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The Beautiful Company – Wedding Ring Information Sheet

Help Buying Wedding Rings

The choice of wedding ring is a crucial decision given that it is intended to be worn for the rest of your life, please find below some hints and tips for purchasing so that it will last and complement your engagement band.

The wedding rings listings on this site cover just about every type and design currently available today, so you will be spoilt for choice when shopping here. The first thing to consider therefore is what type of metal do you want. The main features of each type of metal used is given below, but probably the choice for you will have been made already by the choice of metal used in your engagement choice. We would not advocate generally mixing metals as firstly it could look a bit odd and secondly one may cause a disproportionate wear on the other meaning you will need to replace either your wedding ring or your engagement ring at some point much earlier that you would have liked.

Wedding Band Metals

Yellow Gold is still a very popular long lasting precious metal and capable of being altered easily as finger sizes alter, but don’t mix 9ct and 18ct gold as they look different and the 9ct gold will wear down the 18ct gold.

White Gold is an increasingly popular alternative which again is easily altered. White gold is generally rhodium plated to enhance the whiteness but this can need redoing every few years or so.

Platinum is the most precious and expensive of the metals used and is the most durable, its also the most expensive to alter should you need to later on. No plating is required so it will be a beautiful colour just as it is.

Buyng a Palladium Wedding ring is the most like platinum, actually its’ from the same family and it is a very similar colour, but is a fraction of the cost so it makes for a much cheaper alternative than the others.

Titanium and Zircnium are also one of the cheaper alternatives to the more precious metals and they can come plain patterned or inlaid with precious metals such as gold and platinum. Titanium Wedding Rings cannot however be resized

To each of the above one or more diamonds can be added to suit your tase and is certainly the thing to impress at your wedding.

Wedding Ring Profiles

The profile is what it looks like if you saw it in cross section. The main profiles you will encounter, all represented on this site are court shaped, D shaped, flat court shaped, slight court shaped and flat shaped. A brief description of these shapes is given below.

Court Shaped are curved on the inside and curved on the outside often known as comfort fit as there are no sharp edges to dig into the skin.

Flat Court shaped are flat on the outside and curved on the inside to maintain the comfort effect.

Slight Court shaped are like the court shaped but just with a less pronounced curve.

D Shaped are flat on the inside and curved on the outside to give a lighter ring than a court and a profile that many prefer.

Flat shaped are flat on both the outside and the inside. 

Other Considerations when choosing a Wedding Band

Other considerations include

  1. Whether you need a shape to it to fit round the diamond setting of your engagement ring.
  2. If you would like a pattern, a range of available patterns are available on the site.
  3. Do you want it to have a diamond or diamonds in it.  they can be added to the plain choices or bought as finished designs.

Overall the main purpose here is to have that special token of love that you can wear just about every day and will match any other jewellery you may want to wear with it. If so then we are sure you will find what is right for you on this site

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