Picking your wedding rings

Choosing your wedding ring may seem like an easy enough task, but its not always as straightforward as you may think.

One thing I always say to couples is to bear in mind that you will be wearing this ring every day for the rest of your life. That is an important decision to make!

There are so many different choices of metal (yellow gold, white gold, platinum, titanium), shape (curved, fitted, shaped etc.) and band style (rounded-edge, flat, concave, rounded-edge and more) that is can be very confusing.

But don’t let it put you off! I always suggest going for what you love (after all, that’s what you did with each other, right?) and picking something that you want to wear. If you want a plain band then go for that, if you want diamonds or other stones then jewel-set wedding rings are available everywhere.

You can get your wedding rings engraved too – this may make for a nice touch if your a romantic couple.

When it comes to cost, don’t feel that you have to spend a certain amount. Only spend what you are comfortable with and can afford.

Be sure to check out how long it will take for your wedding bands to be ready. Allowing at least eight weeks is a good rule of thumb. Ask your jeweller, and if the rings will not be ready in time, don’t panic – ask them about a ‘loaner’ ring. Also be sure to get advice on sizing – a common mistake is to order a size too big.

Families often pass down wedding rings as heirlooms so this may be an option for you. If so, you probably will want to leave any original engraving inside the ring. It might also be appropriate to note in your will who you would like your rings to go to.

Speak to jewellers such as Goldsmiths and Smooch Wedding Rings about your options and see what they can suggest. They may come up with something you hadn’t even thought of!

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