Part 1 in general
Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life. You want everything to be perfect, from the venue over the dress to the cake. What about the wedding band? The ring you and your partner will wear for the rest of your lives symbolizes your love and commitment! So do you want to make sure you choose the right one, right? We as jewellers have put some tips on how to find the perfect wedding band for your big day.
Consider Your Style and Personality
The first thing you need to consider when choosing a wedding band is your own style and personality. Do you prefer something simple and classic, or something more unique and trendy? A matching set with your partner, or something different that reflects your individuality? A plain metal band, or one with diamonds or other sparkling gemstones? These are generic questions you should consider. As there are many options available, you would need to narrow down your preferences and find something that suits you. From a design and craftsman’s point of view, will check with you a bit deeper. What is your story? What brought you together? What do you have in common o makes you different from each other?
Choose the Right Metal
The next thing you need to decide is what metal you want for your wedding band. There are several factors to consider, such as durability, colour, cost, and maybe compatibility with your engagement ring. The most popular metals for wedding bands are:
- Gold: is a traditional and timeless choice for wedding bands. It comes in different colours, such as yellow, white, rose, or green (very rare), depending on the alloy. Gold is also easy to resize and engrave, it does not scratch that easily and nor wears over time, but if you choose white gold it has a maintenance cost.
- Platinum: a rare and precious metal that has a silvery-white colour and a high shine. It is very durable and resistant to tarnish and corrosion, making it ideal for everyday wear. Platinum is also hypoallergenic, which is great for people with sensitive skin. However, platinum is very expensive* and heavy, not too many jewellers are able to craft it. So it may not be suitable for everyone.
- Silver: is a metal that has a bright white colour and a low cost. It is easy to shape and engrave, but it can tarnish and scratch more easily. Silver is also the least durable, so it depends on your daily chores, else it may not be the best choice for everyday wear.
Pick the Right Shape and Size
Classic: The classic shape is a timeless option that seamlessly pairs with any engagement ring style. Its rounded silhouette offers both comfort and elegance.
Modern: If you prefer a contemporary look, consider a wedding band with a sleek and minimalist design. Flat or square shapes can add a touch of modernity to your ring stack.
Curved: For a romantic and feminine touch, choose a wedding band with gentle curves or a contoured shape. These bands are designed to fit snugly against your engagement ring, creating a cohesive and graceful aesthetic.
There is more when it comes to shapes. The Ring Size is important, as it should be easy for both to smoothly fit them on your finger during your wedding ceremony.
This was just a generic overview. More to follow. In case you have any question, please feel free to contact us, we are always happy to assist.