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Choosing Your Wedding Band Part 1

Updated: Feb 13

When it comes to our individual jewellery styles, we all have our personal tastes. Whether you’re minimalist, traditional or a little eccentric. At times this can be hard to navigate as there are so many options to consider, different metals, profiles, widths and finishes. So, I have decided to share a few tips to make your purchase that much easier!

Tip Number 1: Timing is everything! - Many couples make the mistake of waiting too late to purchase their wedding bands.

  • They overlook production times and don’t give themselves enough time to have their ring completed.

  • Generally, allow about 3-4 weeks to have your rings sized and ready.

Recommendation: Begin to search for wedding bands 3-4 months before the wedding date as this gives you ample amount of time to try several rings and market research before making the final decision.

Bonus tip: If you are having your wedding rings custom made, allow even more time. Certain styles can take longer, and retailers may require about 3-6 weeks to custom make your wedding bands.

Tip Number 2: Budget, Budget, Budget! - Wedding bands are not only a symbol of love, but also an investment.

  • On average most couples spend between 3-5% of their wedding budget on their wedding bands.

  • Depending on the style and quality of the band, the prices for a band can range from £100 to £3000+

  • Prices will vary depending on the style and weight of metal you choose so consider this when discussing your initial budget.

Tip Number 3: Finding a Trusted Jeweller - After saving all that money, a way to ensure that you are getting a quality band, is to purchase your rings from a trusted jeweller.

  • Buying from a trusted jeweller doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to get a quality ring.

  • Look for a jeweller that offers a certificate of authenticity with your purchase, as this is a sign that they are a reputable business and that the product you are purchasing is of good quality. Also try to find one that offers conflict-free diamonds and has an easy and hassle-free return policy in place.

Tip Number 4: When Choosing Your Wedding Band Keep Your Lifestyle In Mind - Your wedding band should be something you can wear everyday, so the goal is to choose a ring that suits you, for instance:

  • If you play sports or an instrument, a slimmer ring with rounded edges (appropriately called the “comfort fit") may be the most suitable.

  • If you work with your hands, you may want to search for a simple, solid metal ring and avoid gemstones that can come loose or carvings, which can trap dirt.

  • If you're super active, go for platinum, which is extra durable (when scratched, the metal is merely displaced and doesn't actually wear away).

Bonus Point: Consider Maintenance - To keep a wedding band with stones, clean and sparkling, you'll need to wash and soak it in warm sudsy water, then gently brush it with a soft toothbrush or eyebrow brush (too much pressure can loosen the stones from their setting), rinse it and pat it dry with a soft lint-free cloth. If this seems too much, you may want to opt for a fuss-free gold or platinum ring—simply rub it with a soft, lint-free cloth and you're good to go.

I hope you’ve found these few tips useful, and I can't wait to share the second part with you next month.

Stay Safe x



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