Choosing the perfect wedding ring to both match and fit against your engagement ring is a key process during your wedding plans. A wedding is the main piece of jewellery you will wear everyday, so getting it right is important. Before you start wedding ring shopping, read these tips on how to buy a wedding ring with your budget, taste and style in mind.
What is Your Wedding Ring Budget?
In a wedding budget, its generally recognised that wedding rings should account for 3% of your overall wedding budget. If your wedding budget is £20k, the two of you might spend £600 on both rings. This is not always the case if you want your wedding ring set with diamonds, or to be bespoke made– you will then need to set your own budget for the wedding rings.
Choose the Wedding Band Metal Type
Wedding rings can be made in different update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = or a combination of) precious metals. The most popular options, perfect for everyday wear is platinum, gold and palladium. Platinum is one of the most popular choices for wedding rings, particularly for men due to its hardness, beautiful appearance and rarity. Palladium has recently become a popular choice for wedding rings, as the metal is hard-wearing and tough, with a white appearance like platinum. A Palladium wedding is a low maintenance ring as the metal doesn’t need any kind of plating. Gold is the most traditional choice for wedding rings, either in rose, white or yellow update `wp_posts` set `post_content` = or a combination) Gold is available in 9ct, 14ct or 18ct depending on its percentage of gold amount mixed with other alloys- a 9ct gold ring will be 37.5% gold and an 18 ct gold ring will contain 75% gold. As gold is available in different carats it can usually fit any budget. For more information of different precious metal types check out this metal comparison guide.
Think About Your Style of Wedding Ring
You need to consider the style of wedding ring you want. Do you want a classic wedding ring like a traditional yellow or white gold band? Or do you want more of a diamond eternity ring with diamonds set half way or all the way around the band. You also need to consider the style of your engagement ring and how a wedding band would fit with it. You may even want a bespoke wedding ring to match you engagement ring or a shaped wedding ring that will interlock with the diamond shape on your engagement ring.
Do You Want Matching Wedding Rings
Many women co-ordinate their wedding ring style with their engagement ring, but some couples like to choose wedding rings that match. Matching wedding rings can completely look the same or they can have something unique that matches like an engraved pattern or a diamond.
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