When buying a wedding ring you should always keep in mind that the ring you buy should compliment your engagement ring. Don’t get too carried away with the endless choice of wedding rings that are available and end up choosing a ring without considering whether is matches you engagement ring.
The easy way to go about this is to first of all consider what metal you engagement rings is made of an opt for a wedding ring made form the same precious metal. If you have an 18ct yellow engagement ring then stick with this for your wedding ring so that it matches. There can be some flexibility with this technique, white gold can be matched with platinum for instance.
The next thing is trying to decide whether you should choose a wedding ring which incorporates precious stones or not. The general rule is to match your wedding ring with the engagement ring. If you engagement rings includes diamonds then use the same for you wedding ring also. A word of warning, your engagement ring should always be the centre of attraction and shouldn’t be overshadowed by your wedding ring.
If you are buying a wedding ring, there is one thing that often gets overlooked. This might sound blindingly obvious to most people, but make sure to consider the shape and profile of the wedding ring that you select. When choosing a wedding ring it is easy to get carried away with all the beautiful designs of rings that are available and over-look the more practical side of things.
The main reason you should consider the shape and profile of your wedding ring is comfort. A wedding ring that does not sit neatly next to your engagement ring can be uncomfortable. If your engagement ring has a large arrangement of gemstones, then you may require a curved wedding ring to cater for this. Also if the band of your wedding ring is too wide, it may prove to be uncomfortable also.
The profile of any wedding ring is very important also. Not all wedding rings are the same, some have a rounded profile and some are flat. Typically the most comfortable rings are the ones with a rounded inner surface. These are commonly known as having a ‘court profile’.
Taking the above factors in to consideration will ensure that you won’t go far wrong when choosing your wedding ring.