5 Tips for Choosing the Best Wedding Band
Choosing wedding rings that you love can be simple, not stressful, with these 5 easy-to-follow shopping tips.
1. Start Your Search Early
Once you have a basic idea of what you want, head out to the jewelry stores because it’s time for the fun part: trying them on!. Give yourselves at least two months before the wedding date to browse, research, price and revisit rings that catch your eye. Allow even more time if you’re interested in a custom piece; extras such as engraving can take up to one month. It is always smart to be early rather than late because no one wants added stress before their wedding! Plus you can find your nearest authorized Uneek retailer with ease, here.
2. Set A Budget
Instead of going in blind and spending more than you should, set a budget. It will help to have a price in mind that you should (ideally) not go over. Shop with the assumption that you’ll spend about 3 percent of your total wedding budget on the rings. Embellishments, like diamonds or engraving, will quickly add to the cost, so factor that into your budget if you plan to personalize your rings with any of these extras. The price of engraving is usually based on the number of characters, the font used and whether it’s engraved by hand or machine (hand is usually pricier.)
3. Be Practical
It is important to keep your lifestyle in mind at all times when shopping for a wedding band. If you are more active and spend a lot of time outdoors, a slimmer ring with rounded edges may make the most sense. If you work with your hands, you may want to search for a simple, solid metal ring and avoid gemstones that can come loose or carvings, which can trap dirt. Remember, you’ll be wearing this band every day. The idea is to choose something that seamlessly becomes a part of your life.
4. Try Something Different
Once you get to the store, try some rings that aren’t on your inspiration board. Chat with the jeweler, then let them make suggestions based on what you like and don’t rule anything out. Just like with wedding dresses, you may end up loving something you never thought you would. Don’t be afraid to be trendy, but make sure the style you choose is something you’ll still want to wear in 20 years.
5. Protect Your Investment
Yes, metals, even platinum, are vulnerable. Avoid wearing your ring when doing rough work or sports and when working with concentrated chlorine. Nicks and scratches are most visible on matte finishes and most easily affect platinum. Also, remember to keep it safe! When you absolutely have to remove your ring, put it in a designated place so you’ll always know where it is (pockets don’t count), and never near a sink.
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