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How to choose your wedding rings?

Whether you chose the perfect engagement ring together or it came as a complete, and romantic, surprise from your partner now that you are planning your dream day it is time to start thinking about wedding rings. Choosing the perfect wedding ring might take a little more time and effort than you initially think, as you narrow down to the design that covers everything you like. Your ring should be a luxury wedding item, this is a piece of jewellery that needs to stand the test of time, it’s going to be part of your everyday life once you say, ‘I do’ you need to love it and want to wear it day in day out.

In this blog we will explore 5 key things to consider when choosing your wedding ring, and ill give you a little insight on how we chose our rings:

1. Should each partner have the same style?

2. What metal should you choose?

3. What style of ring will you have?

4. Do you want to match your ring to your engagement ring?

5. Making sure you buy from a reputable seller.

6. How did we choose our rings?

Should your wedding ring match your partners?

There is nothing to say you have to have matching rings. Have what works for you. This ring is going to be on your finger for the rest of your life, it has to be something that reflects you as a person not you as a couple. Unless you and your partner have exactly the same taste and style its likely that your ideas differ wildly. It is entirely up to you if you choose to have matching rings, that might fit for you as a couple. They don’t even have to be made from the same metal if you like different things or if one of you has allergies etc. What will you choose – matching or distinctly different?

Which metal should you pick?

There are a couple of different choices when it comes to what you have your ring made from. They vary in price and you will need to consider what your engagement ring is made from as you want the metals to match in ‘hardness’ so that they do not erode each other.

Wedding rings are most commonly made from:

o Gold - The most traditional metal for wedding ring bands, though as with all traditions there are now lots of different options so you can be more creative.

o Silver - Sterling Silver is a popular choice, as it looks classical and clean but can be a much cheaper option in comparison to Gold, Platinum, and Palladium. Pure silver is very soft so is mixed with other alloys to strengthen it. Always check that you are getting high quality sterling silver, and not something that is simply silver-plated.

o Platinum - A dense metal so rings can feel quite heavy in comparison to others, on the plus side it is very durable and does not easily erode and is a very white metal in its pure form.

o Palladium - A shiny silver metal which forms part of the platinum family, small amounts mixed with gold forms white gold.

What style of wedding ring will you choose?

Just like dress style we all have a unique style and preference when it comes to our jewellery and when you are looking for something you will wear everyday for the rest of your life you want to be confident in your choice.

Will your wedding ring be a simple plain band? Are you drawn to something that has precious stones or gems in the band? Do you want your wedding ring to be engraved – would that be on the outside or the inside of the band?

Do you want your Wedding ring and Engagement ring to match?

Do you already know that you want the same metal for you wedding ring as you already have for your engagement ring? Will your wedding ring need to be shaped to fit the style of your engagement ring? Would you like to go back to the same jeweller to pick out your wedding rings? Do you want to get your ring designed specifically to your requirements and made as a bespoke? These could be points that influence your overall choice and style.

Always buy from a reputable seller.

It might feel like every step of your wedding planning is about budgets and trying not to overspend but don’t be tempted to go cheap on your wedding rings. Buying from a reputable seller, picking high quality rings, and making sure that you get them insured will give you some peace of mind that you have invested in something you can wear for years to come. Many couples focus on the perfect engagement ring and forget that choosing wedding rings is just as important, and whilst the engagement ring may have been a surprise, picking wedding rings is something that you can do together as a couple.

How did we choose?

I wont tell you to much about our rings, but we have just finalised the design and they are off to be made - which we are so excited about. I knew exactly what I wanted where as my Fiancé didn't. Based in Leicestershire we aren't a million miles away from the Birmingham Jewellery quarter, however we chose to go with a designer who came to our house and worked through our ideas.

I knew I wanted a ring that complimented my engagement ring, something that stands well on its own but also looks perfectly in place when stacked. I had looked in shops for a ring that worked but the ring design I had envisioned wasn't something easy to come by. When our designer came, we tried on different sizes, styles, colours and thicknesses (yes this is a thing) and then narrowed it down to the final product.

Our rings will then come back to us at home to be tried on. My Fiancé surprised me when he also asked for engraving on the inside of his ring, its such a beautiful and personal sentiment that he will have forever.

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