In the not so distant past, it seemed like just about everyone had the same style wedding ring. Both the engagement and the wedding bands were pretty similar between most couples – a plain yellow gold band for him and her, and a yellow gold engagement ring with a round diamond. Things have started to change, though, and thank goodness for that! Each couple is unique in their personality, their style, and their love. The rings they chose to symbolize their love and devotion should reflect these unique aspects of their relationship. If you are in the market to buy wedding rings, what should you look for to make sure you find something truly special?
The Engagement Ring – It all starts with this ring, for there would be no marriage without a proposal. You will want to look for something that will fit her – is she classy, elegant, and graceful? Is she a hipster? Is she a hopeless romantic? Is she, perhaps, a combination of all three? Whatever her style and personality – there is a ring for her. Helpful tip – think about the type of jewelry she already wears. Does she not wear a lot of jewelry? If that’s the case, you may want to find a ring that is a bit daintier. Are her hands small or a bit larger? The size of her hand can determine the size of the stone and setting that will look best on her. If all else fails, talk to a friend that knows your loved one’s style really well.
The Wedding Bands – Gone are the days when his and her wedding bands had to match 100%. Gone are the days, too, of the yellow gold wedding band being the only option. Now if this is what you’re looking for – that’s great! It’s a classic design. The point is, though, that it’s not the only option available to you. Wedding bands nowadays are much more individualized, so you can find something that fits the personality of you both as well as the personality of your relationship. First off, you can choose the type of metal you want as well as the color of the metal. Second, you can also choose your own diamonds and have them placed in a setting of your choice instead of simply buying a done for you ring. Add some colored diamonds or other gemstones for added flare or as a symbol of some part of your relationship, perhaps the birthstones of you both.
There are so many more options out there for engagement and wedding rings than there used to be. Find something that speaks to the uniqueness of you and your partner!