Some people say that Gold wedding bands have now become pass. However it still remains an item of charm for many young couples. There are also many people who are now considering some of the more unique alternatives such as platinum, titanium, white gold etc.
Considerable time and attention is spent in planning the wedding ring. Some couples prefer to have both their rings in matching metals and styles. Others prefer to have it match the style of their engagement rings. It all depends on individual tastes and there are really no guidelines.
The alternatives to yellow gold are the more contemporary looking white gold and the sophisticated elegance of platinum. If cost is not an issue, then you may definitely want to go for platinum. White gold is a good option if you are not really fond of the yellow shining metal.
Many people are opting for platinum wedding rings. Platinum is an ideal choice for a wedding ring since it is a very tough metal and can withstand the test of time. The shine of platinum is also very long lasting since it does not contain any surface coating.
The selection of metals is not the only thing. Once you have decided to go in for either yellow gold or platinum, white gold, etc, you need to turn your attention to the various styles of wedding rings available. There are quite a few styles to select from. If you don’t want to stick to the traditional band, you can look at the other shape rings as well.
It is traditionally said that your wedding ring must cost at least twice your monthly income. Although that’s a good rule of thumb, it really comes down to individual preferences and budgets. More importantly wedding rings are mainly a display of affection rather than monetary value.
The fit of a wedding ring is equally important. A wedding ring should not be so tight that it is uncomfortable; neither should it be too loose. You are going to wear this ring for a long time and hence it is essential that you get the right fit. If you do not know your ring size you can have it easily measured at your local jeweler.
Whatever source you decide to buy your wedding ring from, make sure that you are buying from a genuine source and you get a warranty certificate. You must be able to return the ring if it does not fit you or is not perfect, especially if you are shopping online.