Tip #1 – Style
Style is down to individual taste and there is no wrong or right way to encapsulate this in your wedding ring. With that in mind, consider styles that you think you will love over time, especially if you think your taste is likely to evolve and change.
Diamond encrusted rings, gemstones or plain wedding bands are definitely ones to consider especially when deciding between a more traditional or trend-led wedding ring.
It’s important to do your research and once you’ve narrowed it down, you can shop for the best quality ring and style that will have you delighted for years to come.
Singer Alicia Keys sealed her vows with a stylish three tiered canary and white diamond wedding band in platinum. Away from the traditional plain wedding band, Alicia has encapsulated the presence of her dazzling 7 carat canary diamond engagement ring into an elegant and classy wedding band that can stand on its own.
Diamond and Blue Sapphire Wedding Ring – £799
Tip #2. Engagement Ring vs Wedding Band
Deciding between whether or not to pair your engagement ring with your wedding band or replace it altogether, can be a nerve-racking decision. This article by Beyond4cs.com describes the differences between the two.
If you like the idea of wearing the two, it’s important to consider how the two will sit together. Depending on the style and shape of your engagement ring, it is essential to contemplate a style that will complement your engagement ring.
Two of the major concerns brides have in finding a beautiful wedding ring are 1) whether it will clash or overshadow their engagement ring and/or 2) finding a band that embodies the glamour of an engagement ring should it be worn on its own.
If you have chosen a statement engagement ring, my advice would be to pair it with a sleek and plain wedding band or a bridal set to avoid the two from clashing.
If you’re considering replacing your engagement ring with a wedding band but still would like to retain old traditions, why not opt for a channel setting. This allows you to feature jewels of your choice set in a traditional plain band.
X Factor UK judge Cheryl Cole has beautifully paired her stunning emerald engagement ring with an elegant channel set wedding band. Cheryl’s choice to keep it simple but classy is a perfect match for her beautiful sparkler, which doesn’t go unnoticed or yet overshadow her engagement ring.
Princess Cut 0.25 Carat D VS1 18k White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring – £699
Diamond Wedding Ring – £249