In the run-up to your wedding, you’re going to be presented with a host of choices regarding everything from your dress to flowers, centre pieces to bridesmaids. While these are all extremely important aspects of ensuring your wedding day is as special as it should be, selecting the right ring could well be the most crucial part of your pre-ceremony preparations. Considering you’ll – hopefully – be wearing this one piece of jewellery for the rest of your life, you’re going to want to make sure you and your partner love your rings.
Now, unless your marrying a footballer or Prince Harry, you’re going to begin your ring shopping with a budget in mind. This is why it’s essential that you visit a number of different jewellers, both physically and online, before deciding on which ring to buy. As well as being a symbol of everlasting love, your wedding ring will be an eternal reminder of your special day, so this isn’t a purchase you’re going to want to scrimp on. That said, you shouldn’t just buy the first ring you see that you like, instead look for similar designs at other shops, as well as online.
A lot of brides-to-be will have an engagement ring with which they want their wedding band to compliment, and this may well have a big say in what type of metal or style they want. After deciding from the wide range of metals available, the next task is to select the style you want. A lot of modern brides-to-be are leaning towards slimmer wedding bands – usually ranging from 2mm to 3.5mm. While a wedding band covered in diamonds and rubies might seem like a great idea now, you should consider whether it’ll still seem like a good idea in 50 years’ time.
When weighing up where to purchase your ring, you should take a number of factors into consideration, not least how your potential wedding band fits. The right sized ring should have to be twisted over the knuckle in order to come off, lessening the chances of your ring ending up down the plug-hole when your finger is wet or dropping off in the street if you’re cold – which can result in your ring finger shrinking.
Many jewellers offer engraving services, and this can be a fabulous way of not only surprising your partner with a romantic message on your wedding day, but also ensuring they have no excuses when it comes to remembering your anniversary. And if you’re looking for that “something blue” to complete your traditional checklist, the addition of a small sapphire or blue diamond on the inside of your ring can help you avoid having to wear turquoise underwear or an aqua anklet.
Thank you to Lance James Hertford for this detailed insight into finding the perfect wedding ring.
Lance James exclusively stock collections from some of the finest European jewellery brands available today. They are currently running the Annual Wedding Ring Event. For more information about Lance James, visit www.lancejames.co.uk
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