A wedding ring is of a great importance because it symbolizes your marriage. It is something that you’re going to wear for the rest of your life, so it ought to be perfect.
- The kind of ring you want.
Do you want a diamond, gemstone, gold or a platinum ring? Do you want just a simple wedding ring or a decorated one from somewhere fancy? Well, this will depend on your choice. You don’t have to worry, just take your time and choose one which you like and one which you won’t regret buying because this is something that you’ll wear on a daily basis and you’ve just to love it. I spent a while looking at all my friends’ and families’ wedding rings, plus lots of window shopping online, but in the end I got great advice from my wedding organizer: Hitched Portugal wedding planner. They told me about a local shop in The Algarve and the selection was ideal, plus the prices were far lower than from major jewellers.
- Searching for the ring
Now that you have the basic idea of the kind of ring you want, the next thing is to try to search for it. You have to give yourself some ample time in searching for the right ring. You need to give yourself at least two months before the wedding date because you need to browse, research and compare the prices. And there are some rings which need engraving which require much time, so you’ve to consider this too.
You already have the ring you want, what next? The quality check! Yes, is it a ring which even in the next 20 years will still look better or if it’s exposed to too much water it will be damaged? You can also check the manufacturer’s trademark and the quality mark to see if it’s at per with quality standards.
You have to allocate a certain percentage of the wedding budget for the wedding ring. If you’re working on a tight budget then you can set aside at least two percent for the ring, but it’s always nice to spend a little bit more on your wedding ring than on your regular jewelry because this is something that you’ll wear for the rest of your life and it’s of great significance.
- The Right size.
Since a majority of people rarely take their wedding rings off; they wear them throughout the winter, summer, during pregnancies and even during exercise, it is very important to choose the right size.
Fingers swell as a result of weight gain, heat or cold so to help you choose the right size, it is advisable to go for the ring fitting when you are calm and the temperature is normal.
- Your profession matters too
This might not sound obvious but yes! The kind of work you do matters too when buying a wedding ring. Those who are into sports should choose a slim ring with rounded edges, those who are very active can go for the platinum which is very durable and doesn’t wear away easily. People whose work is a bit lighter and doesn’t require much effort can choose gemstones.
In Conclusion, you don’t need to give too much emphasis on the ring because you’re not marrying the ring; you’re marrying your partner.
Just consider these two factors when buying the ring:
- Are you comfortable with the ring?
- Do you love it?