You got your engagement ring and it’s time to get one for your wedding. Purchasing a wedding band should be a mutual decision of the bride and the groom this is the most important one you’ll make. These rings will stay with you for the duration of your marriage.
Important doesn’t always mean complicated. Here are some tips that we’ve gathered to help you pick that perfect wedding band.
Gold, Silver, Platinum, Gemstones or Diamonds – bringing down your options could be a bit overwhelming since all these materials are precious. Do not stress about it. Take it slow. Start by choosing a style you want – simple band, embellished, matching your engagement ring, matching with your partners ring. Try to envision this first so you can narrow down or pinpoint what is the perfect ring for you. Once decided, you can now look around shops.
Buy it Together
It’s a healthy practice for couples that as early as this phase, they can mutually make a purchase decision, especially something as important as buying s wedding band. Choosing and buying together will eliminate the surprise or shock the other will have if he/she will like or dislike it. This will also promote good decision-making skills and discovery of each other’s preference in purchasing.
Once you have an idea of what a perfect wedding band is for you, do your search early. The best timeline to shop for bands would be at least two to three months. At this time, you’ll do research, consultation, shop visits, price comparison and narrowing down the last few choices before you land on the one that you want.
When couples do not like the same material or style, it is recommended to have a blended one for a wedding band. Platinum and Gold Material, Classic and Modern, this can be arranged and for sure the jewelers will be more than happy to customize for you. Just remember, customization will cost more, of course.
Plan a Budget
Wedding bands can cost a lot. A plain 14-karat gold ring or a simple platinum ring can cost around $1,000. If you want to add details and embellishments, the cost would go higher too. If you want personalized or custom-designed rings prepare to spend a lot. Ring Engravings usually will charge you depends on the number of characters and fonts you want, or if you want it machine or hand engraved, the later will cost more.
Consider your Lifestyle
Think about this – you’ll wear this ring every single day. Try to always remind that to yourself when choosing a wedding band. You would like something that will fit your lifestyle, nature of work and environment. You wouldn’t want a big stones and edges on your ring if you play sports a lot, or if your work relies heavily in your hands (literally), you would want a ring that’s rounded, light and simple.
Do not be afraid to Explore
You wanted something unique? Your local jeweler can always help you out on having a customized band. Just take note, it will come with a higher price.
Consider Classic Styles
If you are afraid of wearing something that will not be trendy after a few years, then better stick with the classic styles. It’s a fail-safe choice.
Rings with a lot of details and stones will take more time to clean to make them sparkle and shine while the simple ones are easier to maintain. Consider this when narrowing down your options.
Find the Perfect Fit
Most people wear their rings always and rarely takes them off. The size of your fingers may change due to some factors like pregnancy, weight gain or temperature. To get the perfect size, schedule a final ring fitting at the moment when you are relaxed and you have a normal body temperature.
Inspect your wedding bands. Make sure there are two marks present: one is the manufacturer’s trademark, and the quality mark.
Wedding bands are not only jewelries made out of precious metals, it is also a bond that unites two people in marriage, love, and a promise of commitment that lasts a lifetime.
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