Monday, 29 February 2016

# Fashion # Jewellery

Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring or Wedding Band for Your Spouse

The wedding bands and engagement rings you choose will be one of the most enduring pieces of your wedding day. Not only are they an important element of becoming married, but they are also a longlasting symbol of your love and commitment. Therefore, youll want to choose Jewellery that is timeless and high quality. Ultimately, youll also want to be an educated consumer who knows what youre getting for your dollar.
wedding couple ring

Style of Engagement Rings

There are several ways to pick an engagement ring. Since shell be wearing for the rest of her life, youll want to make sure you get it right. One option is to propose without an engagement ring, and then go to pick it out together.
While this is a sure way to know that shell like the ring, some people feels this robs the engagement ring of some of its romance. They may prefer to bring her best friend or mother shopping with them, or have a romantic date of preview shopping for the ring.
Another option is to study what kind of jewelry she wears from what kind of metal, to whether its contemporary or classic, even perhaps borrowinga ring to take with you to the jewelry store, which will also help you know her ring size.

Style of Wedding Bands

Follow your instincts with the look and design of your ring, while asking yourself if it will be a design youll be comfortable wearing every day for the rest of your life. The traditional plain gold wedding band will be in style for years to come.
If thats too plain for you, consider a beaded edge or an engraved style. For a slighty flashier look, what about channel-set diamonds? Ultimately, choose a wedding band that you feel is expressive of your style and personality.
I’ve heard of a couple that chose to have wedding bands custom-made that resembled bicycle gears, reflecting their mutual love of bike-riding. Theres really no wrong answer as to what style you should choose.

Gold, Silver or Platinum?

Many couples choose the metal for their bands by matching it to their engagement ring. However, dont feel bound to this. A bride can choose to wear her engagement ring on her right hand, and wedding ring on the left. Also, each of you can wear a similar style in different metals. Consider which metals each of you wear regularly is most of her jewelry silver? Is his watch gold?
marriage ring

Precious Gems

When considering precious gems, remember that you will likely wear this ring every day for the rest of your life. Therefore, while softer stones can be beautiful, they arent the best choices for an wedding band or engagement ring.
The Mohs scale registers a stones ability to resist abrasion; 10 (diamonds) is the strongest and 1 (talc) is the weakest. Anything less than a Mohs scale 7 is not recommended for an engagement ring. If you are a person who does a lot of activity with their hands (how long does a manicure last on you?) then I would advise limiting your selection to rubies, sapphires and diamonds.
wedding ceremony


Getting married can be an expensive drain on your finances. One way of managing the costs is by using a shopping catalogue which can provide a personal credit account. Opening a credit account will all you to spread the cost of your items on a monthly basis. Some catalogues offer wedding rings and a range of jewellery as well as wedding outfits.

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