When it comes to choosing a wedding ring, the choices can seem limited. Gold or silver? But in reality, there is a huge selection out there, so we’ve come up with a few tips to help you pick the right wedding ring for you.
Choose the right material
Do you work a lot with your hands? Do you have a job or hobby that will eat up softer materials? Do you want gemstones in your ring?
These are some questions to consider before you commit to a material for your ring. The most durable materials are titanium and palladium, but they are also the most difficult to size, and can be expensive.
It’s also worth noting that even if the ring itself is strong, the inset materials may not be as strong. Wood or abalone tend to be a little more delicate. Tungsten and ceramic are nearly impossible to resize. Choose wisely.
Other materials include:
- Gold (including classic yellow, white or rose gold)
- Stainless steel
- Cobalt chrome
Pick a lasting design
No use in getting a ring if you can’t see yourself wearing it for a while. Timeless, minimal designs or styles you are very dedicated to tend to last the longest.
Think about thickness
Not only do you want the ring to fit, you want it to look good on your hand. Choose a thickness of band that suites your finger thickness and length. And keep in mind some design features, such as gem stones or certain engravings, will need a thicker band.
Get professionally sized
Sure, there are printer size bands and ways to do it at home, but go to a professional for a free fitting. Especially if you are interested in a ring material that cannot be resized. And yes, do this even if you think you know your ring size.