A wedding ring is an important symbol of love and devotion. It also serves as a shield against any undesirable or unfavourable elements. Many people wear their stylish wedding bands for the rest of their lives. Some never remove them while others, particularly those in vocations where wearing a ring could be hazardous, choose to wear them on a chain around their necks for part of the time.
Choosing a wedding ring is a big decision. It’s best to make it earlier in your planning process so that you don’t run out of time and end up with something you’re not entirely happy with. In addition, a wedding ring is something you’ll wear for the rest of your life so it’s best to find one that fits perfectly.
Before modern engagement rings became the norm, grooms presented their brides with a stylish wedding band as proof of their commitment to her and their marriage. This tradition has since become a widely accepted way to celebrate the bond between a couple and show everyone that they’re committed.
While the style of a wedding ring can be an expression of a person’s personal taste, it’s important to consider a few other things when choosing one, such as lifestyle considerations and budget. For example, some styles can be more durable than others and the material you choose will also influence the price. For this reason, you’ll want to spend some time browsing the possibilities before making a final decision.
Similarly, it’s important to find a jeweler with a good reputation and wide selection of styles to choose from. Also, don’t forget to try on a few different sizes to get an accurate idea of what will fit you. You should do this at a time when your fingers are at their most normal size—ideally not after an intense workout or after eating a hot meal.
Another important consideration when shopping for a wedding ring is finding a metal you’re comfortable with. While gold and silver are the most common choices, there are also platinum and palladium available as well as alternative metals such as titanium and zirconium. These two options are gaining popularity as they are lightweight, strong and have a dark grey tone—sometimes called gunmetal gray—which makes them more durable than other “black” rings that use a coating or plating.
Newberg and Bernstein both recommend Spinelli Kilcollin for “amazing rings” that blend classic and modern designs, such as the Evangeline band with its “modern knife edge softened by undulating indented trios of diamonds and the Twig collection, which has a natural, nature-inspired rougher finish. For something a bit more antique, Newberg suggests Sofia Kaman’s “great antique-style wedding bands.”