Choosing Wedding Rings and Engagement Rings For Your Special Day

Wedding rings have always been and will always be one of the most noticeable outward symbols of a couple’s commitment to each other. And, while looks and stone size are important, couples should still try to insert some practicality into the search for their rings.


Some jewelry stores try to make this search easier by offering wedding sets. These sets include the engagement ring and matching or complementing wedding bands for both the bride and groom. Even if the wedding rings do not match exactly, some part of the pattern will be repeated in the design.


Oftentimes, wedding rings, especially those given to or worn by the bride, are family heirlooms. When this is the case, the bride may have both the wedding ring and the engagement rings, or she may wish to buy an engagement ring that will complement the band.


They can then choose a plain gold or white-gold band for the groom, if they wish.Now for practicality. When choosing wedding rings, it’s very easy to be caught up in the beauty of them and the stone size. However, couples should take into consideration their occupations, and this consideration should include whether or not it is safe or even permissible to wear jewelry of any type because of the nature of the job being performed.


If the wedding rings are such that the engagement ring or the bands have large or numerous stones, consideration should be given as to whether it would be safe to wear them in public or if the chance of theft, by either stealth or force, would be a constant worry. If this is the case, the couple may wish to buy plain gold or white-gold bands for daily wear, saving the set itself for more formal occasions or other times when it would be more feasible to wear them.


By Diana Valentine


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