first_imgDD LIFESTYLE: There are so many different designs, metals, ideas and traditions that choosing your wedding ring can be quite daunting.The wedding band is one of the few pieces of jewellery that you may choose to wear everyday – in the shower, at the gym, at work; so you want it to blend easily with your life.Hopefully, you will be wearing your wedding ring – a symbol of eternal love – for a very long time. It helps if you can narrow down your choices.Do you want the band to match your engagement ring? Would you prefer gemstones or diamonds? Would you like matching bands?GoldGold has always been a popular wedding band choice and is the most traditional option. White gold and platinum have become the most popular contemporary styles. This year has also seen a rise in the popularity of rose gold. PlatinumIt’s durable and therefore more expensive.PalladiumPalladium is from the same family of metals as platinum, it is just as durable as platinum but less than half the price.Titanium Affordable, durable, scratch-resistant and light to wear, it is also a growing trend in wedding bands.Diamond set ringsA little sparkle adds a touch of glamour but will also add to the price depending on the size of stones, the cut and the carat.Consider Buying Your Ring and Your Bands Together * Start Your Search Early – Give yourselves at least two to three months before the wedding date to go ring shopping. You’ll need this time to browse and research prices. Be mindful that any engraving can take up to one month.*Set a Budget*Keep Your Lifestyle in MindDon’t buy a wedding band that feels uncomfortable or if you have to remove it a lot. You have a bigger chance of losing it.*Take Your Time Trying*Wear the same metals together as a harder metal can wear a softer one down over time.*Beware of getting the right size. Do your final ring fitting at a time when you’re calm and your body temperature is normal. That means you should never finalise first thing in the morning (you retain salt from the night before), right after you’ve exercised (fingers swell) or when you’re extremely hot or cold (which can cause expansion and shrinking of your hands).*Check for QualityMake sure the ring has two marks inside the band: the manufacturer’s trademark (this proves they stand behind their work) and the quality mark, 24K or PLAT, for example (this proves that the metal quality is what the retailer says it is).If the ring consists of two or more metals, make sure there’s a quality mark for each.DD LIFESTYLE: GUIDE TO HELP YOU CHOOSE THE PERFECT WEDDING RING was last modified: April 25th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Dailyhow to buy a wedding ringring guidelast_img

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