If you don’t know much about wedding rings, you have company! Many people make mistakes when they buy wedding rings. Don’t worry, though. The information below will help you find the perfect rings.
1. Matching Isn’t Required
Some couples want their rings to match while others like different types. If you want a feeling of continuity or cohesion between your rings, you can think about complementary rings, such as a similar look but in contrasting metals.
Other couples like eclectic metal bands; if one partner prefers rose gold, the other can opt for a rose gold interior to match their partner’s choice.
The bottom line here is that there are many ways to make the wedding rings seem connected without matching each other.
2. Don’t Mix Metal Densities
Different types of metals age differently over the years. So, it’s best to ensure that the weight of the metals in your rings is the same.
For instance, if you have a platinum engagement ring, go for a platinum wedding band. If you have a gold ring, choose a yellow or rose gold band. Doing it this way will ensure the rings will look the same as the years pass.
3. Not Getting The Right Size
It’s annoying to have to resize rings right before or after the wedding day. You can avoid this stress by knowing both parties’ ring sizes from the start. It’s easy to check your ring size at the jeweler, but some online shops will deliver a sizing tool before you make your final order.
4. Consider Contrast
If you have a classic, simple engagement ring, don’t think your band needs to match it. You can, for example, mix a simple engagement ring with an ornate band if that is a style you prefer.
It’s the same if you have a fancy engagement ring – choose a traditional band, so you have a contrasted look. This also is a good idea if you cannot find a match for the engagement ring.
5. Not Understanding Diamonds
When you buy wedding rings, you’re spending a lot of money on jewelry that is supposed to last a lifetime. So, it’s critical to understand something about the diamonds in the rings.
You should learn about the four C’s: cut, color, clarity, and carat. You should also learn about the entire diamond production process. Many people discover that some of the most common diamond rings come from toxic mining that damages wildlife and puts workers in poor conditions.
Another option to consider is a lab-grown diamond, which is ethically sourced, eco-friendly, and priced competitively. Plus, few people can tell the difference between a synthetic and natural diamond.
6. Picking A Setting Without Consulting Others
When you’re buying an engagement ring, you should spend a lot of time thinking about the ring setting. It’s a detail you might not consider, but the setting means a lot to many women (and men).
People often share stories about their ideal engagement ring with their friends and family, so you may be able to get some helpful information from these sources.
7. Not Giving Yourself Enough Time
Proposing marriage is usually a decision made over months, so you should take the time to save up the money and research the rings you want to buy. Get a lot of input from friends, relatives, and your partner, of course, about the ideal ring and setting.
Today, there are more places to find wedding rings than ever. You just need to do your research, see what your partner likes, and you’re sure to make the right choice.
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