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A Guide to Wedding Rings

A Guide to Wedding Rings

Your wedding day is a unique and special occasion, as well as the start of a new chapter. Nothing reflects this better than your rings. The symbolism of a wedding ring, like the love you share with your new spouse, is unending. You’re going to be wearing these rings for the rest of your life! So, you’ll want to make sure you find ones which you’re happy with.

To help you find the perfect rings, we’ve put together a handy guide...

Metals

To start with, it’s important to think about what kind of metal you want your rings to be made from. There are a lot of different ones to consider, from traditional precious metals such as Gold and Silver, to newer metals such as Titanium and Zirconium.

Factors such as durability and price are important to consider, as well as look and feel. Different carats and finishes will offer different traits, so it’s always helpful to speak to a friendly jeweller.

Styles

The next thing to decide is what style of ring you want. There are simple and elegant band designs, or those which are more elaborate. This is all down to personal taste, although it’s always useful to get a second opinion - and it doesn’t hurt if your partner likes it too!

You may want to choose matching rings as a symbol of your union. Alternatively, you might wish to go for different designs which are more personal to you. There’s no right or wrong choice, so speak with your partner and decide on an approach.

Stones

The final element to bear in mind is the stone. Not all wedding bands involve stones but they are a popular, extra option. This decision will depend partially on the metal and style of the ring. However, there are still plenty of options available to make the rings that bit more special.

Whilst diamonds are an ever-popular choice, there are lots of options. Why not go for a birthstone, reflecting the month when you and your partner met or marking a birthday or anniversary? These are special touches which can make your wedding rings that bit more symbolic.

That's all there is to it!

Those are the main considerations when looking for your wedding rings. The best thing to do is to speak to a jeweller about some of the potential choices and find the right one for you and your partner.

Pride Guide is full of great ideas for LGBTQ+ couples, as well as being the best place to find inclusive suppliers and venues.

Written by: Rory Lemmon

With a BA in Journalism from the University of Winchester, Rory is an experienced writer and researcher. Keeping on top of wedding trends and traditions, Rory ensures all the content on Guides for Brides and its sister sites are up to date and relevant for couples and businesses alike.

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