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3 Top Tips For Shopping For Wedding Rings

Your engagement is likely to be an incredibly exciting time as you get ready and plan for marrying the most important person in your life. There are so many things to think about when you’re planning a wedding, so let’s take a little of the stress out for you by helping you to choose the perfect wedding rings. Just follow our top tips to make sure you make the right choice for you and your partner.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

As with every other step of the wedding planning, you will need to allow yourself plenty of time so you can be confident that you have the rings sorted in time for the big day. Two to three months should be enough, but if you’re unsure of the type of ring you want or you would like to add engravings, it’s best to start even earlier.

Not only will this help to ensure a stress-free ring shopping experience, it will also allow you to try out plenty of different styles so you can be sure that you pick the perfect wedding ring. As it can be such a big and important purchase, many couples will find that they need to shop around for a little while before committing to one ring, so the more time you allow yourself, the better.

Consider the Engagement Ring

So far, your engagement ring is likely to be the most important item of jewellery you own, so the wedding band should complement it. There are a few things to consider to make sure that your wedding ring complements your engagement ring, such as:

  • Band metal
  • Band width
  • Gemstones

If you have an engagement ring with a large stone or a stone with a pear or marquise cut, you may need to consider a wedding band that is shaped with this in mind. A band such as this Wishbone wedding ring from H. Hogarth Jewellers is shaped in a way that would allow a larger diamond or gemstone to sit comfortably alongside the ring.

Work With Each Other

Getting married means that you and your partner will be a team, so get in some practice when shopping for the wedding rings and work together. It’s important that you are both honest and open with your tastes and preferences so you can find something that works for the both of you.

However, this doesn’t mean that you need to choose identical rings. If you would like a delicate wedding band adorned with diamonds and your future husband would rather a sturdier titanium band with a matte finish, that’s fine! While you may not be choosing matching rings, you can still help each other out by discussing each other’s potential choices.

Choosing your wedding rings doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. In fact, by following our tips, we hope you will be able to have an exciting and fun experience with your partner as you find the perfect rings together.