Every detail of your wedding matters. While some of these details are momentary in their effect on your special day, one of the most lasting items on the list is your wedding ring. There are so many possibilities that selecting the right design is both exciting and challenging. What should your priorities be?
Should My Ring Be Symbolic?
The ring is used as a symbol in the wedding ceremony, but its design can carry the symbolism further.
Finding a ring that captures a special bond is moving. Interlocking bridal sets are fantastic for representing the intertwining of two lives.
Matching bands are excellent for expressing unity. Inscriptions provide the opportunity to highlight an important phrase or to commemorate the date.
Your wedding ring can represent the qualities that define you as a couple and display them to the world.
Stones or No Stones?
Engagement jewelry often highlights precious gems, but there are different possibilities in a wedding band.
A metal wedding band that is plain in design provides a striking contrast to an elaborate engagement ring.
A band set with small diamonds is elegant. A pavestone design, in particular, provides a luxurious appearance.
Your personality may define your choice more than anything. If you love glitz and glamour, you may want the sparkle of a gem-laden ring. If you prefer more subtle jewelry, you may prefer a simpler band.
Does Material Matter?
Traditional yellow gold wedding rings are lovely, but there are many other interesting options. Rose gold provides the most romantic hues, perfect for capturing the sentiment of your wedding day.
Multi-tone rings allow for an artistic emphasis, especially in interlocking wedding sets. Contemporary designs include the use of black tungsten, unusual and captivating.
Inlaid bands that combine contrasting materials are especially beautiful.
Which Embellishments Are Best?
The effects used to embellish your wedding ring may be the defining details that determine your selection. Hammered metal is unusual, attractive to some and unappealing to others.
A faceted finish on a metal wedding band is spectacular. An engraved rim is elegant. A beveled finish creates a gorgeous pattern.
Can I Design My Own Wedding Ring?
Many couples think that they are restricted to the choices in the display cases of a jeweler. A talented jeweler, however, can also create your dream ring.
Capture the elements that you love most in a design that you compose. You might even take a piece from the display that you like and describe what you would change.
A skilled craftsman will not disappoint you. For example, your own interlocking rings can be merged in order to create a more solid piece, making the set more comfortable and durable while maintaining the appearance of separate pieces.
You have the freedom to improvise and improve upon your ring selection.
Ultimately, your wedding ring design is about personal preference and style. Those pieces that you love most will stand out from the rest because they reflect you.
Your ring encapsulates your hopes, your dreams and your commitment, and the perfect selection will capture your attention completely.
Where to Buy a Diamond Ring?
For diamond rings, we highly recommend James Allen (read our review) because it shows real photos and videos for each diamond so you can take a 360-degree look at any stone before having it set in a ring.
Also read our Diamond Buying Guide and check out our selection of eye-clean diamonds that we've vetted for quality.
Looking to Sell Your Jewelry?
To sell diamond jewelry or watches, go to WP Diamonds and fill out the valuation form to get an estimated price.
If you have gold, silver or platinum to sell, check out the Ross-Simons Gold Exchange.