Selecting a Wedding Ring
Guidelines on selecting the wedding ring that will suit to you and your partner, including advice on which wedding ring compliments your engagement ring. Includes also some tips on selecting a wedding ring that may depends on the skin sensitivity of a person. The different kinds of stone is also important in choosing a wedding ring to determine whether it compliments to your skin.
The Groom. Is he planning on wearing a wedding ring? Will he be always wearing it, or only for good? Do you want co-ordinating wedding rings or are you happy with your own individual styles? Some couples opt to have the groom’s wedding ring designed as a wider and less ornate version of the bride’s. Others go for perfectly matched. The choice is yours and you should both be happy with the final outcome.
The Engagement Ring. This is obviously the most important factor to consider when selecting the bride’s wedding ring. Traditionally, the engagement and wedding rings would be made from the same metal, but today many brides are stacking their rings and having each in a different complimentary color. Alternatively 2 and 3 tone metal wedding rings can provide plenty of choices.
Stones or Plain. Wedding rings need no longer be a plain band in either yellow gold or a white metal. Both brides and grooms are now selecting wedding rings set with stones. Popular choices include eternity wedding rings for her, with the entire band set with diamonds, to wedding rings with a little less sparkle and fewer diamonds. Grooms can select from traditional white diamonds to extremely fashionable colored diamonds, with black being a popular choice. Semi precious gems are also popular choices for those couples looking for less costly colourful sparkle.
Width. The width of the wedding ring will be determined to some level by the size of your finger. Petite fingers will look better with a narrower wedding ring, and those with a bigger finger often look more balanced with a wider wedding ring. For the bride, another important consideration will be the size of the band on her engagement ring. For a more finished look, it can be a nice idea to select a band size identical to that of the engagement ring. For those wanting wider bands it can be a smart idea to try on a similar size before custom ordering to ensure that the rings will all fit below your knuckle. (Unless of course you don’t need to bend your finger.)
Allergies. Anyone who suffers from sensitive skin may prefer a wedding ring made from more skin friendly metals. Hypoallergenic metals that are suitable for wedding rings include platinum, palladium, and titanium. Higher gold carats, although not necessarily hypoallergenic, are going to be better than a lower carat as there will be more gold in the alloy and less of other potentially irritating metals.
From simple to ornate, traditional to contemporary, there is a huge range of wedding rings for couples to select from.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andy Moquin has spent 20 years in the jewelry industry with much of his experience in polished diamonds, Engagement rings, Wedding rings and custom jewelry design. He is an accomplished business consultant and is available for advice on topics such as marketing, advertising, merchandising and business turnarounds.