Bridal Club Magazine
Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring
Traditionally, a wedding band was worn on the
ring finger of the left hand because it was believed that the vein
in that finger went straight to the heart. A wedding ring is a
piece of jewelry which will be worn everyday of your life to
signify your love and fidelity to your significant other. That
being said, you want to ensure you choose the perfect ring, which
can be difficult for someone who is inexperienced in this area.
Luckily we can help you through the steps of finding the perfect
wedding ring for the special person in your life.
The first thing to consider is the kind of metal you want for your
wedding rings. Most wedding rings are found in yellow gold, white
gold or platinum. These forms of metal vary in price and most
likely this decision will be quite easy since most women already
know what kind of ring they want.
The next step is choosing the stone for the ring. You will need to
decide which kind of stone you want as well as the shape of the
stone. Diamonds are still the most popular choice when it comes to
stones for wedding rings however colored stones such as emeralds,
rubies and sapphires are becoming more and more popular.
The last step is to find a reputable jeweler who you will be
comfortable purchasing such an expensive piece of jewelry from.
Perhaps it is best to use a jeweler who one of your friends or
family members have already used and would recommend for you
because of such great results.
If you are like most couples who are marrying, you will likely
choose a diamond wedding ring. If you are doing so, you may want to
keep the four C's in mind while doing so. The four C's are the
diamond's color, cut, clarity and carat weight.
1. Color - Diamonds are available in number of colors and shades
including white, yellow, green, blue and pink. The color range
starts at D and moves through the alphabet towards Z. The scale
moves from white to yellow as it makes its way through the
2. Cut - The cut of the diamond is what gives the diamond
personality. Diamonds which are cut well will be bright and
sparkly, however diamonds that are cut poorly may end up looking
dull and boring. Choosing and making sure the cut is perfect is a
crucial step in the overall outcome of your wedding ring.
3. Clarity - An inclusion in a diamond is an imperfection inside
the stone which will greatly affect the overall worth of the ring.
The size, color and position of the inclusions in your ring affect
the clarity of the diamond. You want to ensure the diamond has good
4. Carat Weight - A carat is divided into 100 equal parts (also
known as points). Therefore a one carat diamond equals 100 points;
half carat equals 50 and so on. When the diamonds are loose (before
they are mounted on the ring), the weight is easy to determine,
however, after the diamond has been mounted only a gemologist can
determine the weight of the diamond(s).
Take your time when choosing a wedding ring for yourself or for
your significant other. A wedding ring is a sign of your
everlasting love to one another and is something that will be
cherished for the rest of your lives.
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