Be prepared for one of the biggest days of your life!
Getting married is the most important decision you will ever make and making sure you choose the perfect wedding ring for the most perfect day of your life is also an important choice.
There are many different considerations to think about when deciding on the ring that you will wear for the rest of your life. Will it be a wedding ring encrusted with Diamonds or a Moissanite wedding ring? What precious metal will be used, Platinum or Gold? Will your wedding ring be plain, ornate or a combination of the two? The many alternatives available need to be well thought out to ensure you have the perfect wedding ring, after all it is going to be on your finger for a lifetime.
A plain wedding band, available in a variety of widths, are a popular choice for many, as are engraved wedding bands. However, some brides want to have a more unique wedding ring and choose to have a variety of stones set in, or around the wedding ring. Diamonds are a popular choice as they are the strongest, most durable and scratch resistant of precious stones, the hardest element on earth and therefore perfect for an item that is to be worn every day and withstand the rigours of years of wear. Diamonds are the most expensive stones to purchase but their price can vary depending on carat, cut, colour, clarity and shape. Usually dazzling white in appearance diamonds can be yellow, green, red, orange, pink, blue, and even black, but always spectacular.
Sapphires, Rubies or Emeralds can also be set in a wedding ring or a combination of different stones to create a unique piece of jewellery that can be universally admired. For those who are on a budget, but who still want a wedding ring that differs from the norm, happily less expensive gem options are available, such as Amethyst, Zircon, Tanzanite,Topaz, Citrine and Opal to name but a few. These gems can either be set all the way around a wedding band, or can be just along the top of the ring. An advantage of a full circle of stones around a wedding band is how spectacular they can look, however, a disadvantage is that a full stone wedding band can not be altered in the same way as a plain or half set stone wedding ring can be.
A finished wedding rings appearance can be totally transformed by using either White Gold, regular 18k Gold,Rose Gold or Platinum, so careful thought needs to be used when picking this element of the ring. Consideration also needs to be given to the durability element of the precious metal chosen. Platinum is the most expensive choice, but it is also the strongest, so is ideal for an item that is to be worn every day. White Gold needs to be erodium coated every couple of years so this should be taken into account before choosing this medium for your wedding ring.
An exquisite bride deserves a spectacular wedding ring.