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 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.