Congratulations! You’re probably on your way to getting married and saying “I Do.” You might be needing some help in choosing a wedding ring for yourself or your significant other.
Choosing a ring can feel overwhelming so we want to help you break it down so it doesn’t feel like a hard decision. We will discuss things that you can take into consideration so you can eliminate some options from the long list of wedding rings you can buy.
I hope this article makes things a little easier to balance as you continue life while planning a wedding.
What Do Wedding Rings Mean?
Wedding rings are a symbol of love and commitment. They represent the unending bond between two people who are devoted to each other. The circular shape of the ring represents eternal love and devotion and the thickness of the band can also represent how strong your bond is.
Types of Wedding Rings
In general, there are three types of wedding rings:
Plain Wedding Band
A plain wedding band is a simple ring made of gold, silver, or platinum. Plain bands are the most popular type of wedding ring and are often customized by using a unique or modern metal.
An eternity ring, sometimes called an infinity ring, is a band that is encrusted with diamonds or other precious stones. A full-eternity ring features a continuous circle of stones while a half-eternity ring has only the upper side of the ring adorned with stones.
Diamond Solitaire Rings
The most popular type of ring is the diamond solitaire. This is a timeless and elegant classic style featuring a single diamond set in a simple band. Diamond solitaires are usually used for the engagement and then paired with one of the above rings on the wedding day.
What’s Trending in Wedding Rings
The most popular style of wedding ring right now is the halo setting. This type of ring has a diamond in the center with smaller diamonds surrounding it. Halo rings are very popular because they make the center diamond look larger than it actually is.
Pavé rings are similar to solitaire rings, but they have multiple small diamonds set into the band. This creates a sparkly and glamorous look.
Two-Tone Wedding Rings
Two-tone metals are also very popular right now. This type of ring features two different metals, usually white and yellow gold, platinum and silver, or rose gold and yellow gold. Two-tone wedding rings are popular because they add an extra element of interest to the ring without being too over the top.
Rose Gold Rings
Rose gold has been trending for a few years now and it shows no signs of stopping! Rose gold is a beautiful pinkish/gold color that looks great with all skin tones. If you are looking for something a little different than traditional yellow gold, rose gold is a great option.
Colored Gemstone Rings
More and more couples are choosing to add a pop of color to their wedding rings with colored gemstones. Sapphires, rubies, and emeralds are all popular choices, and adding a colored gemstone is a great way to add some personality to your wedding ring.
How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Ring
Wedding rings are more than just a piece of jewelry – they are a symbol of your love and commitment to each other. For many couples, their wedding rings are the only piece of jewelry they wear every day. Because of this, it is important to choose a ring that you will be comfortable wearing every day.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for your wedding ring:
Consider your Lifestyle
If you work with your hands, you may want to choose a ring that is comfortable to wear every day. If you have allergies, you will want to make sure the material of the ring will not irritate your skin.
Think About What Style Best Suits You
Do you prefer simple and classic jewelry, or do you like something more flashy? Your wedding ring should reflect your personal style.
Set a Budget
Wedding rings can be very expensive, so it’s important to set a budget before you start shopping. Once you know how much you can afford to spend, you can narrow down your options and find the perfect ring within your price range.
Hopefully, now you can eliminate some types of wedding rings that won’t work for you and ones that aren’t your top faves. Once you know which rings you don’t like you can start to focus on the ones you do like and work with a shorter list of options.
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