5 Things to Consider When Buying Wedding Bands 

If you and your soon-to-be are all set to get married, there are a multitude of things you need to take into consideration before the Big Day, from arranging the venue, choosing the culinary menu, selecting the flowers and wedding cake and settling on the perfect, dreamy wedding dress. With all that requires your attention, don’t neglect the most enduring and tangibly important part of your wedding that you will take with you all days of your marriage: the bride’s and groom’s wedding bands. If you’re yet to find the just the right wedding bands for your soon-to-be, we can help!

While the wedding venue, cake and flowers are geared towards your ceremony and reception day, your wedding rings are a crucial aspect symbolizing your marriage itself. Yes, it’s another expense among many, but it’s the one thing you will continue to use ideally forever and does not fade away. Having said that, it’s important to do your due diligence before purchasing your rings. The first thing is to decide on the precious metal. Are you going to opt for white gold wedding bands or yellow gold? 14K or 18K or perhaps platinum?

Here’s a wedding band guide to help you in making an informed decision.

Wedding Ring Budget

Before you set out to purchase your new, beautiful, meaningful wedding bands, understand your budget. How much are you willing to spend? Decide how much you can afford to pay. Once you have a figure, you can choose the metal, gemstone, and design. For example, platinum wedding bands, while very high end, are much more expensive than gold wedding bands, and there are many reasons for that.

Note that metals such as white gold, rose gold, and sterling silver come at different price ranges and offer various advantages and disadvantages. Similarly, center or accent stones like diamonds, sapphire, emerald and other gemstones, also incur various costs. So, pick your total budget and then enjoy the shopping process!

Quality Wedding Bands

Of course, quality matters. Wedding rings are for everyday use, as opposed to diamond engagement rings, which some may opt to wear on special occasions and keep locked up safe at home during ordinary tasks. But when it comes to wedding bands, most people don’t take them off once they get married.

If you’re going to wear a ring while you’re at work, doing the dishes, or going for a run in the park, it needs to be durable enough to stand against regular wear and tear. The easiest way to ensure quality is to choose wedding bands from a reliable and reputable brand and also choose a style that suits your lifestyle. For example, if you are very active, consider either a plain wedding band ring or if you want something with more style, consider durable hammered wedding bands, which will withstand a great deal of wear and tear while maintaining their stylish look. For those who are less active and want more of a designer look, consider floral, paisley or various designer rings, such as braided wedding bands, which offer more of an intricate style, but are not ideal if you are extremely active or rough on your jewelry. And don’t let the delicate, woven braids fool you, braided rings can withstand quite a bit of wear and tear as well.

Simple Plain Wedding Bands or with Diamonds?

There is a long list of designs and options in the market to choose from. Do you prefer simple, classic, plain wedding bands or do you prefer one with a center stone? Would you prefer the ring with accent stones or without? After all, the wide variety of available wedding bands is sure to overwhelm you if you’re not prepared.

But before you start worrying due to a plethora of choices, take a deep breath and relax! For starters, think about your preferences. Then, you can start looking for your desired preferences and check whether they fall within your budget, and if so, you may want to consider something with a splash of diamonds, such as you see in Apples of Gold Jewelry’s diamond wedding bands collection for both men and women.

If you and your soon-to-be spouse have decided to purchase a ring for each other, it’s an important consideration that will last you for the rest of your married lives. While some upgrade and choose to purchase diamond anniversary bands at a later date, the sentimental value of your original wedding rings are unparalleled. When communicating your preferences to your spouse, don’t forget to ask them about their preferences also.

Think about the kind of rings they like? What metal will complement their skin color?

Sizing Your Wedding Bands

Besides the above-mentioned shopping tips, you’ll want to ensure that the rings fits. That means going in for sizing at the store to avoid problems like a ring getting stuck or falling off because it’s too big, or ordering an in-home ring sizer. Apples of Gold Jewelry has a ring sizer that we recommend, if you are unsure of your size, that can be delivered right to your door, without having to navigate the jewelry stores to be sized. Our customers use these ring sizes and so far, they have worked every time, for their accuracy and ease of use!

We also advise you to start shopping early, at least a few months before the wedding, as this is not an easy decision to make. Reach out to Apples of Gold Jewelry at any time with questions and concerns. We are more than happy to spend some time with you to ensure you find the perfect fit and make your wedding dreams come true!

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