When it comes to wedding, there are several things that have to be taken care of. Most families/couples make a checklist that includes items such as preparing the guest list, looking for a caterer, shopping for the perfect wedding dress, hiring a wedding planner, booking a photographer, and a lot more. All of these are absolutely necessary to put together a memorable wedding.
But make sure you also include the item ‘choosing a perfect wedding ring.
Its important to give some thought to selecting a wedding ring; after all its the wedding band that binds the couple together and will be worn by the bride and groom for their entire married life. So its important that you choose something that the couple will not get tired of wearing.
When it comes to choosing a wedding ring, you need to decide on the metal and of course the. Here are the more popular material types for wedding rings.
Gold Wedding Rings
The materials from which wedding rings can be made of have evolved through the years. However, the most popular are still those made from classic 14K or 18K yellow gold. Gold rings remain to be very popular both for wedding and engagement.
Wedding rings made from white gold are also gaining popularity, it being very stylish-looking and exuding a very modern aura. Also, white gold goes well with other silver and platinum jewelry, as well as with most clothing fabric.
Platinum Wedding Rings
Platinum being one of the hardest metals is also a very suitable material for a wedding ring. For one, it is very durable and therefore will endure wear and tear for a very long time. Platinum wedding rings may also be a symbol for enduring love that is if couple wanted a romantic twist in picking a wedding ring.
Platinum rings look very similar with rings made of white gold looks very stylish and elegant. However, platinum wedding rings are the most expensive, but if the couple considers the fact that it is something that will last them a lifetime, then the cost probably would not really matter.
Titanium Wedding Rings
Titanium is a popular material especially for wedding rings for men. It is light, long lasting, and is not as expensive as platinum. Titanium wedding rings are similar to white gold rings in appearance. The only different is that titanium wedding rings are so light you can hardly feel it when worn on your finger.
Wedding Ring Styles
Besides the metal, there are several wedding ring styles that you can choose from. You get the the traditional plain bands, the more elaborate ones with beaded edges. There are also the modern designs of two-tone wedding bands. Wedding rings engraved with ancient knot work are also quite popular. Solitaire rings with a precious stone are also classic designs for wedding bands.
Choosing the Right One
Besides the above, there are more factors on which your choice of ring can depend. At times, the bride may want to match her wedding ring with the engagement ring. This will matter especially is she wants to wear both rings on the same hand.
If budget is a constraint, decide foremost your budget and then decide on the metal. Also, its better to choose something that complements your clothes and other jewelry that you usually wear. Most importantly, you should choose a wedding ring that you’re most comfortable wearing.
Good luck on your wedding ring shopping!