7 Tips to Picking the Right Wedding Rings
How to Pick the Right Wedding Rings
An engagement or wedding ring will probably be the most important jewelry purchase of your lifetime, and likely the most expensive. Whether you’re selecting wedding rings for yourself or for your partner, or looking for the perfect engagement ring to surprise your wife-to-be, this particular piece of jewelry will be worn every day. With such high stakes, it’s important to pick the perfect ring.
But how can you be sure which ring is right for you or your partner? While your Pinterest board may be full of rose gold bands and huge, flashy diamonds, it can be difficult to tell what really fits. Here are seven things to consider when making a lifelong commitment to a ring.
Think of your daily activities. Do you spend a lot of time working with your hands that may require you to remove your ring? Or, do you work in an office where your ring is safe on your finger? If the gemstone has the potential to get lost, snagged, or scratched as you go about your daily life, you may want to consider a flatter design.
Set a budget and stick to it. Your wedding rings are important, but if you’re left choosing between your grocery budget for the next six months or another karat, it probably isn’t the ring for you. Remember that add-ons like engraving could cost more and factor them into your budget.
3. Shop Together
Being surprised by the perfect ring is just about every girl’s dream, but realistically, your partner probably doesn’t know your style as well as you hope. If you have a particular ring style in mind, or you’re completely unsure of what kind of ring you want, plan to ring shop together. To keep a bit of the shock value of a surprise proposal intact, don’t make a purchase – just show your partner the style you prefer. He can always return to make a final purchase.
4. Consider the Future
Keep in mind that your style now may not be your style in 30 years. Because you will probably still be wearing these wedding rings decades from the purchase date, ignore the trendy times of today. Stick to something classic, or something you’ve always loved. Don’t pick a style just because it is what’s popular now.
5. Remember Maintenance
Your ring will need to be cleaned, and no matter how careful you are, it will probably need at least one repair during its lifetime. When making your ring selection, consider how easy it would be to clean and how expensive it may be to repair. If the ring has a lot of details where dirt can settle, you may spend a lot of your future cleaning. Similarly, if the ring has an intricate design that only a certain jeweler can repair, you may be looking at a more expensive maintenance bill should your ring ever need a fix.
6. Try Something New
You may think you know what you like, but until you try all possibilities, you can’t be sure. Even if you’ve always dreamed of a gold band or square cut diamond, you might try it on to find you hate the way it looks on your finger. Check out all your options. You never know what you might fall in love with.
7. Take Your Time
Purchasing your wedding ring, like the rest of your wedding planning, is an exciting time. But keep in mind that you are planning for the rest of your life, and you have to give the decisions you make today your lifelong commitment. You’re spending a big chunk of change on this ring, so don’t write a check for the first ring you fall in love with. Take your time picking it out, and once you find what could potentially be “the one,” take some time to think about it before making a purchase. After all, you’ll have to look at it every day.
Brittany’s Fine Jewelry Can Help
Wedding ring shopping can be stressful, but will also be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. Brittany’s Fine Jewelry can help you find your perfect engagement or wedding ring. Your ring will be a reminder of the love between you and your future spouse, so be sure to take your time, consider all your options, and commit to a ring you love.