There are very few pieces of jewelry that are ever going to have quite the importance or the longevity of a wedding ring. As such, it’s no surprise that you want to make sure you choose the band and gem you wear for the rest of your life with care. Here, we’re going to look into a few factors that will go into your choice and how to make sure that you’re always being steered in the right direction.
Budget comes first
Wedding rings are like houses. The sky is the limit when it comes to the costs. For that reason, it’s important to make sure that you start with your overall budget. You can’t fault someone for wanting to spend big on a ring that has such importance, but there are helpful calculators as well as spending “traditions” to make sure that you choose the right budget, avoiding splurging too much while making sure you get the quality that you deserve.
Get to know the styles that you like
Before you set foot into any jewelers with an eye to buy the wedding rings you will be exchanging, you should take the time to get to know the different elements that make up the wedding ring: specifically the band and the gem. For instance, get to see whether you like yellow gold, rose gold, or platinum best. As for diamonds, you want to see which shapes suit your needs best, from round cut to princess cut diamonds. Take a look at the rings that try each style and try to pin down which elements you like best so you can more easily put them together when making your final choice.
Consider complimenting your engagement ring
You don’t have to do this, but a lot of people like to choose a wedding ring that fits the engagement ring that they will also be wearing on the same finger. In fact, you can find matching ring sets for the same finger if you have yet to buy the engagement ring. However, if they clash a little more than you would like, most people tend to choose the wedding ring as the more prominent of the two, anyway.
Buy a ring that matches your lifestyle
You might be thinking solely about how impressive your ring is going to look on your finger, but if you’re not thinking seriously about how it fits your lifestyle, you could find that your ring becomes more of a hassle than anything. For instance, if you use your hands regularly, such as playing an instrument or working with tools, then a thinner ring with rounded edges, also known as a comfort fit, is something worth considering. You might want to choose rings that better fit your style, too. A lot of people might prefer a larger gem but if you’re into the streetwear look, then more minimalist or modern looks might be your thing.
There are a lot of options when it comes to a wedding ring, and it’s not an easy choice to make at the best of times. Hopefully, the tips above narrow your choices down a little, at least.