We’ve said it before, the wedding rings not fitting is one of a bride-to-be’s worst nightmares. You want to get your wedding ring completely perfect! So, we’ve got Lorna Burhouse, Beaverbrooks‘ Jewellery and Diamond Buyer, to tell you how to get your ring right… Ready?
Start your search early
I would say that you should give yourself at least three months to find your perfect wedding ring, especially if you are unsure on what you are looking for. I would suggest that you try on as many rings as possible. There are some beautiful, timeless wedding rings to choose from such as the Beaverbrooks Platinum Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring, or if you want something bespoke you may want to start looking sooner to allow more time for engraving and personalisation – we work with some well-regarded engravers to ensure that your ring is well looked after.
Consider your lifestyle
A lot of people don’t remove their wedding ring once it’s on their finger, so you really need to consider a ring that is best for your lifestyle. Do you work in a kitchen? You may want to avoid nooks and crannies that can capture dirt. Are you a teacher? You may want to consider a ring without sharp, scratchy edges. Our sales assistants are always on hand to help to choose the perfect ring to match your lifestyle, as well as your engagement ring!
Match the metals
At the end of the day, your wedding ring is your choice but it is the jewellers’ responsibility to ensure you are given all of the key facts in order to make the right decision. Beaverbrooks always recommend that if your engagement ring is platinum, your wedding ring should also be platinum. This is because precious metals have different compositions and platinum will wear differently to another metal – in time you may not like the fact that your engagement ring looks visually different to your wedding ring!
Think of the design
A wedding ring is for life, not just for Christmas, so it is really important that you choose a ring that you will want to wear forever. Are you a solitaire or a cluster girl? Do you want platinum or gold? With 67 stores across the UK, we welcome brides-to-be in every day to find their perfect wedding ring.
Always remember aftercare
If you want a diamond ring, you need to be awake that to keep the diamond, or diamonds, looking as sparkly as the day you first bought them, they will need looking after. Beaverbrooks actually offer a lifetime of cleaning and inspection with each wedding band to help you make sure your ring looks as beautiful as the day you bought it.
Set a budget
There are wedding rings to suit every budget and must keep this in mind when shopping for your wedding ring. With other aspects of the big day to consider such as the venue, the cake and the shoes, a wedding budget can quickly spiral out of control. Have a budget in mind and stick to it – you’ll find the right ring without spending the earth.
To find out more, or to get your wedding ring sorted with Beaverbrooks, head to their website!