Given that your wedding ring is a piece of jewellery you will wear for the rest of your life, choosing the right one can seem like a daunting prospect. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to help.
Things to consider when choosing your wedding ring
Here are some of the things you should think about when ring shopping:
How the ring sits against your engagement ring
If your wedding ring is going to sit against another ring, it’s a good idea to find one that’s a good match. Choosing the same metal, width and depth (so the two rings will sit flush together) will help your wedding ring look like it was made for you. This said, mismatching your rings can create a fun, stylish look. At the end of the day, it really does come down to your personal taste.
If your engagement ring is an unusual shape, you can have a wedding ring custom made to fit around it. Simply speak to us about our custom jewellery design service.
Some people like to mark special milestones, such as the birth of a first child, with an eternity ring. Traditionally, an eternity ring will sit in between or alongside the wedding and engagement rings. If you think this is a custom you’d like to uphold (and, let’s face it, any excuse to wear more diamonds, right?), it’s worth considering a wedding ring that leaves enough space on your finger for an eternity ring further down the line.
Your personal style
If you’re already a jewellery lover, it’s a good idea to look at your current pieces for inspiration. For example, if you primarily wear white gold, it makes sense for your wedding ring to tie in with that. If your collection is largely made up of dainty, timeless pieces, perhaps a light and simple wedding band will complement it nicely.
Other factors to consider include the size of your hands (for example, shorter hands suit a thinner band while long, slender fingers might be better complemented by a wider ring), as well as your lifestyle. Those with an active, hands-on job may wish to opt for a more durable metal like titanium or palladium. Both of these metals are tough and resistant to scratches.
Most people who aren’t used to wearing jewellery will opt for comfort above all else. Given that this is a ring you’re unlikely to take off very often, comfort is an important consideration. Several factors influence how a ring will feel on your finger, including width, depth and profile.
We recommend trying on a wide selection to find one that sits comfortably on your ring finger. When you visit us in store, our experienced team will help you choose the right size and style.
Need help picking the perfect ring?
Wedding ring shopping should be a fun and memorable experience you share with your partner. Over the years, we’ve helped many happy couples pick wedding bands that they will cherish for a lifetime, and we would love to do the same for you. For expert advice and a great selection of wedding rings to choose from, please visit our store in Poole.