If you’re shopping for wedding bands, congratulations! It’s an exciting time but also one that’s full of questions. Choosing your wedding bands can feel daunting when you remember that it is something you’ll wear every day for the foreseeable future. Knowing the basics of wedding bands before you start shopping is recommended so you know you make a purchase that you’ll be happy with long-term.
Metals and Finishes
The first choice you’ll have is what type of metal you want for your wedding band. White gold is the most popular, but don’t hesitate to choose something different! Yellow and rose gold are less popular but incredibly beautiful. Try to choose a metal that matches your engagement ring. If you don’t have an engagement ring, select a metal that matches your other jewelry and your personal style.
Tungsten or platinum are great choices if you have a job requiring you to work with your hands.
Once you’ve chosen the metal, you can select the finish. A satin or high-polished finish is the most common and creates a timeless look. Some other finishes you can choose from are hammered, stone, brushed, and matte.
Adding stones to your wedding band is something that’s become more popular in recent years. It will increase the total price tag, but many couples feel it’s worth the investment. The price will change depending on the type of stone you choose, its size, and how it fits with the bang. For instance, if you have a stone from a family heirloom that you want reset into a band, it will be more expensive than setting a stone that was designed for the wedding band setting.
Traditionally, men choose wider wedding bands than women but don’t feel pressured to choose what’s “normal”. The best way to choose your wedding band width is to try different sizes and see how they look on your hand. When you find a width you love, note it so you don’t forget when it’s time to make a wedding band purchase.
Personalized wedding bands are one of the best ways to make your wedding band feel like it’s just for you and your partner. This could be a custom engraving of your wedding date, initials, or a short phrase that means a lot to you both.
Contact Bostonian Jewelers
Take your time as you shop for wedding bands, and don’t make a purchase until you feel confident in your choice. Contact Bostonian Jewelers today to browse our wedding band collection and learn what type of wedding band would be the best fit for you.