Choosing the Right Wedding Ring for You
There seems to be countless articles on buying engagement rings but not as much about the actual wedding rings that are exchanged on the special day. Understandably, there can be a lot more detail and sparkle when it comes to engagement rings but nowadays there are some beautifully designed wedding bands too! So our Gilbert jewelers wanted to weigh in on some of the different metals and details that can help you decide on the perfect wedding ring for you.
Gold and Platinum Wedding Rings
These classic and traditional metals are gorgeous choices for a wedding band for quite a few reasons. First, they are both considered ‘noble metals’ and so their value will last a lifetime, especially if you plan to pass them on as family heirlooms. Second, both of these metals are very easy to resize and repair. So as life goes on, our hands often change or rings get dinged up and your Gilbert jeweler will be able to size or fix the ring! Lastly, if you’re looking to solder your wedding ring to your engagement ring or add another band for an anniversary, these types of rings can be designed to match the look of your engagement ring perfectly. If you’re trying to decide whether to go with gold or platinum, our engagement ring setting guide may help!
Titanium and Tungsten Wedding Bands
A popular trend has emerged of men’s wedding bands made of titanium or tungsten because of their lower price point and amazing durability. Once on the rare side, these types of rings are now a staple and will be found in any Gilbert jeweler that you visit! Titanium is lightweight and for anyone that is very active it won’t get scratched up. The same strength and non-scratch finish is found in tungsten rings however they have a bit more hefty feel to them. These types of wedding rings can last forever but keep in mind, they are a bit harder to change so sizing them may not be simple or even possible in some cases.
Details or Engravings on Wedding Ring
The centerstone is usually the focal point of an engagement ring but in many cases it is the details and metalwork that really make an engagement or wedding ring stand out! There are countless ways to add details to a ring with diamond and gemstone accents to dual-metals and when it comes to sentimentality, engravings are incredibly special! All this takes a lot of craftsmanship so that is why it’s important to make sure the Gilbert jeweler you are working with shows you their portfolio and you work together through the ring design process.
Wedding rings are such an important symbol of your eternal love and we want to be sure you get exactly what you want so please let us know what questions you have and we will be happy to help!