How to choose the dream wedding ring? Here’s why a bespoke design may be for you
25th Aug 2017
Wedding season is in full swing, with a flurry of engagements and the melodic tap of wedding planning filling the air each day. We are certainly in prime wedding preparation territory and know that choosing the perfect wedding bands will be at the top of your to do list. A ring that will be worn forever requires a great deal of thought. Something that will sit flush against that dazzling engagement ring, of which many moments were spent deciding. Your wedding ring is the true ring of love, so it pays to spend some time finding the perfect wedding ring for you and your love. There are so many options when it comes to wedding ring design, whether you are looking for a traditional band or something slightly more fancy. The good news is that your wedding ring can be made to be as exclusive as you desire. Style When choosing your dream wedding ring style, we advise that your wedding ring metal matches that of your engagement ring. This works really well as the tone of the metal complements one another, and the toughness of the metal is the same level allowing them to sit side-by-side without damaging each other. When it comes to selecting a style of wedding ring, think of what type of design you are looking for - whether that be a simple plain band or a glitzy ring accented with diamonds, gemstones or a pattern. Have a think about what finish you would like, smooth or brushed are popular choices; ladies generally opt for an elegant smooth finish whilst the brush appeals to more men. If you have no idea what style or design of ring you want, then that’s when a social media platform like Pinterest can lend a helping hand. Scroll through beautiful designs until you find your dream ring! Remember, when you are having your bespoke ring made, you are the designer. [caption id="attachment_1105" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diamond Embellished Wedding Ring - £350[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1108" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Patterned Wedding Band - £195[/caption] Personal touches Personal touches can make a wedding band even more special. This could be anything from a hand engraved date or a handwritten quote delicately etched onto the inside or outside of the ring. Each little detail of your wedding ring can be unique to you. What is your budget? Like every other little detail of your wedding, having a budget to work towards is hugely important. Do a little bit of research on what your dream ring will cost. And bear in mind, you will be wearing this ring forever after. If you can’t find your dream ring on the highstreet then a bespoke design is inevitable. When we hear the word ‘bespoke’ we often think pricey, but this is not the case. A bespoke design can be created around your budget, and the best thing about opting for bespoke is you can specify exactly what you are looking for and how much you have to spend. Great news is, you will achieve your desired look without blowing the wedding budget. Do you want to match? Would you like your wedding ring to match your engagement ring exactly, or do you want your wedding band to complement one another allowing each ring to accentuate each other, bringing out the dazzling brilliance and design of each piece? Matching your ring to your partner’s is also a popular choice, whilst incorporating your own style and personality. Bespoke designs allow you and your partner to be as creative as you like. All about shaping One of the most popular questions is, ‘can I have a wedding band to fit my unique shaped engagement ring?’ The answer is YES! If you have opted for a alluring oval halo design or a stunning marquise solitaire, and have just realised that you are unlikely to find a band that sits perfectly flush against your ring, then do not panic! The possibilities are endless when considering bespoke. A wax model can be made of your wedding ring using your engagement ring as a guide, so when it comes to the completed model, the ring will sit together like a match made in heaven. [caption id="attachment_1103" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Amethyst and Diamond Oval Ring - £1495[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1111" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diamond Wedding Band - £1095[/caption] Think ahead Lifestyle can play a huge role when choosing your desired wedding ring. This ring has to be made to last; if you lead an extremely active life or work in a more manual job then you may want to avoid having your wedding ring set with diamonds or gemstones. Or, if you love a little bit of glitz, why not opt for a channel set design rather than a claw setting -this way your stones will stay in place and you are likely to cause less wear, also avoiding lost stones. Remember, your wedding ring is something that has got to last the test of time – take heed and avoid jewellery trends; you may love the style of wedding rings that are splashed on magazine covers, but trends pass and you will want to be left with a design that you will love for years to come. The full experience Nothing is quite like having your wedding ring made just for you from start to finish, and being part of the process from the get-go. A ring that has been designed to incorporate what you have always wanted this ring is all yours! If you have any questions on how our bespoke jewellery service works at Browns Family Jewellers, please get in touch for a chat. We would be more than happy to help you create that fantasy ring you have been dreaming of.