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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Rings

Two gold wedding rings balanced one on top of the other

The wedding ring, as a circle it has no beginning or end and therefore represents infinity. Endless, eternal – how love should be.

Attributed by some to the Romans and by others to the Egyptians – the ring is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand. It was believed the vein in this finger lead directly to the wearers heart and was therefore called the “Veina Amoris” (the vein of love).

Choosing the correct finger size and comfortable fit –

A wedding ring is one of the few items of jewellery that will last a lifetime.

Always get your fingers measured at the jewellers, professionally. Listen to their advice about fit and style, especially if you are not used to wearing rings. Your ring size can change depending on external factors, such as time of day, outside temperature and overall health. The best time to have your finger measured is mid to late afternoon.

Rings that have a slight rounding on the inside tend to be comfortable as there are no sharp edges which may cut into your finger.

Which metal is right for you ? –

Think about your work, hobbies and lifestyle, as well as your preferences when choosing the colour of your ring.

Platinum is the hardest wearing of white metals, but if this is outside your budget then palladium makes a good alternative.

If looking at a gold ring, then ideally it should be 18ct as this is more durable than 9ct and less likely to cause a skin reaction.

For the groom, a good choice is Titanium. As it is a lighter metal it is a great idea for those not used to wearing a ring as it is less cumbersome.

Timescale –

Start looking for your wedding rings at least 2 to 3 months before your wedding date, especially if you are having them custom made as once the design is chosen they can take up to 8 weeks for delivery. Make sure to try your rings on when you collect them to make sure the fit is right and they sit comfortably on your fingers. Now is also a good time to have your engagement ring polished so that both look stunning on your wedding day.

Wedding ring to suit engagement ring –

Always make sure your wedding ring is the same metal as your engagement ring, this ensures even wear when they are next to each other on your finger.

The two rings should be the same depth so there is no step between them.

With such important symbols of your love and commitment to each other you may like to read our blog post "How To Care For Your Engagement & Wedding Rings"

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