Choosing engagement and wedding rings is a deeply intimate experience. The ring you select for your partner represents how much you love him/her. While an engagement ring is given at the time of proposal or engagement, wedding rings are to be exchanged during a wedding ceremony and be worn until you’re married. Wedding rings signify commitment, love, care, and effort you have for your partner. Imagine, your wedding venue is to be selected for a day, while wedding rings are supposed to be worn forever. Therefore, it’s important that you make this decision with due diligence and pick the perfect wedding ring for your partner.
1. Consider Your Budget
The very first thing you’ll need to consider before you go on choosing a wedding ring for your partner is your budget. While people might’ve thought budget doesn’t matter when buying something as important as a wedding ring, it will do you no good to take loans for this. Your partner will understand. Plus, there are many amazing designs that are pretty affordable.
2. Think About Your Partner’s Preferences
If you’re getting married, you probably know your partner’s choices and preferences very well by now. So, before making a choice on your own, consider what your partner would like. The style, material, design, everything should be considered from your partner’s perspective to make a perfect choice.
3. Find The Right Size
While this is an obvious tip, and while every ring has to be the right size, one can always put an over or undersized ring on another finger, but a wedding ring has to be worn on a specific finger. Either stop into a jewelry store with your fiancé and ask them to take their finger measurements or if you want it to be a surprise, swipe one of the rings they wear and use it for accurate measurements. However, make sure that the ring you use for measurements fits on their ring finger.
4. Choose The Band
There are several metal bands available that you can pick from. Each material has its own unique attractiveness that cannot be matched by the other. So, ultimately the choice depends on you. You can choose from silver, gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum. Each one comes with its own qualities, and all of them are resistant to corrosion and scratches. While silver is the most common choice for people these days, platinum bands have also started to become popular.
Whatever ring you choose for your partner will be incredibly sentimental for them, but what would make it even more special is an engraved ring. Many ring manufacturers provide engravings on the inside of the ring, for little to no added costs. Plus, putting an engraving on the interior of the ring will make the ring unique and certainly more special. So, consider adding something cute, romantic, or funny in the ring to remind your partner of you every time they look at it.
6. Consider The Ring Setting
There are various ring settings to pick from, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed if you’re not familiar with them. However, you don’t need to worry when you step inside a jewelry store and are bombarded with numerous different setting styles. Just observe the style your partner usually wears and try to find a similar one for them. As seen at Blue Nile, the variety of designs and cuts of different wedding rings give us insight into how different styles can make all the difference in the look of a ring. So whether you select an eternity ring or petite twist ring for your partner, make sure you consider their likes first.
7. Pick The Diamond
Picking the diamond is the most important step of all. Women, in particular, love wedding rings that have a unique diamond, or any other stone on them. When choosing the diamond, there are 4Cs you need to consider, which also make up the cost and design of the ring.
- Cut – the cut of the diamond dictates how much it shines and sparkles. It shouldn’t be too shallow or too deep, but just right.
- Color – diamonds are available in a range of colors, classified from Z to D. the colors are from transparent to light yellow, and the cost increases from Z to D because the diamonds keep getting rarer.
- Carat – this represents the weight of the diamond, the higher the carats, the bigger the diamond will be.
- Clarity – the number of imperfections or inclusions in a diamond dictates the clarity of the piece. The more inclusions, the less bright a diamond will be. This, obviously, affects its cost as well.
Wedding rings should be chosen with the utmost care and precision, with all of your partner’s preferences in mind. Factors like your budget, and the design, style, and material have to be considered if you want the ring to be perfect. Even the process of selecting a wedding ring for your partner will prove to be a fun and intimate experience for you.