Choosing Wedding Rings

A symbol of commitment to a partner, wedding rings have been worn by couples since ancient times when the groom first slipped a circle of silver or gold onto his bride’s third finger. The ring became popular as a wedding sign as it was thought that the vein in that finger went directly to the heart. The ring also signified eternal and unconditional love, an important part of any marriage.

Nowadays, the choice of wedding bands is more varied than ever before. From contemporary metals like platinum and tungsten to coloured gemstones, bespoke designs and intricate engravings, there’s plenty to choose from. With this in mind, it’s worth thinking about what kind of look you want for your ring and how it will work with your day to day life.

Do you want a band that’s simple and classic? Or do you prefer something more extravagant or a little bit quirky? You can also choose whether or not you want to add a diamond, and if so, what shape you’d like it to be. The shape of the stone can impact its colour, durability and price, so it’s important to think about this in advance.

The next thing to consider is the width of your band. This can vary from skinny to super wide, and it’s a great opportunity to make your wedding bands feel more personal. For example, some people choose to have their names or initials engraved inside their rings, which can help them remember the day they were married. Some jewellers will offer this service in-store, while others will recommend someone who does.

Some people also opt to have a bespoke ring made by an independent jewellery designer to ensure that their new ring is perfect. This can be a really special way to show your love for one another and it’s a good idea to plan ahead for this, as some of these designers will have specific lead times.

Ultimately, it’s all about finding a wedding ring that’s a true reflection of your relationship. So don’t be afraid to think outside the box, find a style you truly love and have fun shopping!

If you’re ready to find your dream wedding ring, why not book an appointment at our 77 Diamonds showroom in London? We’d love to meet you and talk through the process of designing your bespoke piece.

The 77 Diamonds showroom in Mayfair is open to appointments and walk-ins from 10am-5pm Monday-Friday. We’ll also be offering a special wedding ring event at the store on Wednesday 13th June.

Find out more about our wedding rings here and get in touch to book your appointment today.

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This post was originally published on 12th April 2019.

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