Choosing a Wedding Band

The concept of wedding rings is as old as love itself. It dates back to at least 6000 BC, which is where the earliest discovered wedding rings come from. They were worn by the ancient Egyptians to signify the promise of eternal love and companionship. Choosing a wedding ring is a difficult task. Especially today, when there is so much choice. Our experience has taught us that you/you best start by defining what is most important to you. It can be a design, a sentiment, a place, or just something you stumbled upon on Pinterest. We see our job as simply supporting you to sort out your thoughts and find the right ring for you Our second piece of advice is to choose or design a wedding ring that you will be excited to wear and look at for a lifetime. Easier said than done, that's why we try to help you with our little wedding ring guide and our experience in making wedding rings. Don't hesitate to contact us for more help. There is nothing better for us than helping you find your perfect wedding band. n

What kind of wedding band do you want?

Choosing the style of wedding ring can be determined by a variety of factors; we have summarized some of the more important factors when buying a wedding ring:

  • Price: a diamond wedding ring is more expensive. The cost of materials also varies here, which we will discuss below.
  • Wear and tear: a diamond wedding ring tends to look better with age, as diamonds almost never dull. A plain ring will scratch over time, but can be professionally refurbished after a few years. Wedding ring refurbishments are available at low cost from a local jeweler. For more information on diamond quality, check out our diamond guide or our diamond blog post.
  • Lifestyle: Does your job or lifestyle require a lot of manual labor? If so, we recommend either a low-set diamond ring or a plain ring. Claws can be delicate, and with heavy wear, diamonds can come loose and fall out.

Want matching wedding rings to go with your partner?

It is always very nice to have a connecting element to your partner's wedding ring. Certainly, it does not have to be the exact same design. It can also be the material and color used, the motif or even just the engraving. In any case, we recommend matching the width of the wedding ring to your hand (ring size and length of fingers). The same ring design on a finger of size 47 or 70 will look different. We usually recommend that the width of a wedding ring should be changed proportionally to the size of your hand. If you choose the same shape of the wedding ring, we recommend that you choose the color and material that you like best. Since you will be wearing the wedding ring every day, choose a material that fits your lifestyle.

The material of the wedding ring

The first step in choosing a wedding ring material is to choose between platinum and gold. There are two main options on which to base the decision: Color and Budget. Choose a color for your wedding band that matches your hue. Bolder colors like 18k (750) yellow/rose gold often look better if you have a more vibrant complexion, and lighter colors like 14k (585) yellow/rose gold go wonderfully with paler or lighter complexions. However, at the end of the day, it's all about making sure you're comfortable with the color. We also recommend matching the material of the wedding band to the engagement ring if both rings are worn on the same hand. Traditionally, different cultures and countries have different customs as to which hand the wedding ring is worn on. For example, in Germany, India, Norway or Poland, the wedding ring is traditionally worn on the right hand. In Italy, Great Britain, France and most American countries, wedding rings are worn on the left hand. But: none of this is a must today, you decide! If you decide to go with white for the wedding ring, we recommend considering platinum. Platinum is the most valuable material and platinum is stronger than gold. Unlike white gold, it retains its color. White gold turns a little yellow with age. This looks great if you like that effect, but is important to know to avoid surprises. For more information on the pros and cons of wedding ring materials, check out our materials guide.chland

Better think again, you will wear the wedding ring forever

Once again, here is a summary of the wedding ring guide. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is the wedding band comfortable enough for me to wear every day?
  • Do my partner and I want matching wedding bands?
  • Does the wedding band match my engagement ring?
  • Will I still like the design I choose in 10 years?
  • Does the color match my complexion, hair color, etc.?
  • Does the ring match my existing jewelry? Or is it not supposed to?
  • Does the wedding ring fit my lifestyle?

Choose the right ring size

Most consistently wear their wedding ring throughout the year. This makes it all the more important to find the right size. Some exceptions where we recommend taking the wedding band off would be sports, such as weight lifting with the ring, or if you work in the medical field with a wedding band. Here we would consider a slightly larger size to be able to take the wedding band on and off. A chain for your wedding band might also be a good idea for cases like this, to keep the wedding band with you at all times. More about this in our size guide.

Check the quality of the wedding ring

Pay attention to the quality of the wedding band before you buy it. There should always be two marks (mostly inside the ring). One for the manufacturer's brand and one quality mark for the material of the wedding ring. For example, 585 for 585 gold.

Treat your ring well

We've also put together some tips for treating your real gold or platinum ring in our guide to caring for solid gold jewelry.