When it comes to choosing a wedding ring, it’s a good idea to bear in mind that this is the piece of jewellery that you’re going to be wearing forever more. No pressure then!
As you book numerous consultations with jewellers or browse specialist sites such as Diamonds Factory, you’re going to learn a lot about them in general. Here are six things no one warned you about when it comes to making that special purchase:
1. Diamonds come in more than one shape
Yep, while most wedding bands are traditionally plain, more and more people are opting to feature diamonds in their design and you’ll soon discover that these are available in more shapes than ‘round.’
2. You probably should have considered the wedding band before buying that engagement ring
Finding a wedding band to fit comfortably with the engagement ring on you or your partner’s finger isn’t as easy as you may have initially thought. In fact, you may find yourself having to purchase a specific curved design, simply to ensure the jewellery sits flush and there are no odd gaps. That’s what you get for going big with the diamond.
3. You’ll have to talk about the wedding – A LOT
Every jeweller you speak to will ask when the wedding is, what the theme is, if you’ve invited your Great Aunt, what type of cake you’re having… and you’ll have to repeat the same thing over and over and over until you feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day.
4. You’ll need the advice of a professional
Don’t think that because you chose an engagement ring or are wearing one that you know what you’re talking about. There’s a lot to consider when it comes to choosing a wedding ring, more than just how it looks. You need to know which metal should be worn with rings you already have, how the bands will fit together and if you’re choosing a ring with diamonds you’ll need to know about the 4 Cs – clarity, cut, carat and colour.
5. You’ll want to wear them straight away
But you have to wait until the big day. So it’s a good way of testing your willpower.
6. You’ll need to take into account any change in your weight
You may be worrying about getting into your suit or dress on the big day, but your weight will also determine the size of your wedding band. You will need to select a size that you know will fit you on the day. No one wants to witness that awkward moment when the wedding ring won’t go on the finger!
Weddings can be stressful, so bear these points in mind when trying to find the perfect wedding band, ensure you take the advice of professional jewellers and find something you’re going to love long after the day.