Shopping for your wedding ring should be an enjoyable one because unlike scouring for the most impressive engagement ring for your proposal, this time you’ll step together into your jeweller of choice to find a pair that you’ll both love.
Here are the four qualities to look for before saying “I do” to a wedding ring.
Your wedding ring is something you’ll wear for the rest of your life, so it has to be strong and durable. Understanding precious metals in jewellery making are something you want to know more of before saying yes to what your jeweller will offer you.
Wedding Rings and Precious Metals
Different precious metals offer different properties that tell you more about the ring’s durability and quality.
Here are the four most common precious metals that are used in the majority of wedding bands:
- Yellow Gold – For traditional grooms and brides-to-be, yellow gold makes classic wedding rings for couples. It’s good to know that 22ct gold is too soft for everyday wear, and 18ct, 14ct, and 9ct are better suited to everyday wear. Yellow Gold is especially suited for you if you proposed with an engagement ring made from the same metal.
- White Gold – If you’ve proposed with a platinum engagement ring, but would love to have a set of wedding rings made from a more affordable precious metal, White Gold will complement your engagement ring perfectly. Take note that White Gold is commonly plated with Rhodium to enhance the appearance. Rhodium plating may wear off over time but it can be reapplied easily.
- Platinum – This metal continues to rise in popularity among modern couples. The white-coloured metal is striking. It’s extremely tough and can withstand daily wear and tear. Unlike the Yellow Gold and White Gold, platinum requires less maintenance.
- Titanium – Scratch-resistant, darker in colour, Titanium is a modern choice for soon-to-wed couples. It’s one of the strongest metals there is and it promises a lifetime of shine.
It’s a design you’ll both love
Unlike engagement rings, wedding bands are relatively simpler when it comes to design. But, subtle differences make up their different styles. This brings us to the ‘ring profile’.
Many couples love traditional wedding bands that are pure metal with only a simple finish. However, if you’re the passionate pair who like to break the rules, additions like diamonds, engravings, and texture are special features you can always add to spice up your own design.
It matches your lifestyle
You’ll wear your wedding ring every moment of your life. It only makes sense to get a ring that won’t interfere with your lifestyle. For example, if you love to travel abroad, think of a design that is discreet enough it won’t easily attract attention whenever you’re in a crowd.
You might also need to consider your profession when choosing a ring design. If your job involves plenty of handiwork (e.g. chef, landscaper, house cleaner, sculptor), stay away from a design that has nooks and crannies that can trap dirt such as engraved metals.
It says something about your personality
Wedding rings are not only a symbol of commitment among married couples, they can also tell us a story about their love life.
Think about your wedding band as a blank canvass that you can use to capture a special element that brings back special memories as a couple. Whether it’s your first date, your pet names for each other, or any symbol that reminds you of very special moments.
Always remember that there is no hard rule in choosing and designing the perfect wedding ring. Ultimately, you have to follow what your heart says and be as creative as you want.
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