Choosing your wedding ring can be a daunting task. You may have no idea what you want, or exactly what you want, but that does not mean that there aren’t important considerations to take into account before you purchase this piece of jewellery that will be with you for a lifetime.
All in all, you will want a ring that is comfortable, timeless and suitable for your lifestyle. Size, metal, pattern, stone, cut and shape are all equally important considerations when it comes to choosing your wedding ring.
Find the perfect style & shape for your wedding ring
Ensuring that you are buying the correct sized and shaped wedding ring is especially important if you are buying with the intention to wear with your engagement ring.
If your engagement ring has a diamond, as is traditional, it will typically not sit well against a straight-edged wedding ring. You may therefore require a shaped (or fitted) ring. These can be bought off the shelf on our website if you have a clear idea of what you need. We also provide free home appointments for this exact reason. We provide a unique measuring service that allows us to take exact dimensions from your current engagement ring and be able to create a shaped wedding ring that compliments it perfectly. Unlike most jewellers, we are even able to do this without taking your ring away!
N.B. We do also offer this service for customers who buy from our online store, and in this case we will need your engagement ring for 4 days.
Symmetry between your engagement ring and wedding ring is the desired effect here. And as we women spend a considerable time admiring our rings, this is very important! Therefore choosing a shaped wedding ring from Goldfinger Rings may be the perfect solution.
Did you know that you can get numerous styles of plain and patterned wedding bands? If you look along the circumference of your ring you may notice a subtle shape around the edges.
- D Shaped
- Flat Top Court
These shapes have subtle, but important differences. We offer all of these shapes on almost all rings on our site. If you would like more information on what might be best for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Choosing the perfect wedding ring material
It is a general rule that you should choose the same metal as your engagement ring, when buying your wedding band. But why?
It is important for colours to match not only in colour, but also in hardness. This is especially important as teaming a harder metal ring with a softer one, will cause increased wear and damage.
Suitable materials for your wedding ring:
Gold – gold is a traditional choice, as it’s style seems to be timeless. However, gold is a soft metal and therefore susceptible to damage such as scratches. Gold metals are therefore made in combination with other materials, to harden the ring. The amount of gold within the ring is measured using ‘Carats’. Therefore, the more carats a gold ring has, the softer it will be.
Silver – Silver is a less common choice, but can be practical as it can be significantly cheaper than other metals. However, silver is softer than gold in general, so the ring will sustain damage over a long period of time.
Palladium – Palladium is one of the rarest metals available. However, it is a fantastic, desirable choice for a wedding ring due to its light weight, and durability. It does not require any other alloy due to its natural strength, and will remain in near perfect condition for many years.
Platinum – Platinum gives a beautiful finish, with a colour similar to silver or white gold. Platinum is a popular choice for a wedding ring as it is less vulnerable to everyday wear and tear.
We also offer 'Two Colour' rings on our site, which can be a beautiful alternative to a plain band.
You may also want to choose matching bands for both you and your partner, so thinking about a metal that is suitable for both of your lifestyles is very important.
These are just a few considerations you need to think about when researching and buying your wedding rings. If you would like to speak to one of our experts about choosing a metal, style, shape, size, design, stone or anything else, please contact us on 0207 405 75900207 405 7590, or email email@example.com. Or select a ready made ring from our online selection.
We have over 40 years experience in hand crafting all kinds of jewellery, and our experts will be able to help you with any enquiry.
If you are looking to create your own bespoke ring, or have any specific requirements, we also offer this service.