Shopping for the ideal wedding ring can be quite a challenge especially if you have a million and one other things to arrange. But fear not – below you will find some tips that will help make the process as painless as possible and help ensure that you and your partner get the ring that you both deserve and will wear with pride for the rest of your life.
Consider the engagement ring
Above: Wedding ring and engagement ring together – source: http://www.hitched.co.uk/chat/forums/t/178183.aspx
As you are shopping for the rings, it is important to make sure you consider the engagement ring so that you can get something that blends in well with it. It is advisable to choose the same metal because different metals normally wear off differently and you want the rings to look the same after many years. It is also advisable to find something common between both rings such as similar engraving; a channel- set band or even same shaped stone. The rings will also look good if they are of similar width thus you should avoid going for a wedding ring that will overpower the engagement one. Experts also say that the husbands and wife’s rings do not have to match as it should reflect personal style. If there’s a change you might wear the rings separately, don’t go and have them soldered together!
Get the right size
Above: Wedding ring sizer by https://www.loveweddingbands.com/ – note that sizes DO vary between stores so make sure you find your size based on the sizing information for the store you are using.
To get the perfect wedding ring, it is also important to make sure you get the rings that fit right. If you are getting the rings from an offline store, it gives you the advantage of trying it on to make sure that it was really made for your fingers. When shopping online, remember to indicate your size and also go through the return policy in case it needs to be re-sized. There is also the option of having the ring re-adjusted to the correct size but it is usually better if you get the right size to avoid doing all the work.
Select the right metal
Above: This beautiful wedding ring is in platinum, set with a diamond. Image source: http://emeraldcutengagementrings1.com/platinum-wedding-rings/
Picking the right metal is another important factor to put into consideration when shopping for the wedding rings. There are numerous options you have when it comes to this such as white, rose and yellow gold, platinum, palladium and silver among many others. This is usually a matter of preference as what works for you may not necessarily work for another couple. It is however important to make sure you choose high quality metal to make sure that the ring can be worn for long time without any complications, and it is advisable to try and match the finish to your engagement ring if you have one. While you are at it, look at the finish of the ring to get the one that makes it not only look great but wear well. Keep in mind that some finishes may require regular recoating which is an added expense.
Set a budget
It helps to set a budget before you go out shopping for the wedding rings. This is because you may be tempted to go overboard and get something that you cannot really afford which brings about more problems. Do not be in a rush to make a decision on the rings to buy. This means that you should start shopping early to compare numerous options available in the market to make a decision that you will be content and happy with without any regrets.
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