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How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Ring

So, you’re engaged – congratulations! Now it’s time for the next big ring decision, choosing the perfect wedding ring. The list of considerations is quite different for selecting a wedding ring compared to an engagement ring. You should consider how the wedding rings complement the engagement ring and each other, and how it fits into your overall wedding budget.

To help you out, in this article we will talk through the design and pricing considerations for your dream wedding ring in Brisbane.

What Do Wedding Rings Symbolise?

Wearing wedding rings is an age-old tradition to symbolise your everlasting love and commitment to your partner. The gesture of exchanging wedding rings on your wedding day demonstrates your commitment to each other. By wearing your wedding ring every day after, you are telling the world that you are devoted to your beloved! 

How are wedding rings worn? Traditionally, wedding rings are worn on the ‘ring finger’ on the left hand, thought to be closest to your heart. For those with an engagement ring, it can be stacked above or traditionally below it as the ultimate symbol of love and marriage.

What Is the Difference Between an Engagement Ring and a Wedding Ring?

Sticking to tradition, an engagement ring is presented during the proposal and wedding rings are worn from the wedding ceremony onwards. Engagement rings are a dazzling gesture of affection and intent to marry, whereas wedding rings are a heartwarming gesture to represent the official commitment of marriage. Wedding rings are also usually worn by both partners, while only one of you may choose to wear an engagement ring.

Which Metals Are Best for Wedding Rings?

There are a variety of metals that you can choose from for your wedding ring. Your choice of metal may depend on your unique style, the metal of your engagement ring and your budget. Common metals for men’s wedding rings and wedding rings for women are gold and platinum.

Gold

Gold is a classic and timeless choice for your wedding ring. Its warm, premium look makes for an elegant wedding band. You can choose between a selection of gold colours including yellow gold, white gold and/or rose gold. You can even have a mix, with two-tone being a popular selection particularly for men. The colour of your gold ring will remain strong over time, however, it’s not as durable as other metals such as platinum.

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Platinum

Platinum has been a historically popular choice for wedding bands and jewellery for its aesthetic and durable properties. Its strength means that your wedding ring could last for generations to come. Platinum is white-silver in colour, hypoallergenic and shiny. Due to its high-quality, platinum can also be a pricier choice and is more difficult to resize.

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Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is one of the most affordable options for your wedding band. It provides a white-silver colour, however, is not as durable as other metals. Silver can tarnish, scratch and become misshapen with wear and tear. Silver is a great option to achieve a beautiful look for those on a budget, but will likely require replacement in the future.

How to Choose a Wedding Ring to Complement Your Engagement Ring

It’s important to find a wedding ring that sits beautifully with your engagement ring. Your wedding ring should also reflect your individual style and preferences. To do so, you should take into consideration the metals, design and gemstones used.

Choose a Metal

We recommend starting by selecting a metal for your wedding ring. Traditionally, wedding bands will be made of the same metal as your engagement ring. However, you may choose to mix and match metals for a unique look. A popular mixed metal choice is white gold with yellow or rose gold, which creates a striking contrast.

Select a Style

Once you’ve decided on a metal, it’s time to choose which style of wedding band you’re after. You could choose a classic wedding band style such as a flat, contoured or notched design. Or, you could put a modern twist on your wedding ring with a fancy style or unique design. You should also think about whether you’d like your wedding ring to sit flush against your engagement ring, or if you’re after a gap between the two.

Choose Your Gemstones

You may wish to opt for a minimal wedding band, which is solely crafted from metals. Or, you could embed gemstones or diamonds into your wedding ring for a glamorous aesthetic. It’s popular to opt for a diamond wedding ring to complement your diamond engagement ring. However, the type of gemstones to use is completely up to you!

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How Much Money Should You Spend on a Wedding Ring?

When it comes to men’s wedding rings and wedding rings for women, there’s no go-to rule for how much you should spend. Instead, you should consider your financial position and design preferences when coming up with a budget. Here at Diamondport, we can work with you to craft the wedding ring of your dreams within your budget.

Find a Wedding Ring You’ll Both Love Forever

The experts at Diamondport can help you to find the perfect wedding ring for you and your partner. Look no further for quality wedding rings in Brisbane, book a consultation today.

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