How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Ring
Choosing the jewellery that you will love and cherish for the rest of your life can be simple and not stressful. Here are some shopping tips that you need to consider before buying them:
Once you have a basic idea of what you want, start heading out to the jewellery stores. Give yourselves at least two months to research, browse, budget and revisit pieces that catch your eye. If you’re interested in a custom jewellery piece, then you should allow even more time for the jeweller to make your bespoke piece.
Always Be Practical
When choosing your wedding jewellery, especially your wedding ring, it is important to consider your lifestyle in mind at all times. After all, what’s the point of buying a beautiful and expensive ring if it makes you uncomfortable or if you have to remove it often? The idea is to choose a design that seamlessly becomes a part of your everyday life. If you have an active lifestyle, then going for a simple ring design would be a wise decision.
Choose The Right Size
Majority of people rarely take their wedding rings off. Some would even wear them all the time even when their fingers contract and swell due to heat, cold, weight gain, and water retention. For you to find the right size that will best suit all these changes, it is recommended to do your final fitting when you are comfortable, relaxed, and your body temperature is within normal range. Remember not to finalise your ring size after exercising (your fingers still swell), in the morning (your body retains salt from the day before), or when you’re feeling too hot or cold.
Dare To Be Different
Most couples have different preferences in style. One may like yellow gold, while the other prefers white gold. If that’s the case between you and your partner, you really don’t have anything to worry about. The truth is, there is no rule that you have to match the designs and metals of your wedding bands. You can always pick wedding bands that reflect your individual style and tastes! However, to make the wedding bands a pair, some aspect of the rings (such as engravings or inscriptions) should match.
Being trendy is never a bad thing. But then again, you have to make sure that the style you choose for your wedding jewellery is something you’ll still want to wear even after 20 years.
Maintain Them Properly
Cleaning your wedding rings is not a hard task. For a ring with no gemstones, simply rub it with a soft, lint-free cloth and you are good to go. However, if your wedding ring has precious stones, then you have to soak it in warm, soapy water before gently brushing it with a soft toothbrush. After that, rinse and pat dry the ring with a soft cloth.
Preserve Your Investment
Precious metals, even platinum, are vulnerable. It is important to avoid wearing your wedding ring when doing extreme sports or rough work which can scratch or cause discolouration to the metal. If this happens, immediately ask your jeweller to reapply or change the plating or finish on your ring to restore its former glory.
Lastly, when you really have to remove your wedding ring, you should put it in a safe, designated place. Do not put it in your pockets or near the sink! We hope these tips helped you determine the perfect wedding jewellery. Let us know what you think.