A Guide for Buying Wedding Rings
Wedding rings have become a traditional part of the wedding vows exchanged by the bride and the groom during the wedding ceremonies. In addition, wedding rings symbolizes an eternal love because the circle has no beginning and no end. It is this symbolic meaning that made the ring such an important part of the wedding. Wedding rings are also placed on the fourth finger because ancient Egyptians believed the vein in the fourth finger ran directly to the heart.
Since the rings are such an important part of the wedding ceremony, buying and choosing wedding rings is very important. In addition, there are many things to consider before buying a wedding ring. These include determining the size of the wedding ring as well as the type of the stones that will be in the wedding ring.
Sizing Your Wedding Rings
The best ways to find the perfect size for your wedding rings is to let the jeweler measure the size of your finger. Of course, if you want to surprise your partner with a ring, this may not be an option. In this case, you might want to take in rings that you and your partner wear on a regular basis in order to have that ring sized. If the wedding rings do not fit when they come in, you can take them back to the jeweler and have them resized.
Wedding Rings - Choosing the Right Stones
In addition to the size of the rings, you will also need to consider the type of stones you want to have in the rings. Since the prices will vary according to the stone type, cut and weight, you will also need to determine your budget for the rings. The most traditional precious stone for a wedding ring is the diamond, but you can choose to go with something that is nontraditional as well.
If you do decide to go with diamonds, keep in mind that they have a weight that is measured according to "carats." One carat is equal to 200 milligrams. Diamonds with more carats are expensive because, if there are more carats, the diamonds are larger. Larger diamond stones are rare and are often difficult to find.
The clearness of the diamond is also a factor considered when pricing a diamond. Diamonds that are free of blemishes will be more expensive. Those without any blemishes at all are referred to as pure diamond stone. Diamonds have clearness rating, however, because they can come in a wide range of clarity. Two of these basic ratings include "FL" for flawless and "I" for imperfect.
The color of the diamond also depends upon its clarity. The more colorless a diamond is, the more expensive it will be. Colors of a diamond also have rating, such as "D" for diamonds that are completely colorless to "Z" for diamonds that are kind of yellow.
Finally, the cut of the diamond should also be considered. A well-cut diamond will be more expensive because the cutting of the diamond determines how much light will go through it. The diamond sparkles more when more light is allowed to pass through.
Wedding Planning Tips and Ideas
Gold or Platinum Wedding Rings?Gold is a traditional setting, however platinum has taken off as the latest trend in wedding rings and bands. The decision to select gold wedding rings or opt for platinum rings is based on the personal style of the bride and groom. However, certain factors may contribute to the couple’s wedding ring selection.