The Physical Representation of Commitment Is A Solid Wedding Ring
There are so many details that go into buying a wedding ring, from size, budget, and style. The pair of rings is going to stay with the couple forever. Not that you can't change a wedding ring, but it's always best to get it right the first time. An engagement ring can be as fancy and big as possible, but a wedding band has to be more practical. They will be wearing them day in and day out; that is why it needs to be functional.
Shopping for a ring is not an easy process, and there is so much pressure which makes it all the more difficult. Some jewelry stores offer help to their clients when requested. However, this guide will also be useful if you want to end up with the best wedding rings for the happy couple.
Picking a Good Wedding Ring for Men
There’s a lot of things that need to go into finding the right wedding ring for a man. The most important factors include:
- Fit - The first thing to consider when picking men's wedding rings is the fit. There are two options, the standard and comfort fit. Most people go for the standard-fit; the standard fit rings are mostly flat inside. The only issue with them is that they will not conform to the finger's shape. If the man getting married is worried about wearing a ring every day, you should opt for the comfort fit. For someone who is not used to accessorizing, it will be a smooth adjustment.
- Style and Finish - You should be mindful of the style and finish of the ring. It's always best to get an opinion from the groom on which styles he likes best. After all, he is the one who will be wearing the ring forever or, better still, go ring shopping together. There are various types of finishing like matte, hammered, high polish, and combination. It all comes down to personal preference. A hammered finish is arguably the most detailed and textured. But matte is very popular with modern grooms. You must also consider the patterns and the metal.
- Width - Wider wedding rings are usually considered masculine. But you don't have to buy into that. You can go as narrow as you want. Ultimately it all boils down to what looks amazing on the groom's finger and is still practical. However, you should note that wider rings are more expensive because they require a larger quantity of the precious metal. But it’s easy to balance the price and size when you go for metals within your budget.
Picking a Good Wedding Ring for Women
Much like picking a ring for men, there’s several different factors that come into play when choosing a ring for women as well. Some of the most important factors include:
- Metal - Engagement rings get all the attention to a point where wedding rings are not given much thought. But that shouldn’t be the case. Type of metal is crucial when buying the bride's wedding band. There is plenty of yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, silver, and platinum options. The bride and groom can decide which metal they want if they wish to have matching wedding bands. This has been the tradition for most people, but they can also decide to do different metals based on personal preference.
- Size - Here you also have the standard and the comfort fit. The ring has to be a perfect size because it will keep sliding off if it's slightly big, especially when showering or washing hands. It also cannot be too small because it will affect the circulation of blood to the wedding finger. Take the bride to a jewelry store so that the professional can measure the finger. It's the best way to get the size right and avoid resizing after the wedding.
- Style - Traditional designs like silver and gold bands are always the go-to for most people. They are minimalistic and are classically known for weddings. But it doesn't hurt to be more open-minded and look at other styles and designs. Diamond rings, infinity rings, and contour rings are the most trending these days. But ultimately, it should be something the bride prefers.