Typically, you don’t have much choice when it comes to choosing your diamond engagement ring. You can drop hints to your partner in the hopes that they will choose the right one for you, and trust that they will do their research and buy one that you’ll love.
After experiencing the surprise and joy of the engagement, you’ll then have to start planning your wedding. It’s all exciting, but also can be a bit stressful and a lot of work. One of the things on your mind might be what kind of wedding bands you and your spouse will have.
Questions to Ask
When choosing wedding bands ask yourself some of the following questions:
- Do you want you and your partner’s rings to match?
- Will your band match your engagement ring?
- What colour gold do you want?
- How thin or thick will the ring be?
Because you will be wearing your engagement and wedding ring at the same time daily, you need to consider these questions carefully. While many people like their bands to match with their partner’s, they also want to make sure that it fits well with their engagement ring – which makes sense.
Consider Custom Designs
The easy solution to this conundrum is to design custom wedding rings that not only matches your engagement ring but will also suit the taste of both you and your partner so that you two can match as well.
There are a number advantages to this option, including being able to have your band custom designed to fit in perfectly with your ring. This is especially important if it has a unique shape (like if it has is a bypass style or is semi-mounted).
If the two pieces don’t fit together properly, you risk them rubbing together and damaging each other. There’s also the possibility that the band will not fit underneath your gemstone and it will create an awkward space between the two pieces.
By choosing custom design, a jeweller can work with you to ensure that your band will match perfectly with your engagement ring and that they will fit together comfortably and nicely. They can also work with your partner to create a piece that not only pairs well with yours but that will uniquely express their personality as well.
Tips on Custom Design
It all starts with choosing the right jeweller – check out their reviews and social media accounts to get a feel of how people have responded to their work. You should also be able to see a custom gallery of what they’ve done in the past.
When working with them, they’ll be able to give you advice on what kind of design to choose. Typically, though, you’ll want to stick with the same gold colour that your original piece is (whether rose gold, white gold, or yellow gold). And if your engagement ring is large, you’ll want a thinner band that way your finger isn’t overburdened.
There are numerous factors to consider – make sure you ask your jeweller if you have any questions!