Your wedding ring is the symbol that proves to one and all that you are married, ‘taken’ and ‘off limits’.
Unlike other pieces of jewellery, you will be expected to wear it every day and, assuming you’ve chosen your future husband wisely, you’re going to be wearing it for the rest of your life! Choosing the perfect wedding band is therefore an extremely important decision.
The first – and probably most obvious – thing to consider is whether it will work with your engagement ring. Simple, plain bands are timelessly elegant and should ideally be made of the same metal as your engagement ring. [Please note: white gold may look the same colour as platinum when you first buy it, but it can tarnish over time and have a more yellowy appearance. However, your local jewlers should be able to treat the ring to restore it's former glory].
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend and a big trend for 2015 is for platinum bands surrounded with diamonds, so you might want to warn your intended to get saving up now! For those whole fancy a break from the norm, coloured gemstones are also gaining in popularity as fashion-forward brides become more adventurous and opt for coloured wedding gowns. You could choose your favorite colour or perhaps your birthstone.
Vintage-inspired wedding gowns are the hot trend on the catwalk and these designs are being carried through to wedding jewellery. For example, in Victorian society, many wedding rings were carved with floral designs. Rose gold, which was popular in Edwardian times, is also gaining new fans.
His and Hers matching wedding rings are big news too and, for the ultimate in romance, many couples now choose to engrave the inside – or in some cases the outside – of their rings with messages of love. Your names and the date of your nuptials also work well.
But once you've chosen the rings, how will you decide to present them on your special day? Head over to our accessories section to view our beautiful range of ring cussions.