Ringing in Forever: Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

Choosing the perfect wedding ring is a significant decision not just for your wedding day, but for years after. Your rings symbolise commitment, unity, and everlasting love. Here are some thoughts about selecting the bands that could adorn your fingers for a lifetime.


Understanding the symbolism: 

More than just jewellery, your wedding rings symbolise your love and commitment to each other. The circle of each ring represents eternity, with no beginning or end.  The exchange of rings and vows during the wedding ceremony seals the promise you make to each other – to love, honour, and cherish one another for the rest of your lives.

Ringing in Forever: Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

The perfect fit:

It’s essential to ensure your ring fits comfortably. Proper sizing is crucial to keep your ring secure on your finger and comfortable to wear.  A reputable jeweller will professionally measure your finger, and advise you, considering factors such as temperature and swelling that can affect the fit of your rings. Even if you are using a family heirloom, have it professionally sized.

Ringing in Forever: Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

The perfect metal:

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make when selecting wedding rings is the type of metal. Each metal has distinct characteristics, which may help you decide on something more than the current trend. 

  1.  Gold: A popular choice for wedding rings for the longest time due to its traditional appeal and durability. However, gold offers an array of colours with rings of yellow, white, and rose. 
  2. Platinum: Known for its strength and purity, platinum is a luxurious choice for wedding rings. It’s a rarer metal than gold, which means it will generally cost more. It’s naturally a silver/white colour and very durable.
  3. Silver: More budget-friendly than gold or platinum, silver rings offer beauty and elegance, at a lower cost.  While less durable than gold or platinum, silver rings give scope for personalisation and can be an excellent choice for couples looking for a more affordable option.
  4. Alternative Metals: For something unique and modern, alternative metals such as titanium, tungsten, or palladium can be considered for your wedding rings. These metals are known for durability with a contemporary aesthetic.

Ringing in Forever: Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

The perfect style:

You’ve selected the metal for your wedding rings, so it’s time to consider the style. There is a bigger consideration for you if you already have an engagement ring. It’s likely that you will want to match not just the metal, and colour, but something that complements the style and the shape.

  1. Matching set: Coordinate your wedding rings by choosing a matching set for you and your partner. It’s not essential to, but it can be a nice touch.
  2. Classic bands: Classic wedding bands feature a simple, unadorned design, perfect for no-fuss couples seeking a traditional look that will always stay in style.
  3. Diamond accents: Consider wedding bands with an embedded diamond accent for added sparkle. Choices range from a single sparkling stone or a band encrusted with diamonds. More diamonds mean a higher price.
  4. Personalised engraving: Make your wedding rings unique by adding a personalised engraving. An engraving adds a sentimental touch to your rings, such as your initials, your wedding date or another special phrase. Phrases can be matching or complementary, funny, romantic, or with special meaning for just the two of you. 

Ringing in Forever: Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

Your wedding rings might not be top of your to-do list when planning your wedding, but it can be a real opportunity to personalise the very things that you will have for many years to come. Long after your guests have gone home, and your photos are in the album, your rings will be with you every day.  Here are some of our Jewellers, go and check them out!

Medhavi Upadhyaya
WeddingDates Contributors
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