What kind of wedding band style do you want?
Choosing the kind of wedding band you want can be determined by a multitude of factors; we thought we would share some of the more important factors when buying a wedding band here with you.
- Price: A diamond-studded wedding band is more expensive. Also, material costs differ, see below.
- Wear and tear: A diamond-studded wedding band tends to look better as it ages as diamonds almost never get dull. A plain band will scratch over time and can use some expert refurbishment after a few years. However, wedding ring refurbishments are available at low costs at a local jeweler. For information on diamond quality read our Diamond guide.
- Lifestyle: Does your job or your lifestyle require a lot of handy work? If so we recommend either a low set diamond band or a plain metal ring. Prongs can be vulnerable, and with harsh wear and tear, diamonds can come loose and fall out.
Do you want matching rings with your partner?
Choose your material
Think again, you gonna wear it forever
There are a few things we’d like to stretch out to you when buying a wedding band, simply to make you think it through:
- Is the wedding band comfortably enough for me to wear it on a daily basis?
- Do my partner and I want matching wedding bands?
- Does the wedding band fit to my engagement ring?
- Will I still like the chosen design in 10 years?
- Does the colour suit my taint?
- Does the wedding ring work with my lifestyle?
Size it right
Most of you won’t take your wedding ring of through the seasons. Thus, finding the right size is even more important. Some exceptions would be weightlifting with your ring or if you’re working in the medical sector with a wedding band. Here you might consider a slightly bigger size to take the wedding band on and off. A chain for your wedding band might be a great idea for such cases as well, in order to keep the wedding band on you at all times. Let us help you with our size guide.
Check the quality of a wedding ring
Make sure to check for the quality of your wedding band. There should always be two marks. One for the manufacturer's trademark and a quality mark for the material of your wedding band.
Treat your ring well
We also put together some tips on how to treat your real gold or platin pieces, in our fine jewelry care guide.