One of the most important souvenirs of marriage and of your wedding day, a wedding ring is something that will stay with you for life, making it all the more vital that you find the perfect wedding ring before the big day.
Director of national jewellery chain F Hinds Andrew Hinds offers up some top advice for those planning on purchasing their wedding rings.
The right metal is the most vital element to get right, according to Andrew. The metal of the wedding rings should match that of the engagement ring to prevent one wearing down the other over time – gold wedding rings should match gold engagement rings, for example. This doesn’t mean to say that your ring will never wear down at all however, as rings may lose their layer of rhodium, which gives a brighter sheen to platinum and white gold. This can however be easily reapplied by any jeweller.
Buyers should also choose carefully when considering whether to get their rings engraved – they are best for those who don’t regularly engage in manual labour, where the ring is less likely to undergo wear and tear, making the engravement pattern on the ring fade.
One last thing that buyers need to get right is the size, and it is recommended that both bride and groom try on their wedding ring of choice in the shop. Getting the correct ring size measurement is key, as jewellers have no legal right to provide a refund come the wedding day when the wedding ring doesn’t fit. Those currently dieting to fit into their dream wedding outfit should hold off buying their rings for as long as possible, in order to best ensure that the wedding ring will fit on the day.
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