Wedding rings are the most iconic symbol of love. After all, they signify a lifetime of devotion. If you think you can just choose any kind of ring as your wedding ring, then you’re making a big mistake.
From your lifestyle to your partners’ tastes, here are some questions you should consider first before buying that wedding ring.
Does it fit with your engagement ring?
Engagement and wedding rings can be extravagant or simple. And much like finding your beloved, both of your rings must be a perfect fit for each other. Your wedding ring should match or be complementary to your engagement ring.
For a perfect match, the gemstones inlaid and the bands used must be the same. Some wedding rings even follow the curvature of the centerpiece gemstone to create a seamless fit.
On the other hand, when your wedding ring complements your engagement ring, it means that its design doesn’t clash with the latter. Instead, they’re fit for each other despite being two different rings.
Does it match your lifestyle?
Some people like to accessorize; some people prefer to be bare. Your wedding bands must also match what you do in life. You don’t want to bring your diamond-encrusted jewelry on a hiking trip. You’re just asking for it to break. Instead, if you have an active lifestyle, consider getting a substitute, such as flexible rings made of rubber or silicone. These can let you wear your marriage symbol close to your heart without letting it get broken or you getting into accidents.
Does it fit your budget?
Some people opt for a simple, rose gold wedding ring. Others want it decked with diamonds, sapphires, and other precious gemstones with an engraving etched inside. Oftentimes, though, people are dissuaded because of the price. While it’s endearing to get rings as prominent as the more expensive ones, if they’re out of your price change, then you shouldn’t pick them. Your life story doesn’t stop with the vows, so consider your budget before picking that ring with a bit of heft in it.
Is it easy to maintain?
You can clean rings with gemstones by washing it in soapy water, then gently brushing the stones with a toothbrush, and lastly, patting it with a lint-free cloth. For simple gold or platinum rings, on the other hand, just wipe it with a chamois or a lint-free cloth. Consider the maintenance as well when shopping for wedding rings.
Does it have resizing options?
Resizing your ring depends on the gemstones encrusted onto it. If you have a ring with diamonds inlaid all over, you won’t be able to resize it. Resizing can be possible if there are only a few to no gemstones to consider. If you think you can maintain your shape and condition over the years, and you like that one diamond ring, then you won’t have to worry about resizing. Otherwise, you might find yourself having a ring that’s too big or to small for your finger.
Can you have a customized design?
Not everything you see in Tiffany’s boutique is your only option for a beautiful ring. If you have the money and the connection, you can hire a jewelry designer to create a customized design for you. Maybe you want one that alludes to your favorite book. Or maybe you want a unique wedding ring that only you and your partner will have. Some websites even offer a “design-your-own” jewelry service you can go for.
Whether you like big stones over small stones, rose gold over platinum, find the ring that perfectly encapsulates your love for each other.