When it comes to buying wedding ring sets for bride and groom, it always pays to do a little thinking before you shop. There are several important things that you should consider before buying any wedding ring set.
What to Do Before You Shop for Wedding Ring Sets for Bride and Groom
First, always set a budget for yourself before you decide anything else. Don’t get yourself in a financial bind by choosing a wedding ring set that you can’t really afford. Stick to your original budget no matter what. Buying jewelry can be like buying a car – it is very easy to get dazzled by the shine and sparkle of the gorgeous stuff in the showroom. Don’t let the salespeople lead you around; tell them upfront that you won’t be spending over whatever amount you decide, and stick to it! Now, this whole stick-with-your-budget thing doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy cheap wedding ring sets for bride and groom (meaning cheap sets, like plated brass or nickel with rhinestones that won’t hold up). We’re talking inexpensive here, not cheap. Do you see the difference?
You should have a good idea of what kind of metal you want your rings to be set in. Do you want gold, platinum or sterling silver? Of course, gold is far and away the most popular choice. If it is gold you want, then you will need to choose between white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold wedding bands. Platinum settings will be fairly costly but will be ultra elegant. Anyone not restricted to a tight budget may want to choose platinum. For the budget conscious who are shopping for wedding ring sets, sterling silver will provide you with some very beautiful, stylish choices and inexpensive choices. One good thing to keep in mind about men’s wedding rings is the fact that they may be subjected to a fair amount of wear and tear over the years. Always choose a sturdy, durable setting for a man’s ring. 10K gold, platinum and sterling silver will fit that bill nicely.
Think about the type of gemstone(s) you want. Diamonds are not the only type of stones used in wedding ring sets for bride and groom these days. They are the most popular choice, but thanks to many celebrities and royal couples choosing other gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, and even rubies as their choice for wedding rings, colored gemstones are quickly gaining in popularity. Keep an open mind and take a look at some wedding ring sets with colored gemstones, and I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised. Do remember that emerald engagement rings and wedding bands will require a bit of special care and handling.
The style and cut of wedding ring sets for bride and groom is always a good thing to have a general idea about before doing any serious shopping. With so many stone shapes and cuts available, you will need to take a look at them all and decide how you want your wedding set to look. Do you want a round solitaire engagement ring and a plain metal wedding band? How about an oval diamond cushion cut engagement ring and a wedding band set with oval accent stones? Again, there are many choices available, so browse around online to see what you like. Most people already have a general idea about what “look” they are partial to, so go with your instincts on this one. Choosing something totally different from what you have always loved may come back to haunt you later on.
If you know what you can spend, which metal you want before you shop, and what kind of stones and the general style you want in a wedding ring set it will make it so much easier when it actually comes time to shop. You can eliminate quite a few rings ahead of time, and make choosing beautiful and personal wedding ring sets for bride and groom easy and enjoyable.