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A Helpful Guide On Wedding Ring Types and How To Choose One

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After you have proposed to your girlfriend or boyfriend, the next step is to buy them a wedding ring. Buying a wedding ring is a lot easier than buying an engagement ring because they are pretty simple. Traditionally, they are just gold bands.

However, just because it is simple buying a wedding ring that does not mean that there are still no important considerations to make, i.e., the ring’s size, the type of metal used, or the addition of any engravings.

This post will cover everything that you need to know, so you can buy the perfect wedding ring.

Engagement Ring

Before covering wedding bands, it is first important to cover engagement rings. You need to put a lot of care and consideration into the engagement ring that you buy for your partner since it is a symbol of your love for them. The most popular type of engagement ring is the Solitaire wedding rings, which can be expensive. Make sure that you find out your partner’s ring size before buying them one, so that you can be sure that it fits. Discovering the ring that you have gotten your partner doesn’t fit could be disastrous, especially if the retailer has a no-returns policy.

Band Budget

The first thing that you need to work out when you are shopping for a wedding band is the amount of money that you can afford to spend. Wedding bands cost considerably less than engagement rings, so you shouldn’t have to set aside too much. You can buy a nice ring for less than $1,000. If money is no object, however, then you can spend more. It is important to note though, even if you have an infinite amount of money to spend, creating a budget is still important.

Shop Early

Rather than waiting until the last minute, buy your partner’s wedding band early. The sooner you buy it, the quicker you can show it to them. The wedding band does not have to be a secret. You can show it to them and get them to try it out. You could even ask them to give you a recommendation for a ring that they like. Showing them the ring that you buy before you give it to them can give them an opportunity to voice any problems that they have with it.

Confirm Size

You also need to double-check your partner’s ring size before you buy them a wedding band, especially if you are buying it several months after you bought their engagement ring. Double-checking their size will help you to ensure that you get the right one. Some jewelry brands are very difficult and don’t follow standard industry sizing. Because of this, it is a good idea to get your partner to try their wedding band on after you have bought it, so you know it fits. Confirming that it fits will ensure that you don’t waste your money.

Shop Together

As wedding bands aren’t usually kept a secret, that means you can invite your soon-to-be spouse to go shopping with you. After all, they will be buying you one, too. Going shopping together will give you a chance to point out rings that you like to them. However, make sure that you don’t point out anything that’s outside of your partner’s budget because this could then make them feel guilty and lead to them spending more than they can afford. Things are tight at the minute for a lot of money, so be conscious of this.

Overall Style

What’s your partner’s style? Consider how they dress when you are buying them a ring. Your partner will have to wear their wedding band every day for the rest of their life. If you do not buy them one that matches their look, then they could grow to hate it. Also, remember a lot of women wear their wedding bands and their engagement rings at the same time, so find a ring that matches the style of their wedding band, too. Not matching the engagement ring and the wedding band can ruin your partner’s look.

Shape

What shape of wedding band are you going to buy? Traditionally, wedding bands were chunky and thick. However, it is common today for people to buy wedding bands that are slimmer. You need to consider the shape of your partner’s engagement ring when you are considering wedding band shape, for reasons mentioned in the previous section. The best way to determine what the right shape is for them is to just ask them. Or, look at the way they dress, and the jewelry they currently own, and then try to match the ring accordingly. You can get wedding bands with very interesting shapes, so be sure to do some exploring.

Matching Rings

As mentioned several times already, make sure that your partner’s engagement ring and wedding band match! While it is not traditional for a person to wear their wedding ring and engagement ring at the same time, many people do. More often than not, people do this because they are showing off. However, it doesn’t really matter what the reasons are behind your partner wearing both rings at the same time. The only thing that matters is that they are wearing them simultaneously, and therefore, they need to match. There is no guarantee that your partner will wear them at the same time, but just to be on the safe side, make sure that they match.

Diamonds

For men, wedding bands are usually just gold, nothing more. Women traditionally only wore wedding bands made of gold, too. However, things are changing. Many women now wear wedding bands that have gold in them, too. If you are a man, then you can wear a diamond-banded ring if you want, too. Find out what your partner likes and whether they want a traditional ring or not, before buying them a ring with diamonds in it. If they are a traditional kind of person, they might not like it.

Buying a wedding band isn’t that hard. You just have to consider the points listed here, many of which have probably already occurred to you. However, just because buying a wedding band isn’t hard doesn’t mean that you don’t still need to put a lot of time and effort into getting one.

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