Wedding rings are an enduring symbol of commitment, and they can be as personal and unique as the couple who wears them. Traditionally, they have been worn on the left hand to signify love and devotion, but today the choice of style, metal and design can be completely up to the wearer. The choice of wedding rings also often reflects the couple’s values and personality, and may even be a way to commemorate special occasions or milestones in their relationship.
The most popular metals for wedding rings are gold, platinum and silver. These are classic and timeless, but other industrial metals like titanium and tungsten are becoming more and more popular too. These metals are very durable and can withstand daily wear and tear. Whether you choose to match the look of your rings or have them be a bit different, choosing a durable metal is important for longevity and comfort.
One of the biggest considerations when purchasing a wedding band is budget. It is a good idea to decide on your budget at the beginning and then stick with it as you shop. This will help you avoid getting side-tracked and tempted by a more expensive piece.
Some people may not be able to wear a wedding ring due to their line of work, or because they have a sensitivity to certain metals. In this case, it is a good idea to find out if there are any metal alternatives that will not irritate the skin.
A lot of couples like to add some element of personalized engraving to their wedding bands. This is a great way to commemorate your marriage and make it even more meaningful and personal. Engravings can include names, initials and dates, as well as special messages or a simple ‘I Love You’. Many couples also prefer to buy more than one wedding ring and add new pieces for special milestones in their relationship.
Another aspect to consider when buying a wedding ring is the sizing. Typically, each finger is a little different size so it is a good idea to have your finger measured at its most natural state. This will give you a more accurate reading as opposed to measuring it after a cold shower or a hot meal. Some people are not comfortable shopping for wedding rings online, so it may be worth going to a high street jeweller or luxury designer like Beaverbrooks, Ernest Jones, Mappin & Webb or Tiffany & Co to try on some different styles.
It is always best to purchase your wedding ring from a reputable jeweller so that you can be sure of the quality and craftsmanship of your ring. You will be wearing it for the rest of your life, so it is important that it feels comfortable and looks beautiful. In addition, a reputable jeweller will be able to offer advice about styles, metals and designs that may suit you and your partner.