From plain, traditional design to contemporary classic, you should choose wedding bands that you will love and wear forever. To ensure that they will stand the test of time, you should stick to some basic rules…
You should opt for a ring that you will be happy to wear for the rest of your life, so it shouldn’t be either a trendy piece of jewellery which will look outdated in a few years or a plain, meaningless ring which you will want to get rid of. While plain designs are the most traditional and will never go out of fashion, they can easily become boring. This is why it is a good idea to make it a little interesting by adding details such as stones, texture or engraving.
If you want a ring that lasts forever, choose a strong and durable metal. Couples who prefer classical yellow gold should know that 24 k gold which is considered as purest is also prone to scratches, so it might be a better idea to go for 14 or 18 K instead. White gold is stronger and more durable than yellow gold, whereas silver has a lovely colour but tends to darken over time. Platinum is even harder than white gold and has a nice white hue, but titanium is the strongest you can find in nature and you can mix it with various metals to get different hues.
The Right Size
You should carefully measure your fingers to find a band that suits you, but also think about proportions and choose a ring that doesn’t look too big or too small on your hand. Also remember that you might lose or gain weight in the future so it is very practical to choose a ring that can be easily resizable.
Think About Your Engagement Ring
If you want to pair your wedding band with your engagement ring, you can either choose an identical design and buy a complimentary set, or find a close match. Despite the traditional rule to wear your wedding band on top of the engagements ring, you can also wear mismatched bands on different hands.
Matching His & Hers
Matching his and hers wedding band is a romantic idea, but make sure that both of you like the design. The best way to do it is to buy two very similar rings: the first one can have sophisticated, ladylike design, while the other one can be more plain and masculine. It is also allowed to have mismatched bands.
Customising your wedding bands by engraving them is also a very romantic idea. With this kind of personalisation, these two rings will become a symbol and a lucky charm of your enduring love.