Wedding Rings: Five Things To Consider When Shopping For Yours

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The selection of wedding rings might be one of the most important tasks on your wedding to-do list. Why? Unlike most of your celebration’s accoutrements, this is an item you will likely see every day for the rest of your life so you want to be sure you pick a design and metal that you will love through the ages. Here are five things to think about before saying ‘I do’ to your wedding rings.

1. Do you want matching wedding rings? Though it can be nice to have a matching his and hers set, it is by no means essential. Chances are you and your mister have different tastes and finding a wedding band that suits both of your tastes will likely be difficult. Also, your wedding ring is a highly personal piece and one that should reflect your personal aesthetic. Go for what you love and will love wearing every day.

2. What type of metal do you want for your wedding ring? As you will be wearing your wedding ring every day, you want to be sure to pick a grade of metal that is durable. Platinum is not only one of the finest metals but also one of toughest. It wears extremely well and is an amazing choice for a wedding band because of that. When it comes to gold, 18 karat has a lustrous finish and is tough enough to endure everyday wear.

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3. Do you want some bling in your wedding ring? Diamonds for your wedding band are gorgeous and can be a stunning complement to your engagement ring. Many men are also opting for a little sparkle in their wedding bands. We love the look of a simple and small centre-set diamond for his ring.

4. Is your wedding ring a design that can be worn on its own? Sometimes you might not feel like wearing your engagement ring and your wedding ring as a set so it’s nice to pick a design that looks gorgeous all by itself.

5. When you stack your wedding ring with your engagement ring do you have room to add more? Many women pick their pairing based on the option of leaving a little finger real estate available—it’s nice to be able to add to your precious stack to mark a milestone anniversary or personal event like the birth of a child.

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