A Complete Guide To Weddings & Commitment Bands: Your Questions Answered

It’s not everyday you have to purchase or design your wedding bands and since it is something that will be on your hand forever, deciding on the perfect rings for your big day can seem a little daunting. 

At ANUKA, as part of our bespoke service, we lovingly hand craft ethical wedding bands for brides and grooms to be and so we’ve had to answer many of your questions and queries.

To make the process as magical and momentous as it should be, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions.

What is the best precious metal to use?

Make sure to choose a higher carat metal (18ct is preferable) as it will have better durability, ensuring your ring will last a lifetime. If you opt for lower carats (for example 9ct), the band will wear away a lot easier.

Think about if you are mixing metals, as they have different qualities (density and durability) wearing a 9ct engagement ring next to a platinum band, the gold will not be able to withstand the friction over a long period of time.

I would recommend steering clear from titanium for resizing purposes as the metal cannot be resized easily.

If you want diamonds around the band, consider if your fingers are prone to fluctuation in size or water retention, as you won’t be able to resize the ring. Alternatively, if you still want to achieve this look, have the diamonds set ⅔ or ½ the way around the band so you can resize if needed.

Does my wedding ring need to match with my partners?

This is completely up to you and comes down to personal preference. Everyone has their own taste and individuality and so, there is no problem with sticking with that and choosing a design that you will love, reflects your personality and will cherish forever.

What do I do if my wedding band gets scratched?

The first scratch is always the most painful! But a little scratch here and there is bound to happen as you wear the piece every day. Choosing a higher carat metal (18ct) or platinum / palladium will lessen the appearance of the scratches, but you can always get them repolished if you wish. 

If you design your wedding bands with ANUKA, we can re-polish and clean your jewellery for free in the first year, after that there is a charge.

Does my wedding ring need to be the same metal as my engagement ring?

The styling of your wedding and engagement rings completely comes down to personal preference. If you like to mix metals, then why not make them different. If you’re looking for a more traditional look, keep them the same or look into having them fit around one another.

One thing I would suggest is to keep the carats of the metals the same, as mentioned above 9ct yellow gold worn next to platinum is going to wear away quickly! 

Above all else, I would advise using ethically sourced precious metals and stones whatever you do.

Is it possible to personalise our rings?

Personalisation can take shape in many ways from creating a truly bespoke piece to reflect your personalities, to small details that the two of you only know about. 

A lot of couples engrave the inside of their bands to make them that little bit more unique. It could be the date of the service, the date you met, your favourite quote or even a symbol. Whatever it may be, be sure to let your jeweller know in your consultation.

Wedding rings are perhaps the most sentimental piece of jewellery you'll ever buy, so I want to make sure you get it right. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Interested in designing your own wedding bands? Take a look at our Bespoke Service.