lots of modern, exciting designs available. If you are creative, you may want to sketch out a design of your own, and get it custom made by a goldsmith. It is still traditional to have matching rings, but you can add your own twists to the design, for example both wedding rings could be the same metal and pattern, but the bride could have the addition of some diamonds or another precious stone.

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