What do couples need to know about choosing wedding bands? From the jewelers you should visit to the jewelry must-haves for your big day, take a look at the answers to the top wedding band questions.
Which Jewelry Store Is the Right Retailer?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Before you choose a jewelry retailer, you may need to visit a few stores. This can help you to learn more about your options and get a better feel for what is available in your local area.
To select a store that meets your wedding band needs consider:
- Custom creations. Do you want custom-made wedding bands? If personalized jewelry is at the top of your list, make sure the jeweler can create custom pieces for your wedding day needs.
- Price range. Do you need to stay within a strict budget? Many retailers offer a wide variety of price options. If you're not sure how much you will need to spend, but know what you can afford, select a store that has a range of rings at different price points.
- The quality. Never sacrifice quality for cost. You don't have to break the bank to get a high-quality band.
Along with these issues, think about how far you are willing to travel—especially if you want a custom band or will need the rings sized. If you need to return to the retailer multiple times, you may want to choose a store that is in your local area.
Which Band Is the Right Ring?
Again, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Like the jeweler you choose, the rings you select depend on several factors. These may include:
- The metal. Different metals have different colors, textures, and prices. Popular picks include classic gold, colored gold, gold alloys, sterling silver, silver alloys, electrum, and platinum.
- The gems. Do you want to add gemstones to your wedding bands? A slim row of diamonds or a pop of color from emeralds or rubies are eclectic upgrades with dramatic flare.
- The style. Is a traditional plain band your style or do you want something with a literal twist? Wedding bands are available in styles to match every couple's preferences, from simple statement pieces to complex contemporary options.
If you're not sure what you want in a wedding band, try on a few different designs. This can help you to get a full picture of what the band will look like. Couples who want to customize bands should discuss their wedding ring needs with a jeweler.