Everything You Need To Know Before You Go Wedding Ring Shopping

Everything You Need To Know Before You Go Wedding Ring Shopping


If you did a quick Google search for wedding rings, the sheer number of links you’d be greeted with may send your tail into a spin. Traditionally, wedding bands are plain, and they are made from silver, white gold or gold. However, these days, rings come in all shapes and sizes. If you don’t even know where to begin when it comes to choosing a ring, here’s everything you need to know about finding the perfect wedding rings.

You don’t have to go traditional

If you’re getting married, you may assume that you have to follow the flock and go for a traditional wedding band. However, the kind of ring you wear is really up to you. Many people prefer the simplicity of classic gold or silver bands, but if you fancy something different, there’s nothing to say you can’t have a ring with stones, a band made a combination of metals or a ring that isn’t the conventional shape. If you have a look around some jewellers or you do some research online, you’ll find everything from French wedding rings and understated bands to show-stopping diamond-encrusted rings. You can also customise your rings. If you have an idea in mind, you’re guaranteed to find a jeweller that will turn your vision into a reality.

You don’t have to pay premium prices

You may assume that you’ll pay a price depending on the material used and the carat value. However, you’d be wrong. There is actually a huge amount of difference in prices charged by stores and online retailers even when the rings are essentially the same. If you’re looking for an 18-carat gold wedding band, for example, you may find that the price of the ring varies by hundreds of pounds depending on where you look. If you find exactly the same ring, there’s no point in paying a premium. You may as well as save money and put it towards something else for the wedding.

Try before you buy

It may sound a little silly to suggest that you try wedding rings on before you buy, but it’s a really good idea. You may assume that you’ll know what the ring will look like from looking in the window or browsing online. But the reality is that rings can look very different when they’re actually on your finger. You may find that the band looks too bulky or big if you’ve got small hands or you may prefer a slightly finer band once you’ve seen the ring with your engagement ring. It won’t take long for you to try a few different styles on, and it’s always good to know what you love the ring you’re going to be wearing for the rest of your life.

If you’re going ring shopping, or you’re looking for ideas, bear these tips in mind. You’ll be wearing this band for a very long time, so it’s essential to get it right. Try some different styles for size, and choose a band that you love. You don’t have to go down the traditional route if you don’t want to. Once you’ve decided what you want, compare prices, and try the band on one final time before you commit.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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