What should the ring be?
Once upon a time, lack of choice was the main criterion for finding a wedding ring, and the requirements were very simple: the same design, different size, and preferably all gold. Our contemporaries and their loved ones have to try hard to find among the endless options a pair of rings which will suit both parties.
How to choose?
If we abstract away from the huge range and the head-spinning offers, the first thing you should remember when is that you have to wear it every day. This means the jewellery should be comfortable in the first place.
Besides, an engagement ring should not go beyond your style: some people prefer suits and cufflinks, and in this case, it’s a good idea to match the ring design with your existing closet and its prospects for the near future. For women, it’s noticeably easier in this matter, if the car does not fit the purse, change the car, it’s simple.
Your fingers may swell, so do not buy a ring that fits perfectly, be sure to keep literally half a millimetre of the inner circumference for a free fit.
Jewellery is a difficult topic for estimating the price. At first glance it seems quite simple: add the price per gram of precious metal, or stones (if any) – and you can roughly orient how much of the wedding budget can be spent on the wedding rings.
There are no suitable sizes, and the factory can’t make the necessary ones in time. There is also a markup for the brand, manufacturing by own design and other chaotically occurring parameters that affect the cost of the rings only upwards.
The type and colour of metal – how and with what to wear.
The wedding has rumbled on, emotions are back in balance with daily worries, and here is the trouble: should we wear both rings – engagement and wedding ring, or is one wedding ring enough? The choice is an individual one.
The question is solved only from the practical point of view: if the engagement ring has a delicate stone that cannot stand domestic work, it would be better to put it in the jewellery box and wear it on holidays. Diamonds, sapphires and other hard stones may not be removed; nature guarantees their protection.
Traditionally, an engagement ring has a simpler shape than an engagement ring, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be gemstones on your wedding jewellery. Modern jewellery design offers several inlay options, including along the side of the ring.
Fans of simplicity are also offered a lot of beautiful, stylish solutions for wedding rings – without stones or with their minimal presence.
Types of engagement rings
Paired. This is a timeless classic. One style, pattern, and colour for the bride and groom rings. But no one forbids taking the classic basis and diversifying it with an original design, right?
White gold. Such engagement rings look expensive, reminiscent of platinum, and very popular with jewellery designers because of the ability to combine them with anything. Glossy shine, matting.
With diamonds. For example, pepper diamond engagement rings will go well with an engagement ring, but at the same time will not lose their appeal when placed on the finger solo.
Made of platinum. This is jewellery for the ages, platinum has glorious longevity among all metals, similar to white 750 gold. If you like to think that it’s platinum that you’re wearing, don’t hesitate to buy that kind of engagement ring. It’s at least beautiful, but it also strokes our perpetually hungry egos nicely.
Gold. Universal, time-tested option: the usual yellow or less common pink, with or without stones, different shapes, designs and an incredibly large range.
Simple rings. For everyone who prefers modest options at a pleasant, low price.
Fancy. Original shape, design solution, stones not typical wedding colours, design by own sketch, fancy plating and any other whim. Your money, your wedding, your rules.
Choosing a ring that will be with you for life is not easy, and a beautiful engagement ring is beautiful. But can it be compared to decades of a happy life and a diamond wedding ahead?