Choosing a wedding ring is an extremely personal decision with the goal of wearing the ring for decades to come. Some couples prefer matching bands but many choose rings that express their personal, individual style. The best way to choose a band is to put them right on your hand and see what speaks to you.
Here is some advice to help guide you to the right ring:
When setting your overall wedding budget, be sure to include wedding rings. Seeing as you’ll be wearing your wedding rings forever, it would be nice to spend a little bit more than you would compared to your regular jewellery.
Try Something Different
You may love the idea of a braided rose gold ring or a diamond eternity band, but once you get to the store, try some rings that aren’t on your inspiration board. Chat with the jeweler, then let them make suggestions based on what you like and don’t rule anything out. Just like with wedding dresses, you may end up loving something you never thought you would. Wear it around the store for a few minutes and while you have it on, try writing and texting as a comfort test.
Size It Right
Most people rarely take off their wedding bands; they wear them through summers, winters, exercise, pregnancies—all times when your fingers swell and contract from heat, cold, water retention or weight gain. To find the right size that will best weather all of those changes, schedule your final ring fitting at a time when you’re calm and your body temperature is normal. That means you should never finalize first thing in the morning (you retain water from the night before), right after you’ve exercised (fingers swell) or when you’re extremely hot or cold (which can cause your hands to expand and shrink).
Comfort is Key
Your jeweller will have a special ring size guide so that you can measure exactly what size your wedding rings will need to be ordered in. The size of your finger may change over the years, but having your wedding ring re-sized is always an option in the future.