Engagement rings and wedding bands are the most romantic, sentimental pieces we can ever receive. They symbolise eternal love, commitment and devotion, all in one tiny luxurious piece. Now, every couple is different, so there really is no one size fits all approach to finding the perfect ring for your perfect partner. If you’re feeling lost, here are a few tips:
When you’re getting ready to ask the love of your life to spend the rest of their days with you by their side, you’re most likely going to feel pressured. Not only is it a nerve-racking experience, but you also are left with the question of whether you should pick the ring out yourself.
This is a tricky choice. On one hand, your partner is going to be wearing this for the rest of their life, so you need to find something that perfectly embodies their personality and all the things that you love most about them. Choosing the wrong ring isn’t the worst thing that can happen, but you definitely want to set out to find the best piece possible. Be sure to factor in the person that you’re buying for, what metal do they already wear the most? What’s their colouring? Do they have a lucky gemstone? Are they a classic lover, or maybe their style is more eclectic? By picking a ring that’s reflective of their wardrobe and beauty, you can’t go wrong.
Of course, there is always the option to bring your partner along to choose an engagement ring. This is a good choice if you’ve got a couple of styles in mind and you want her to choose between a selection, or if you really have no idea. A great compromise is to go shopping together, choose three-five options, and then select the winner yourself. That way your fiancé will still have a beautiful surprise (that you already know she’s going to love!)
The wedding band is a different selection process entirely. This ring doesn’t have the air of mystery or secrecy around it that an engagement ring does, so you can feel more relaxed shopping for your wedding bands as a couple! Wedding rings for women should harmonize with the engagement ring, they’re going to be on the same finger after all! A beautifully dainty, minimalist ring is usually the best option. A feminine and delicate ring won’t overshine the beauty of her engagement ring, instead, it will complement it and bring the whole look together.
If you like a more explorative, artistic look then you can absolutely consider selecting a more statement piece. This is a great stylistic choice if your partner has chosen to skip the engagement ring altogether. A stand-alone ring will shine, so find something that’s adorned with diamonds or crystals for a beautiful statement.
You will be shopping for your wedding band at the same time as you partner, so this is your chance to find a style that somewhat matches your fiancé’s choice! If she’s opted for rose gold, consider a warmer copper option. This tip isn’t a rule, but it is a lovely touch to have at the ceremony, and for many, many years to come.
Finding the perfect engagement ring and wedding band doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. As long as you take into account you and your partner’s style and personalities, you’ll be making a great choice. Remember that these rings are going to be with you for a long time to come, so find an expertly crafted piece that can withstand the test of time.