How to Choose a Wedding Band
Choosing a wedding band comes with many questions and decisions to make. Should I consult a jeweler? How much is it going to cost? Should mine and my partner’s match? Do I want to stack my wedding ring and engagement ring? What type of metal should the bands be made out of? Do I want a solid metal band or accent stones? Each of these questions are important, and we can help you answer them. After all, this ring will be on your finger for the rest of your life. Now let the search begin!
Like any other significant decision in your life, the key is to start early. Give yourself enough time to make the best decision that you can. Begin by scheduling an appointment with a local Michael C Fina store, as our in store associates can help you find what will best meet your needs and what you are looking for. If you are planning on stacking your wedding and engagement ring and wearing the two together, you will want to keep in mind not only what looks best with your engagement ring, but what fits together, as well. Starting early is important to truly find the right ring for you.
Set Your Budget
Setting your budget not only helps everyone involved in the purchase stay on the same page, but it also helps you narrow your search. After determining your price range, if you plan on having diamonds anywhere on the band, you can decide which features of the 4 Cs (link to The 4 Cs of Diamonds Learn page, don’t see it live on the site yet) are most important to you. For example, you may want larger carat diamonds, but you may have to compromise on the clarity of the diamonds to stay within your budget. Now you have narrowed down your search to diamonds of a specific carat weight and level of clarity, the next step is choosing a type of metal.
Choose a Metal
Choosing the type of metal you want your wedding band to be made out of is important, as it affects much more than simply the color of the band. Some metals are heavier than others. For example, Tungsten and Platinum are much heavier as compared to Titanium and Palladium, while Gold and Stainless Steel are somewhere in the middle. Some metals are resizable, while others are not, and some are more scratch resistant than others.
Decide on Wedding Band with Diamonds or Solid Metal Wedding Band
When it comes to the band itself, you not only need to decide on a metal for it to be made out of, but you also need to decide if you want a band with diamonds or a solid metal band without diamonds. Like any other piece of jewelry, wedding bands with accent diamonds will require more care, as there is a risk of diamonds coming loose or trapping dirt.
Choosing the perfect wedding bands for you and your partner can be difficult when there are so many varying pieces. Having thought about each of these questions will help you and your partner pick out the right ones for you. From the beginning steps of consulting a jeweler and setting a budget, to the final touches of choosing a metal and deciding on accent stones; refer to this guide to make the process of choosing you wedding bands easier.