Top Tips For Buying Your Wedding Ring
Buying your wedding ring may seem a daunting task as it’s an item of jewellery that will be worn all day, every day. It needs to look good, feel comfortable and sit well with your general style and other jewellery should you wear it.
For some men, a wedding ring may be the first item of jewellery that they have worn and as there is an incredible range of weddings rings to choose from these days it may be difficult to know where to start. Different colours, widths, profiles and weights are amongst the plentiful options so there‘s much to take in to consideration. We’ve put together these tips to narrow down the playing field or at least give you a steer as to where to start.
Weddings can be expensive, so it is wise to consider the overall expenditure and get an idea of what’s in the wedding budget to see what funds you have to work with. Then start doing some research as to what is available are your budget. Some metals are more expensive than others, so if you budget is tight then you could go for a similar tone of colour in a cheaper metal or go for a narrow style so that there is less of your choice of expensive metal.
See the HIZ Jewellery Plain rings as an example. If Platinum is your choice, then you can build your ring according to weight, width and the secret core of contrasting metal helps to keep it all affordable while adding an interesting decorative detail or as we like to call it… a secret reveal.
What You Do For Work?
Consider your everyday activities and more importantly what you do with your hands. If you work with your hands, you may want a narrower, more discrete ring that won’t get in your way when operating machinery or gripping sport equipment. You may want to consider your occupation, sport or hobby when choosing a finish. A highly polished surface will show marks and scratches rather than a matt or patterned finish which will last longer and not show knocks as much.
Consider what other jewellery you wear. If you have a certain look or colour to your other rings or bracelets, then you will need to choose the same or at least a complementary colour to sit alongside. Also, bear in mind if you wear rings on adjacent fingers then you need to think about width and placement with on the finger. Rings butting up against each other is annoying and can sometimes be painful.
New To Rings
If you haven’t ever worn a ring before you may need to consider the weight and width. The wider the width the tighter it will sit on your finger. You may also want to consider the weight of the ring. If you are new to ring wearing, a lightweight ring may be the way forward as it will be less noticeable on your finger and you can get on with your everyday coming and goings not noticing it’s there.
It Size That Matters!
There are plenty of options to buy wedding rings online these days but the knowing which size to buy could be tricky. The very best way to determine your ring size is to visit a jewellers and get your finger measured by a professional jeweller.
The next best option is to use our downloadable ring sizer found in the advice and lifestyle pages under How To Fit Your Ring’. Here you will also find tips on fit and measuring and plenty more advice on every aspect of wedding ring style and fit.
If you need any more help, get in touch.