How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Ring
With so much focus on proposing and the selecting the perfect engagement ring, choosing wedding rings can sometimes be seen as an afterthought. However, here at Linneys, we understand the importance of selecting two incredible rings to complement your engagement ring, complement each other, and beautifully signify the greatest commitment of your lives.
Your wedding rings are enduring visible symbols of your marriage, highlighting your love, loyalty and faithfulness. Follow these tips and let us help you pick the perfect wedding ring to symbolise your union.
Often couples can make the mistake of waiting too long to investigate options, forgetting that production times (having your rings sized and prepared) can take 3-4 weeks, and slightly longer for those seeking a bespoke design.
It’s best to start exploring options about 6 months before the wedding.
Define your budget
For many couples, the engagement ring takes precedent when it comes to budgeting for jewellery, however, it’s recommended to set aside 3-5% of your total wedding budget for your wedding rings.
Remember, your rings are classic pieces of jewellery, ones that you will wear everyday of your lives together, so make sure you are happy with your choice.
Select the metal
Traditionally wedding rings were created from yellow gold and formed into plain wedding bands. Today you have the choice of different metals.
Women’s Wedding Rings
Many brides tend to choose a metal to match their engagement ring, ensuring the two rings complement each other. The most popular metals for wedding rings are:
- White gold : an elegant choice, white gold is a stunning option for wedding rings, providing a classic backdrop for bezel or claw set
- Rose Gold: popular during Victorian times this gorgeous metal has recently risen in popularity. The pinkish hue gives a vintage feminine and romantic touch.
Men’s Wedding Bands
Men have the added options of tantalum and two-toned rings if desired:
- Tantalum: a hand-forged metal, unique due to its density and durability, Tantalum is the perfect choice for a ring designed to last a lifetime.
- Two Toned: a seamless blend of white and rose gold, this men’s ring design is executed with finesse and a mastery of craftsmanship.
To match or not to match?
There is no hard and fast rule regarding this, so the choice is personal preference. A connection between the two rings has flair, and can be achieved through subtle design elements, or gemstone matches, i.e. matching diamond elements, or surface finishes. Many jewellers also offer matching bridal sets, where complementary wedding and engagement rings are sold together.
Finally, the most important point to remember: your wedding ring will last a lifetime, so choose a ring you will love for years to come.
Why choose Linneys for Wedding Bands in Perth?
Combining traditional goldsmithing techniques with advanced modern technology, Linneys has been creating fine jewellery from precious materials for over 45 years.
Our award-winning jewellers experience, skill and expertise are tantamount to the high quality of Linneys jewellery. The Linneys design studio transforms raw precious metals, sparkling gems and lustrous pearls into wearable works of art.
Choose Linneys today and celebrate a love to last a lifetime.
From antique-inspired delights through to contemporary modern designs, find your perfect wedding rings at Linneys. Specialising in both women’s and men’s wedding rings, we handcraft delicate collections of wedding rings symbolising eternal love and commitment. Whatever your wedding ring preferences, we’ll help you find a ring to match your undying love.