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Guide to choosing the perfect wedding rings

August 25, 2016

It’s the custom around the world that married couples wear wedding rings as a symbol of their eternal love for each other. The wedding ring will be with you for the rest of your life and embark on your new and romantic journey, that’s why it deserves to be cherished for a lifetime. However, choosing perfect wedding rings is a pretty daunting task and needs to consider everything. With our guide, you will enjoy a hassle-free shopping experience and find the wedding bands you love and live with for years to come.

  • Start your search early

Plan to shop for your wedding rings six or nine months ahead of your big day, especially when you’re unsure of what you’re looking for. If you have a basic idea of what you’d like, then it’s time to browse, research prices, try on rings and then revisit your favorites. In case you love something bespoke, you’ll probably need to start even earlier since engraving and personalization can take up to one month.

  • Have a realistic budget

Wedding rings come in many different styles and vary greatly in terms of price. Plain wedding bands seem to be cheaper than ones with diamonds or gemstones while gold is the most popular and enduring choice for couples. Just spend what feels right for you. Once you’ve set a specific budget for wedding rings, stick to it and ignore ones that over that budget regardless of how beautiful they are.

  • Size it right

Chances are that you never take off your wedding ring and it will be on through every moments of your life including summers, winters, workouts, pregnancies; each of these phases can contribute to the expansion or shrinking of your fingers. In order to find the right size that is able to adjust through these moments, have your final fitting when your body is calm and your body temperature is normal. This means your final fitting should not be done in the morning (your body retain salt from the night before) or after your workout (your fingers swell).

  • Take lifestyles into consideration

Imagine buying an expensive sparkling ring but you continuously remove it or it makes you feel uncomfortable, this does not only increase the chance of losing the ring but also be a huge waste of money. Therefore, bear in mind that the wedding ring will become a part of your life so take your job and lifestyles into consideration. Are you a teacher? It would be better if you go for a ring without sharp, scratchy edges. Or if you’re an active person, platinum is the best choice thanks to it extra durability.

  • Think long term

It may be trendy at the time you making a purchase but ensure that the ring you choose is something you want to be seen wearing for the next 20 years or more. It means that this ring will be with you through all the jobs, parties or social events, so pick the one that you love and can imagine yourself wearing it for years. Don’t be stressed out, you don’t need to stick with that ring for the rest of your life and can always upgrade it later on to embark on a special anniversary.

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