After an abundance of engagement announcements over the festive period – who hasn’t seen at least one ‘we’re engaged!’ updateon social media?! – it’s time to prepare for wedding season. Whether you’ve been organising your wedding for years, or are just starting to plan your big day, your wedding rings are one of the most important decisions that you will make.
Every season, the catwalks are filled with new designer trends, and jewellery is no exception. Even if you like to keep up with the latest trends, think about how it will fare in years to come, through different fashions, jobs and lifestyle changes.
While you may not decide every aspect of your big day together, your wedding rings should be the big exception. After all, compromise is essential in any marriage, so shop together, try on different styles and agree on designs that you both like.
If you’re buying rings from a jeweller’s window, even with resizing, you will be able to collect your rings within a couple of weeks. However, if you plan on going bespoke, aim to start your search in advance, as designing, creating and finishing your rings could take a couple of months.
Just because you’re buying wedding rings as a couple, that doesn’t mean to say you have to choose matching rings. After all, you’re both different people with individual tastes, so consider buying wedding rings in alternating metals or styles.
Your bodies will change a lot over the years, so it’s vital to make sure that your rings are an accurate fit. When sizing, make sure not to exercise beforehand and try to ensure that your body is a normal temperature, as being too hot or too cold will alter the size of your fingers.
While diamond encrusted bands can be lovely, if you work with your hands or play a lot of sports, they may not be the best option. When selecting a ring, consider how it feels on your finger and how it will fit into your lifestyle.
Shopping for wedding rings can be confusing. Hopefully these tips will help you to find the perfect rings!