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How To Choose A Wedding Ring To Match Your Engagement Ring

Choose a wedding ring you love with these 7 simple steps.

How To Choose A Wedding Ring To Match Your Engagement Ring

He finally popped the question and we bet you’re so excited! You said “YES” to the biggest question in the world.

Now, you’ve got a beautiful ring on your finger which will stay in that place forever. You’re engaged and you’ve got the ring to prove it.

But then you start thinking, “oh no. How am I possibly going to find a wedding ring that matches this ring so perfectly?”

Your new fiancé might not be thinking so deeply about this, but remember – it’s the girl that gets two rings.

It can be quite difficult to find a matching wedding ring for your engagement ring. You’ll wander round jewellery stores, hoping to find the right one.

It might be because you’ve left it until the last minute, or it might be because you just can’t try on any other rings and you have to focus on planning the rest of your wedding. So you just end up picking one.

Just like your fiancé didn’t rush the decision with your engagement ring, don’t rush the decision with your wedding ring. These rings will be the pieces of jewellery that you wear forever and you’ll have so many memories just by looking at them. So to help you make the right decision, we’re sharing our top tips for you.

1. Set a budget

You knew this word was going to come up, right? It can be so tempting to walk into a jewellers, fall in love with all the sparkling diamonds and forget about the price tag.

Just like with everything else, set a budget before you even think about setting foot in a shop. That way, when you speak to a jeweller, you can tell them the price range you have in mind.

A few things to remember:

  • The more karats it has means a higher price.
  • Any extras such as diamonds, detailing or engraving will mean the price goes up.

2. Look at where your engagement ring is from

Some wedding rings are designed to match a partner engagement ring. It’s worth going to where your fiancé got your engagement ring from to see if there’s one to match it. This will make choosing your wedding ring really easy.

3. Go for what you want

Weddings used to be a lot more traditional than they are now, with couples previously opting to choose matching metal band sets. Now, there’s much more flexibility.

You don’t have to choose matching metals for your wedding rings if you don’t want to. It’s completely up to the two of you. Try looking at wedding bands that suit each of your individual styles.

4. Consider your choice carefully

We’ve all heard the horror stories of wedding bands breaking or diamonds falling out, but it’s something to consider. Lots of diamonds are beautiful but they aren’t practical for everyday wear and use. Understand your lifestyle and know your ring settings before you make a purchase.

5. Try some on

You’re never going to know if it’s the right wedding ring for you unless you try it on. Go to a jewellery store and try different styles on instead of buying one online. You never know – a particular style could surprise you that you didn’t know you liked.

6. Look after your wedding ring

The maintenance of your jewellery is really important. Your wedding ring will need an inspection around 2-3 times a year to see if the diamonds have become loose.

Some metals will need to be professionally polished to avoid scratches. Other metals such as white gold will need to be regularly inspected to keep its beautiful white gold finish.

7. Don’t leave it until the last minute

It can take some time to find the perfect wedding ring, so it’s best to start your search early. For instance, my wedding ring can be made to match my engagement ring, so I’ll have to send my engagement ring off to get the wedding ring fitted properly – it all takes time! You want to give yourself at least 4-6 months before the big day.

 

Come and seek out wedding ring inspiration by booking an appointment with our jewellery experts here at The Wedding Gallery.

By Holly Sutton

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