Getting engaged is a big moment for any couple. It marks a major shift in their lives and the start of a new chapter together.
While planning the wedding takes a lot of effort, many people will put just as much time and energy into planning the perfect engagement. Almost 35% of couples decide on the ring and the jeweler only a few months into this process.
However, other couples agonize over the jewelry selection process. Even if you picked out the engagement ring right away, you might take longer to select the best wedding bands. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind here.
Consider the Stone Carefully
Most engagement rings use diamonds, but wedding bands are often simpler in style. That said, some brides (and even grooms!) will choose to include stones in the design of their wedding bands. If you go this route or you’re planning to buy the engagement ring and wedding bands as a set, consider the cut, clarity, carat, and color of the stone. Since your wedding bands will be worn every day, they need to withstand the test of time. You may want to reconsider your stone of choice for the sake of longevity.
Sizing Does Matter
The size of the ring can also affect the way it can be designed. You need to do your best to get an accurate idea of the size ring you are going to need. The way that stones and settings are arranged can be impacted drastically if the ring size needs to be increased or decreased for an accurate fit. Planning carefully ahead of time can save you hassle and headaches down the road. Find out your ring size (as well as your partner’s ring size) before you buy to ensure a proper fit and to reduce stress at the last minute.
The materials used in wedding bands can also be a point of consideration. Gold, silver, rose cold, platinum, and wood are common materials that are showing up more often in display cases around the country. Consider how the color and feel of the material will complement the stones used as well as the overall look and feel of the band.
There are many pieces to consider when looking at engagement rings and wedding bands. Be sure you take a moment to consider everything together as the complete package. Bringing all the different pieces together can be a challenge at times, but working with a skilled jeweler can help make the entire process easier and a lot more enjoyable in the end! For more information on how we can make your special day even more special, please contact us today.