The Wedding Ring Buying Guide

Wedding Ring Buying Guide

Shopping for your perfect wedding ring can be a daunting task - after all, it’s something you will wear and cherish forever! To make the process easier, Steffans Jewellers have created this guide to provide couples with expert advice on making their ring selection. This helpful how-to guide has been put together by experienced jewellery professionals who know exactly what qualities to look for in terms of style, fit and quality. We cover everything from finding the perfect size and shape of metal band to understanding carat weight and diamond clarity grades. 

Our aim is to help you pick out wedding rings that not only meet your budget but also reflect your personal style and love story. Whether it's an updated classic or something more unique with a contemporary twist, read on as we take you through every step of selecting beautiful yet affordable wedding bands!

1. Choose a Budget

One of the most important aspects of wedding ring planning is creating a budget. Choosing a budget requires a bit of effort, but it is well worth the time and energy as it helps you make better decisions with your money for both your wedding rings and your wedding ceremony in general. A budget not only helps you track your expenses, it also allows you to prioritise your spending and save for future goals. To choose the right budget, take a close look at your income and expenses and identify areas where you can cut back. With a little bit of discipline and determination, you can create a budget that works for you and your financial goals. So start today and take control of your finances!

2. Get the Correct Ring Size

Ensuring that you have the right ring size is crucial to ensure the comfort and longevity of your ring. There are several ways to determine your correct ring size, from measuring your finger with a string or paper to using a ring sizer at a jewellery store. Taking the time to properly measure your finger can save you from any potential discomfort or hassle of resizing your ring later on. So, before purchasing your wedding rings, make sure to get the correct ring size to ensure a perfect fit. Steffans can help with this by sending out a FREE ring sizer to you to allow you to measure your ring from home or can provide a FREE ring sizing in-store as part of our unique in store service.

3. Choose the Perfect Style

When it comes to choosing the perfect style for your wedding ring sets, the shape is everything. Court shaped and shaped rings are some of the most popular styles out there, and for good reason. Court shaped rings have a traditional and elegant look that complements any outfit, while shaped rings come in a variety of designs that reflect individuality and personal taste.

Further still, diamond wedding rings or diamond eternity bands offer more sparkle and glamour but it's all down to your personal preference. The key is to find a shape that fits your finger comfortably and that suits your overall style. Don't be afraid to try on different styles until you find the one unique wedding ring that feels just right. After all, your wedding ring will be with you for a lifetime and beyond so it's important that the style is befitting of you and only you.

4. Consider how it will fit against your engagement ring

One more important factor to consider is how it will fit against your engagement ring. After all, these two pieces of jewellery will be worn together for the rest of your life! You'll want to make sure that they sit together seamlessly. When selecting a wedding band, take note of the shape and contour of your engagement ring. Consider whether a curved or half halo band would best complement the design of your ring. It's also a good idea to try on different options to see what looks and feels the most comfortable, but try to ensure that both rings are made from the same metal otherwise they may wear slightly differently, especially with Platinum and White Gold. With some thoughtful consideration, you're sure to find the perfect wedding band to pair with your engagement ring.

5. Select the perfect metal and stones

The next part, and probable the most essential involves choosing the perfect metal and inset of precious stones (if required). Whilst you may have your heart set on a particular metal and style, it's import to do a little bit of research and get some expert guidance to find a look that is befitting of you both. There are various metals to choose from, including platinum, white gold, rose gold and yellow gold, all of which have their own unique characteristics and properties. We'd recommend either picking one that complements existing jewellery pieces or brings out the natural beauty of your preferred stones.

When it comes to stones, you'll need to decide on the type of gemstone you prefer, such as diamonds, rubies, or sapphires, and also consider factors such as cut, clarity, and carat weight. It's important to think about the occasion and your intended recipients' style and preferences when making your final selections. Trust your instincts, and soon you'll find the perfect combination of metal and stone to create the perfect ring.

6. Buy with confidence

When making a purchase, it's important to feel secure and confident in your decision. This is why buying with confidence should be at the forefront of your mind. As one of the UK's leading designers and crafters of Wedding Rings, we offer a truly bespoke service for each and every Wedding Ring customer. 

All of our rings are available on 0% interest free credit to help you work around the affordability of your rings and each set of wedding rings comes complete with our exciting Wedding Ring offer. When you purchase both Wedding Rings from Steffans Jewellers, you will receive:

  • £100 Gift Card to spend in-store
  • Complimentary engravings on both rings
  • Complimentary engagement ring cleaning
  • Free Bespoke Design Service

In addition to this, all wedding ring appointment will receive a FREE set of earrings worth £49.95 with you attend your appointment. Take the stress out of buying your wedding rings and book an appointment with Steffans today here: