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Now, I don’t know your taste and it may be very progressive but from what I can tell, a classic band stands the test of time and chances that you won’t like them anymore after a few years are very little. For example, I’m wearing here a simple yellow gold 14k band with a milgrain edge and it’s accidentally the same style my wife’s grandfather wore and he got married in 1946.
The most popular material for wedding rings is yellow gold. It’s very classic and the best combinations are 14k or 18k because the have the right gold look but they are not too soft otherwise, you’ll see the scratches. Gold itself, a 100% gold is very soft and so if you go over 18k which is 75% of gold, it’s just not perfect for wedding rings.
Traditionally, if you didn’t like gold, which was rarely the case, people went for silver. Specifically 925 sterling silver or 950 or 800 silver. Now, while I like it for pinky rings, I do not like silver for a wedding band because it’s softer and it shows scuffs much more easily.
Back in the day, the alternative used to be platinum or white gold. Platinum is a different material than gold and it’s usually more expensive because it’s also harder to work on it. White gold is quite popular these days and if you like the silver look, it’s a valid alternative to a yellow gold or maybe even a rose gold.
Now, these are the basic classic materials you can wear for wedding rings and I suggest you stick with them because they’ve proven that they work, they last, and they don’t lose their value.
I suggest you go with something maybe 4mm or 5mm because it gets bigger, yes it can look more masculine but it can also be more difficult to get the ring onto your finger and it can be less comfortable when you wear it.
In terms of finishes, you can go with shiny finish that is polished, it’s probably the most classic one. You can get something that’s hammered which is unusual, or ou can get that milgrain edge, the one I’m wearing personally, or you can get something that’s really matte which is hardly ever seen.
So one question I get asked a lot is “Do I have to match the metals of my wedding band to the rest of my outfit?”
I say no, you don’t have to. Don’t stress out about it. Your wedding ring is a part of you and if you can match it, great! If not, that’s okay too.
So what are the wedding ring dont’s?
To me, the number one rule is not to go with unusual materials such as wood, tungsten, cobalt, titanium, rubber, and so forth. They just won’t stand the test of time and chances are you’ll just won’t like the look of them down the line.
Second, don’t go with finishes that are highly unusual such as blackened or matted, or edged, or acid treated because chances are, it’ll just look dated very soon.
Rule number 3 is don’t go with anything that’s wider than 8mm because it’s just way too big.
Rule number 4, do not add diamonds to your ring because it’s just very flashy and it makes you look like a pimp.
Number 5, avoid designer brands.
The wedding band is a very classic thing. You can find them from jewelers and it’s more about the weight, the specific design, and the right size for your finger. The designer simply adds a markup to the ring that does not add additional value to your comfort or looks.
Rule number 6, definitely avoid adjustable rings. That’s something from a gumball machine and it’s really the cheapest of the cheap and since this is a wedding ring, you want something that’s quality.
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