It’s a subject worthy of great consideration when selecting your wedding rings. You’ll be wearing the selected wedding rings for the rest of your life so selecting the right rings and taking in the necessary considerations now will bode well for the future. In this article we’ll discuss a few options and tips when shopping for your wedding rings.
Starting the search early is a very good piece of advice and one which if taken will give you time to have your perfect ring made. Some rings take between 4-6 weeks to be made, especially if you’re choice is bespoke or detailed. Even a standard ring can take a couple of weeks so planning in advance is key. We recommend shopping for rings about 3 months before your wedding if you haven’t already started sooner.
Budget will no doubt play a key role in which wedding rings you can afford. Choosing the metals that you want as a basis will help determine the cost of the rings and whether or not they’re going to have diamonds or not. It’s arguable that the wedding rings are one of the most important choices you will make during and after the wedding planning stages so getting this right is imperative.
Will you wear matching rings or individual wedding rings? This is a common question when selecting wedding rings and can only be answered by your preference. If you do choose to buy matching wedding rings then consider do you want the same metal or design. The chosen metal and design has to suit both partners so if you find you both like the same designs then there’s nothing stopping you from selecting matching rings but if you can’t agree then selecting individual rings is usually the right option.
The style of your wedding rings is an important decision and with they’re being a host of choices available there is further consideration to be taken. The most popular is the lain wedding ring which never dates. There are even many profiles, sizes and widths to choose from when selecting a plain wedding ring so it’s best to visit your favourite jewelers and try as many of your favourite design rings on as possible to get a feel for comfort and look.
Budget is sure to determine whether you purchase a handmade, bespoke or shaped wedding ring. If your engagement ring is unusually shaped or has large diamonds, it can be necessary to have a bespoke wedding ring made to compliment the engagement ring. Although a bespoke ring will be more expensive you’re sure to have a unique ring that you will love forever.
Having your fingers professionally measured at a jeweler of you choice is very important because this will enable you to buy online if you wish. Many web sites offer a printable strip you can print yourself to measure your fingers but our advice is to have this part of the buying process done by a professional to avoid any adjustment resizing. It’s worth having your fingers measured at least twice so you can be absolutely sure of the right sizing.
The final decision after choosing whether to buy from a jeweler shop or online is the actual ring itself. This is one of the most important decisions you will make so take your time and both be 100% sure before the big purchase. Our top tip is that buying a ring online will be cheaper just because these online jeweler companies have lower overheads that a high street jeweler so if you want to save a few pennies then this is an option worth considering but if you think the decision is on just too important for an online purchase then our advice is to visit as many jewelers as possible within your local area.