CHOOSING A WEDDING RING
Choosing a wedding ring can seem like a particularly daunting task, especially for a lot of men who may have no experience in trying on or wearing rings. Being very aware of that, we will ease the decision making process for you by breaking the different aspects of rings down.
All of our wedding rings are made to order so your ring is right for you. After all, you will be wearing it for many a year to come!
Do you prefer a curved or a flat profile? This refers to how it looks on the outside. If you like straight lines, or an engineered look, you will probably opt for a ring that is flat on the outside, whereas if you prefer a softer look, the curved profile is the one for you.
We always recommend that customers choose a comfort fit on the inside of their wedding ring. This is a curved, smooth profile on the inside which allows for a better fit (as it is easier to push over the knuckle) and it makes the ring very comfortable to wear.
There are various things to consider when choosing the metal: colour, weight, durability and price. Have a look at the metal options here.
Different coloured metals suit different skin tones. While white gold can look very fresh, cool and crisp, yellow and rose gold can complement pale Irish skin, particularly in a matte finish. Titanium is darker colour. Trying different rings on will help with the colour choice.
A high polish finish is more shiny or reflective, while a matte finish is understated and doesn’t reflect or catch the light so much. In the shop you can see both options and decide which one you prefer.
Please do note that over time matte finishes polish up with general wear, while a high polish finish dulls down slightly.
If you’re looking for something different, your ring can have a hammered or textured finish.
Typically, a lady’s wedding ring will be made to be worn with an engagement ring. A few details to remember when choosing this ring:
- The metal the wedding ring is made from should be the same carat as the engagement ring. Different metals will wear down at different speeds over long periods of time, so you want to minimise this as much as possible.
- Do try on wedding rings when looking at engagement rings – they need to work seamlessly together, and independently.
- A wedding ring with diamonds set into it can look incredible, but do make sure that it complements the engagement ring, and doesn’t overshadow it. Remember – less can be more!
- Sometimes a straight edged wedding ring won’t sit flush beside your engagement ring. If necessary, a shaped ring can be made to fit snuggly. Nevertheless, do consider how the wedding ring will look without the engagement ring, as well as vice versa. A shaped band may push you towards always wearing the two rings together – that may be what you have in mind, but it’s still worth consideration!
- Try on your wedding ring on its own. It needs to work as a stand-alone piece as well as with the engagement ring. Make sure you’re more than happy with it by itself – you may choose not to wear your engagement ring every day, so it is important that your wedding band works well as an independent piece.
There are so many choices when it comes to engraving. The most common is a simple engraving such as first names and the date but so much more is possible! A signature, a fingerprint, a small drawing… for more information click here.
As you can see there is a lot of choice when it comes to finding your perfect wedding ring. You can browse our collections here or call in store to try them on and we’d be happy to advise on the best choice for you!