Wedding Ring Guide

After a flurry of engagements over the festive season we are now well into the wedding planning season. Often the engagement ring is fretted and mulled over for months before selecting the perfect ring for your partner, but the wedding ring can often be an afterthought. As a piece of jewellery, you’ll wear for the rest of your life it would certainly pay to spend some more time considering the perfect wedding ring.

Your wedding ring is something that you’ll want to wear for the rest of your life, so it’s got to be perfect! Whether you want a traditional band, to partner your engagement ring or something more unique, follow our top tips and learn how to choose the perfect style for you.

Choosing the precious metal is a good place to start. There are various metals available, with different styles and properties which may suit each person differently depending on their lifestyles and character.

Selecting the right material…Yellow gold is a great choice for the more traditional bride and groom, however be careful on the type of gold chosen. 22ct gold is considered too soft for general day to day life demands. 18ct through to 9ct gold is hardier and less likely to mark. White Gold is often plated with rhodium to enhance their appearance but quickly wears off, however to can be re-applied. Platinum wedding rings are very popular amongst modern couples. This whitish metal is very tough and stands up very well to the day to day wear and tear. It’s both rarer then gold and more hard wearing, extremely hardwearing but at a price. Titanium is strikingly different in colour, scratch resistant and very light material, again very popular amongst modern couples.

After selecting the band material, you may wish to consider the shape of your wedding rings. If you want the band to compliment the engagement ring it’s important that they sit well together. To make your choices easier many of Whittles Jewellers engagement rings now come with an accompanying wedding ring. We also have an array of diamond set wedding rings which are becoming more fashionable and are commonly found in ladies wedding rings, however do not discount the groom. Diamond wedding rings are a favourite with men too as a way of remembering someone who is close to their heart.

This article provides an insight into the range of wedding rings and their make-up to help you make an informed choice… however we feel you should make your selection from your heart.

From contemporary and casual to more traditional and classical, Whittles Jewellers have the perfect wedding ring for you.


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