The most important thing about the process of choosing your wedding rings is that it should be fun! Your wedding is a special event and the rings represent the symbol of your future lives together. They also form a pivotal part of your special day – the moment you become Mr and Mrs.
Visiting a variety of jewellery stores to see all the different styles available out there is a brilliant way to start your search. There are so many choices to consider – solitaire, cluster, 3 stone, bubble rings just to name a few. Have a look at the different metals on option and start your research to find out about different diamonds. You definitely want to know all about the best combination of clarity, colour and size to find your perfect ring!
Once you have a bit of insight, don’t waste your time with actually purchasing a ring at a jewellery store. They have to markup all their prices to cover their very expensive rent at Hatton Gardens, as well as paying all their staff.
A much better idea would be to explore our Jewellery Collection. We have created a bespoke engagement ring collection for men and women. The platform allows you to play around with the style that you like and change the type of metal, stones, sizes and colours.
The total cost will be shown at the top and you can keep tweaking until you have a ring which is perfect in every way, including your budget.
If you require any help, we are only a phone call away and can provide you with all the knowledge and expertise to help you with making a decision. We can also make sure that the wedding band will fit with the engagement ring, especially if the engagement ring has diamonds that are set low or is heart or pear shaped. In these cases it is good to know that you will be able to have a bespoke wedding ring designed that will fit the engagement ring perfectly.
Having a bespoke shaped wedding band usually means leaving your treasured engagement ring with a jeweller whilst the wedding band is made, this can take up to 8 weeks. But not with us, we will have your original design saved on our system and can ensure if you decide to order the wedding bands as well they will be easy to prepare and post of to you.
Here are a couple of tips to consider when looking at ideas for designing your ring:
When considering which precious metal you should choose, the first rule is that whatever the engagement ring is made of, the wedding band should be made of the same metal. This will avoid a hard metal rubbing against a softer metal – for example platinum sitting next to gold is not a good idea. Gold is softer than platinum, which will wear as it rubs against the harder platinum metal.
The men have pretty much a free choice of metals as the ring is usually worn on its own . This can range from Platinum, Palladium, white, yellow or rose Gold, Silver or Titanium. The final choice will come down to personal preference and budget. A plain polished wedding band can cost as little as £199, but those who love diamond set wedding bands will need to budget accordingly.
It makes sense to decide on a budget for your bridal jewellery, in the same way that you do for the rest of your wedding plans. It is worth spending as much as you can comfortably afford on the wedding rings as they will be your lasting reminder and they need to be made to last too!
Platinum and Palladium are currently the most popular choices; both metals are maintenance free as they are naturally white coloured, unlike white gold which is usually plated in Rhodium. The plating tends to wear off within a year to 18 months. It can however easily be re-polished to restore it to its original finish.
So have fun and enjoy choosing or designing a wedding band that fits with your lifestyle.
Now head on over our Jewellery Collection and start exploring to find your perfect wedding rings.
If you have any questions or require a quote for a bespoke piece don’t hesitate to call us on 020 8905 2908 or complete the contact form on our jewellery site.
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