Choosing your wedding bands can seem a little overwhelming and is something that requires a lot of thought.
Wedding bands are a symbol of devotion and a daily reminder of the one you love. They're going to be on fingers for a long time, so it takes some planning to figure out what style of ring you're looking for.
Do you want a bespoke piece? Something simple and understated? What about diamonds? A thick or a thin band? Yellow, white, rose gold or platinum?
Before you say ‘I do’, these tips and considerations will help you narrow down exactly what it is you’re looking for.
1. Style of band
The price point of more simple designs will depend on the quality, weight and the type of metal used (the thicker the ring, the more expensive it will be).
If you are after longevity, go for something no finer than 2.00mm with a decent thickness. That way it won't become misshapen or too worn and thin over time.
We have a selection of plain wedding bands that are crafted using a choice of Premium Fairmined white gold or yellow gold and come in a choice of thickness.
If you are looking for a diamond embellished wedding band, this is inevitably going to drive the price up.
When purchasing a diamond ring, be sure to ask where the diamonds are sourced and cut, and think about the type of setting you want.
I would look to a secure channel, pavé or flush setting. Our diamond wedding bands use Canada Mark diamonds.
2. Type of metal
Wedding bands are often crafted in gold with 18ct used most commonly for its durability and higher standard of purity and hardness.
The colour of gold you would like (white or yellow) shouldn't affect the price but of course, if you're looking for a larger carat (our wedding bands come in either 9ct or 18ct gold), you're going to be looking at a higher price point.
To help you decide, ask yourself, do you want your wedding bands to be the same metal as the engagement ring?
3. Matching wedding bands?
Do you want your partner’s wedding bands to match yours? Would the bride rather the wedding band match the engagement ring? Or do you both want to choose different styles personal to you?
This decision is entirely personal, however we do have a selection of matching wedding bands as part of our Fine Collection if you’d like some inspiration.
We understand that wedding rings are the most special, symbolic jewellery you'll ever buy, so we want to make sure you get it right. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch.