22 Oct Tips for Designing the Perfect Wedding Ring
Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now to plan the wedding which includes designing your dream wedding bands. Here are some tips to help you find the perfect wedding ring for both you and your soon-to-be spouse.
Decide on a Budget
How much are you willing to spend? This is one of the first questions you and your significant other should answer. Unlike engagement ring shopping, you’ll be purchasing two wedding bands, since both the bride and groom will be wearing one. Add designing your wedding rings to your shared to-do list – wedding rings should be chosen as a couple rather than individually.
Don’t Fear Creativity
There is no rule that says wedding rings must match either your spouse’s or your engagement ring. When designing your wedding band, don’t be afraid to mix metals between the rings to create a look that is uniquely you. Tie the rings together by choosing at least one similar element like diamond color or cut. Your jeweler can suggest the best combination based on your engagement ring and personal preferences.
Try to Think Long Term
Trends exist at warp speed. Because you’ll be rocking your rings for as long as you both shall live, it’s important to identify your own unique style, ensuring you love them 40 plus years from the day you first shared your vows. It’s worth pointing out that rings can be altered – larger gemstones added, or settings changed – should you desire a new look. Also, if that day comes, trading in the ring is another great option.
Start the Design Process Early
Once you know your budget and have a basic idea of what you want, it’s time for the fun part: talking to a jeweler and trying rings on. Give yourself at least eight weeks before the big day to find the perfect wedding bands. The time it takes to create a custom ring can vary according to diamond cut, color, clarity, and carat weight as well as complexity of finished design. Time of year may also play a factor in timing.
Consult with a Custom Jewelry Designer
Cornelis Hollander Jewelry has been in the business of making memories for more than 30 years. Our award-winning engagement rings and wedding bands are flawlessly engineered with bold, beautiful, and sharp lines that are sure to carve out a timeless love story. Schedule an appointment at (480) 423-5000 to speak with a Cornelis Hollander Jewelry Designer about creating your dream wedding ring today.