You’ve found the right man, you’ve said yes and now it’s time to look for the perfect wedding ring; the ring that symbolizes your love and joy; the ring that you’ll hopefully have on your finger for the rest of your life – it’s pretty overwhelming! It can be even more overwhelming than it needs to be because there are a few things that are pretty important in the ring shopping department that no one ever tells you about. Let us remedy that right now…
Bigger isn’t necessarily better
If you listened to the media, you’d believe the bigger the ring the bigger the love and the better the ring, but that is not always the case. For one thing, the size of a ring has nothing to do with how much your spouse cares about you, and for another, there are other factors when looking for diamond wedding bands that are just as, if not more, important than carat size, including the cut, clarity, and color of the diamond. Even more important is how you feel about the ring – big or small if you love it, it’s the right ring for you.
Shopping alone is a bad idea
You’d be forgiven for thinking that wedding ring shopping is all about the bride, but it really isn’t. Your wedding is about bringing you and your partner together, and ring shopping should be the same, You should absolutely bring along your significant other so you can share in the excitement and choose rings that you both love, which mean something to you as a couple. You’ll cherish them so much more as a result.
Diamonds aren’t always ethical
If you’re the kind of person that cares about the provenance of your stuff and how ethical the things you buy are, you need to be aware that some diamonds are not particularly ethical so that you can avoid them and avoid linking your wedding ring to events that aren’t as happy as your wedding day. Any reputable jeweler will be more than happy to discuss the history of your diamond so don’t be afraid to ask.
From Celtic knots to rose gold there have been numerous trends in wedding ring fashion over the years, some of them beautiful some less so, but the worst thing you can do is to choose a wedding ring based on what’s currently in fashion. Fashions change all the time and you may end up hating it in the future, It’s far better to choose a ring that you genuinely love because then you’re more likely to still love it a decade from now. Of course, what you love may genuinely be what’s in fashion and there’s nothing wrong with that!
Start your search early
Last, but definitely not least, if you want to find the perfect ring, you really do need to start shopping early Why? Because that way you can take your time, check out every option and find the right ring. You’ll also have time to get it engraved or order bespoke if that’s what you want to do.
Happy ring hunting!