Choosing the Perfect Wedding Bands
Wedding bands represent a pact between a husband and wife to remain devoted to each other for as long as they live. Even decades after your wedding day, your wedding bands will serve as a daily reminder of this special bond. You will likely wear them every day for the rest of your life, so it’s important to choose rings that match your individual style and will look great for many years to come. Here are some helpful tips and ideas on choosing the perfect wedding bands for you and your partner.
Wedding Band Choices
Many couples choose wedding bands that are made of 14k and 18k white or yellow gold, or platinum. Selecting one of these precious metals is simply a matter of personal choice and budget – there’s virtually no limit to the styles available in each. An 18k white gold ring, for example, is a popular choice since it enhances the whiteness and sparkle of any diamonds that are incorporated. Platinum is another popular option because it’s an even stronger metal and thus a symbol of enduring love. Yellow gold rings are the most traditional and will never go out of style. The shape and construction of your wedding bands is another important factor to consider. For example, traditionally, plain wedding bands are curved on the outside and flat inside. However, your ring can also be designed with a curve on the inside of the band too, which generally enhances the comfort. These also tend to be more durable, though sometimes a bit heavier. You can also enhance the value and beauty of your wedding bands by incorporating a diamond (or several).
Understanding the Properties of Gold Wedding Bands
As you compare precious metals, it may be helpful to understand the physical properties of gold wedding rings, since they are generally not 100% pure gold. Because gold is soft and pliable, in contrast to a metal like platinum, it is usually mixed with other metals to make it more durable. For example, 18k gold consists of about 75% pure gold, while 14k gold has just under 60% gold content. The rest usually consists of a mixture of copper, nickel and zinc, in varying amounts.
What to Remember When Selecting Wedding Bands
When it comes to choosing wedding bands, we all have our own personal tastes and preferences. While engagement rings are often made solely by the fiancé, wedding bands should be a mutual decision. Set aside a time to talk to your partner about your options and look at different jewelry styles. Make it a fun and enjoyable experience in the weeks leading up to your big day!
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