The wedding bands and engagement rings you choose will be one of the most enduring pieces of your wedding day. Not only are they an important element of becoming married, but they are also a long-lasting symbol of your love and commitment. Therefore, you’ll want to choose jewelry that is timeless and high quality. Ultimately, you’ll also want to be an educated consumer who knows what you’re getting for your hard earned money.
There are several ways to pick an engagement ring. Since she’ll be wearing it for the rest of her life, you’ll want to make sure you get it right. One option is to propose without an engagement ring, and then go to pick it out together. While this is a sure way to know that she’ll like the ring, some people feel this robs the engagement ring of some of its romance.
They may prefer to bring her best friend or mother shopping with them, or have a romantic date of preview shopping for the ring. Another option is to study what kind of jewelry she wears – from what kind of metal, to whether it’s contemporary or classic, even perhaps borrow a ring to take with you to the jewelry store, which will also help you know her ring size.
Follow your instincts with the look and design of your ring, while asking yourself if it will be a design you’ll be comfortable wearing every day for the rest of your life. The traditional plain gold wedding band will be in style for years to come. If that’s too plain for you, consider a beaded edge or an engraved style. For a more bling look, you can use channel diamond setting for this. Ultimately, choose a wedding band that you feel is expressive of your style and personality.