You’ll want to wear it every day of your life, so make certain it fits comfortably.
You’ve put time and work into finding the right engagement ring, and so are shopping for wedding rings for the two of you. While attractiveness and dazzle are constantly in play engagement rings, deciding on your wedding rings can take a more practical twist.
Get the fit right
While many fully want to wear their engagement rings daily, reality tends to get in the way — but you’ll both likely wear your wedding bands regularly. So it is important that they fit and feel great.
Any jeweler will expertly size your rings. Platinum is harder and heavier than gold, and more expensive, but has its own fans. These alloys are durable and can be resized. Choice materials like ceramic, tungsten carbide or ceramic can not be resized.
Other comfort concerns
The width and the actual shape of the ring, and of your fingers — may have a surprising effect on the way that it sits on your finger, and how comfortable you find it. Classic rings possess a straight interior advantage, and it can cut or pinch a few people’s palms, particularly if the ring is wide or thick. A wide band on a relatively brief finger may cause it to dig in when you flex your hands or take something. They can also be harder to match over knuckles — and while you’ll wear your wedding band a good deal, you will have to get it off and on sometimes.
Other rings have more metal in the interior, letting the outside borders to curve. This is done in order to reduce the pressure points out of the ring on your finger when it’s bent or holding something. A number of these earrings are called comfort-fit, but not all, so be certain to try on several different rings and forms before deciding.
Finally, there may be etched details about the edges of your ring, such as milgrain. Some people’s fingers can be sensitive to the slightest irritation. If that sounds familiar, elect for a sleek, polished edge.
Take time to make the right decision — after all, you’ll be sporting this symbol of your love for a long time!