The festive period and New Year herald a flurry of engagements. Christmas Eve is officially the most popular time to propose, according to Harper’s Bazaar. After getting down on one knee to present your engagement ring, you might think that the hard work is over in terms of wedding jewellery shopping.
You’d be wrong. The truth is, picking the right wedding bands is just as important as the engagement ring. Your choice of band will play a part of you big day, and act as a timeless reminder of your union. It pays to spend some time finding the perfect rings.
However, with the sheer number of options available, the search can become a little overwhelming. Here at Leez Priory, we work hard to help you achieve perfection on your wedding day. In this blog post, our dedicated team take you through the dos and don’ts of wedding band shopping so you can find the rings that are oh-so-you.
Choose your materials wisely
Everyone has their own preference for wedding band material choice. Traditionally, yellow gold reigned supreme for couples of all ages. White gold and platinum are popular contemporary options, renowned for their durability and versatility. Rose gold is another metal making a comeback on the wedding band scene, although it is eclipsed by titanium. Like white gold and platinum, titanium wedding bands are built to last. They provide a strikingly different colour, and their lightweight feel is often said to be more comfortable.
Zirconium, black zirconium and tungsten carbide are all available too, and in a variety of original designs.
Take a hint from your engagement ring
The material and design of your engagement ring will often dictate the material and design of your wedding band. Many couples are trying to mix and match, recognising that they chose their rings and bands to serve different functions.
Taking a hint from your engagement ring in regards to its width is recommended, however. Most engagement rings need little help to get noticed, so make sure both take pride of place. When considering the design of your wedding band, think about longevity. This wedding band is likely to be with you for the next 40 or so years. Steer away from more ‘current’ looks.
Complement your partner’s wedding band
What better way to represent your matrimony than by coordinating wedding bands! Mywedding offers some words of wisdom about synchronising with your fiancé:
“If you want your wedding band to perfectly complement his band, talk to your jeweler about matching sets. If you have significantly different taste and you want a rose gold band while he wants black titanium, that’s completely fine too! Discussing the options will help you both find rings you will love.”
Coordinating your wedding band with your partner’s will also look great on those wedding photos!