Choosing the right custom wedding ring set is one of the biggest challenges you will face when planning to propose to the person you love. A set is a token of love and commitment and it will also be something which your other half wears for the rest of their lives.
The process of choosing and buying a custom wedding ring set is a hard one and a super important too. It's one of the pieces of your special day, that you're going to carry with you for years and years to come. Today we are going to take a step by step look at what you can do to choose the right one for your love this year.
How to Choose A Custom Wedding Ring Set For Your Day
Establish Your Budget
The first step to choosing a custom wedding ring set for your special day is to come up with a reasonable budget which you can afford. They always say that an engagement ring and wedding band set should cost 3 months of your wages, but for many of us this is not realistic and it simply isn’t needed. Our total that we spent between engagement ring and our wedding set was $250. We were lucky and were handed down my grandmother's ring so all we had to do was get it resized which cost us $40 at a local jeweler.
When you find the right person to spend the rest of your life with, the price of a ring won’t matter and you don’t need to worry if you are spending enough. Come up with a budget that gives you some creativity but doesn’t break the bank.
When it Comes to the Engagement Ring
You can either make it a surprise or both choose the ring. Though many say that proposing will be one of the most amazing things you ever do and that it will make your heart flutter and skip a beat. It is also something that can change your life forever.
To allow you to really show off the ring you choose, you can plan a surprise and make a spectacle out of it. Choose a method of proposing which is unique to you and your partner and this will be one of the best moments of your life. Earlier this year, Brides magazine had an article a while ago about 12 Best Places to Propose, if you need any ideas.
Find out the Ring Size
One of the most challenging things you can do when planning to buy an engagement ring in secret is to find out the ring size of your love. There are several ways you can covertly find out the ring size of your partner without arousing suspicion. One method is to contact her best friends and get them to find out the ring size. They can either go on a shopping trip and head to a jeweller’s to ‘try on’ rings, or find out another way. This takes the focus away from you and once you have the size you can start researching rings.
Know Their Style
Everyone has different taste when it comes to fashion and jewellery, and there are many engagement rings with their own defining details that suit different styles. Make sure before you choose a ring for your love that you know what style she likes. Some people might like all frills and colour, whereas some people prefer simple and minimal designs. It would be a good idea to go shopping and ‘accidentally’ walk into a jewellers and see what things she is drawn to the most.
Pick The Band Metal
The band you choose for your engagement ring can vary in style and colour from silver, gold, white gold, rose gold, platinum and more, There are lots of materials you can choose from and they will vary in shine, weight and also durability.
Look among their other jewelry, what do they type of metal do they wear more of? You'll want to match that. If they wear a lot of silver, you can go for a white gold or platinum and it will still match, but don't go with a yellow or rose.
When it comes to getting a band for your man (or lady, even), tungsten is SUPER strong. The jeweler told us, that if my husband ends up getting his ring caught between something and his finger swells, they can't cut the ring because of the type of metal. So if your lover does anything where they working with machinery, you may want to opt for silicone rings for them to wear at work.
The Four C's
The four C’s will be something that you become very familiar with during your search for a great ring for your love. The four C’s describe different factors in the quality of the ring and the diamond within it. Here are the four C’s and what they mean:
- Colour – First of all, the colour of the diamond is an important measure of quality. When choosing a diamond, you are always looking for a diamond which is totally clear. This means that there are no impurities within the diamond which may cause a yellow tint.
- Cut – The cut of a diamond can be anything from diamond, princess, square, heart and many more. The cut of a diamond will have an effect on how shiny the diamond is so make sure to choose wisely.
- Clarity – Clarity is to do with any chips or impurities in the diamond which may have an impact on the shine and reflectiveness.
- Carat – Carat is simply a measure of weight, and the higher the carat, the more weighty the diamond and the ring is.
Choose the Setting
The setting in a ring could be a single stone, cluster, or shape. This will depend largely on the style of ring your love will like, and also will depend on your budget. This can be a fun part of the decision making process because the setting will largely influence the overall look and feel of the ring.
Above all, you know your future spouse, you know what they love. Don't let others convince you into buying a set, custom or not, that doesn't fit with your relationship. If you are a geeky fandom couple, get something that relates to that, if you're a movie lover then get something that relates. The idea behind wedding ring sets is to create that bond, that is to last a lifetime.