Gemologist, Emma Clarkson-Webb, specialises in sourcing diamonds and semi-precious gemstones to create beautifully designed and handcrafted fine jewellery. Here she gives us some top tips on choosing your wedding ring.
Buying your wedding ring is a very important step. Not only are wedding rings a traditional symbol of eternal love, but it should also remain on your hand indefinitely.
A few points to consider when choosing your wedding band –
- Does your engagement ring allow for a wedding band to sit alongside it perfectly? If not, are you happy to have a gap between the two? Bespoke crafted wedding bands are a popular choice and with new CAD technology we are now able to create the perfect shaped fitted wedding band to sit alongside any awkward shaped engagement ring. Remember though, that if worn on it’s own, a bespoke shaped wedding band is not as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as a straightforward band.
- Comfort – it’s important that your band is as comfortable to wear as possible. Your wedding ring design is crucial for this. If you are active and hands on, certain stone setting styles might not be suitable for your day-to-day wear.
- What metal to go for? – you should try and match your engagement ring like for like which should be platinum, 18ct white, rose or white gold.
- What width? – you should try and match the width of your engagement ring. For men, a band that is too slim can look effeminate.
- What shape? – I have a wide selection of different shaped wedding bands to choose from. Comfort and remembering that the two bands should compliment each other’s shape should be top of your list.
- A complimentary engraving is always a lovely, personal touch with a wedding date or name engraved in to the inner band
Nearly any design is possible, no matter how simple or complicated.
Appointments can be arranged with ECW Bespoke to choose from her ready-to wear band designs or to design a bespoke band tailored with your budget in mind.