The humble wedding ring can often get lost in the afterburners of its more exotic cousin, the engagement ring – but it’s no less a symbol of love and commitment, and it’s a piece of jewellery that, hopefully, will be worn forever.
The fact it is a jewellery item that will be worn every day makes it even more important that you and your partner choose your wedding rings carefully. Hopefully, you’ll only get to do this once in your life and there are plenty of things to consider.
I hand-craft wedding rings, which means you and your partner will get a piece of jewellery that is totally unique and personalised to you as individuals – but just how bespoke depends on a number of factors.
Setting a realistic budget is vital. You can buy quality wedding rings at prices that won’t mean you having to remortgage the house, but inevitably the quality of the ring you receive will usually increase with its price, and a higher budget also allows you to be more creative with the design.
Broadly speaking, wedding rings fall into three basic categories.
A plain band is probably the most common style you’ll see on someone’s finger. This is an unfussy, traditional choice usually, but not exclusively, in gold.
A stone-set wedding ring is inset with precious gemstones, such as diamonds, rubies or emeralds. A stone-set ring will often complement a woman’s engagement ring – and if you’re well-organised and your engagement isn’t a surprise, you can plan all three rings as a matching set.
Shaped wedding rings give a twist – sometimes literally – to the plain band by adding a flourish to the design.
Whilst it’s been traditional to make wedding rings in gold, individual taste and style, and occasionally allergies, mean many people opt for other precious metals such as silver or platinum.
When you come to me for your wedding ring, I’ll sit down with you and your partner individually or together and talk through your personal tastes and we’ll look at some designs to help you come to a decision about your preferred design.
All my wedding rings are made by me personally in my workshop in Hatton Garden, ensuring you get precisely what you want.
To find out more about wedding rings or any of our other products and services, or to book an appointment with Lewis Malka, please contact us.