5 Things to Consider When Buying a Wedding Ring
Buying a wedding ring can be a stressful experience. Here are five things to consider before choosing a wedding ring for your future bride or groom.
Once you're engaged, you'll probably start thinking about how best to plan your wedding. Whilst you may find yourself obsessing over every small detail, there are certain aspects of your wedding that will last long beyond the special day itself.
Your wedding rings are designed to be yours forever. Choosing the perfect wedding ring can, therefore, be a bit overwhelming. There are quite a few factors to consider when deciding which wedding ring to buy. Here are our top 5 most important things to consider when you're looking for a ring for your loved one.
1. The Ring
Before thinking about the design of the ring itself, it’s important to make sure you know your loved one’s finger size. Although you may remember your loved one’s ring size from when you got engaged, in case anything has changed or you’re simply not definite, it saves any issues further down the line if you check this beforehand.
If you'd prefer not to discuss this with your partner directly and you know which rings they currently wear, you could measure the diameter of an existing ring and use that as a guide. Be sure to also ensure they wear this ring on their ring finger and it fits that finger best, as fingers can vary quite significantly in circumference.
2. The Style
It's always tempting to select a ring based on your own style and design ideas. However, your loved one will ultimately be wearing the ring you select for many years to come, so it's advisable to ensure it meets their preferred style.
Consider their wardrobe and existing jewellery. Does she usually wear smaller or larger pendants? Does he use silver or gold cufflinks? Determining this in advance will be very helpful when you come to decide which type of ring would best suit your partner's existing style.
When deciding which type of wedding ring would most suit your future bride or groom, you should consider their lifestyle.
If, for example, your loved one enjoys playing sports and spends a lot of time outdoors, it may be advisable to avoid anything which is overly delicate. Whereas, if they prefer to pursue indoor hobbies such as having music lessons or learning a language, then you probably won't need to worry as much about the risk of stones within the ring coming loose.
If you have a specific idea of the perfect wedding ring for your loved one, then another option would be to have a bespoke ring made that can be tailored to your specific preferences. As customised jewellery specialists, we can create the ideal ring to meet and exceed your expectations. To obtain a quote, you can fill in our dedicated contact form to let us know your specific requirements.
3. The Stone
Should you opt for a bespoke wedding ring, designed to meet your specific needs, then you may wish to consider including a stone within the design.
Whilst diamonds are the most popular choice for engagement rings, other gemstones may make your loved one's wedding ring stand out, and might suit the particular design you've chosen more.
4. The Setting
The metal you decide to choose to have for your wedding rings is often an aspect that isn't given much thought. However, it's still an important part of choosing a ring.
You should consider your partner's style and the design of the ring itself when selecting a metal for a ring's setting. If your loved one likes vintage jewellery, they may prefer a metal option that reflects this like rose gold. Whereas, if the ring is going to include different gemstones, then a more neutral metal such as white gold or platinum may complement the overall colour choices.
5. The Budget
With such an extensive selection of rings available, it's easy to lose track of the expenses that can be incurred when you purchase such a stunning piece of jewellery. However, before you set your heart on a wedding ring, it's best to work out your wedding ring budget.
Don't forget to also consider any additional costs. You may, for example, decide to have the ring engraved or add additional stones into the design. If you know you're thinking of doing so, then this further cost should be factored into the overall budget prior to wedding ring shopping.
Whether you have a clear idea of the type of wedding ring you're looking for or you'd prefer to seek guidance from a member of our experienced team before deciding, Diamond Heaven can help you choose the perfect wedding ring. Contact us today to find out more about the extensive range of men's and women's wedding rings we offer.