Wedding Bands - A Symbol Of Never-Ending Love
The institution of marriage has undergone several changes through time, but the exchange of rings continues to remain an important marital rite. The wedding ceremony is incomplete without it as those thin, seamless rings worn on the ring finger on the left hand aren't mere pieces of jewelry; they are replete with symbolism. They stand for enduring and immortal love.
Hence, choose an ornament that not only reflects your marital devotion but also your own personal style and taste. Here are tips to choose a set of timeless wedding rings for the bride and the groom.
Gold has always been the traditional option, but its yellow undertone makes it somewhat tricky when it comes to coordinating it with clothes. White gold and platinum, with their silvery-white look are a better choice in this regard. White gold is a cheaper alternative to the pricey platinum. When you purchase metal bands, ensure to check the jewelry marking.
If you are looking at less conventional choices, Rose gold looks beautiful too. It's a pink shade and is produced by alloying yellow gold with copper. Tungsten bands are a suitable option for men. Silver can also be utilised as a metal for wedding rings. However, it is not the perfect material because unlike gold, it is quite soft and is easily damaged, disfigured and scratched.
A wedding ring is typically a seamless ring with no gemstones and designs, but there's not harm in adding one. A gemstone makes a dainty and delicate design. If you want to include a gemstone, consider how you'll place it. Also, if the bride's ring has a stone, it is not necessary for the grooms ring to game one; it looks better plain.
Speaking of possible gemstone choices, white diamonds are undoubtedly the most choice. When you purchase a ring with a stone, choose one that has special meaning in your life. It could be a birth stone. Select one which is hard enough to withstand everyday wear.
The style also increases the beauty of the ring. There is a selection of styles to choose from. You can choose a vintage style ring that expresses your cultural heritage or chunky, contemporary ring with intricate designs. If you have always loved to stand out in the crowd, opt for an unusual style wedding ring. It might be a Goth band, horseshoe styled bands, dolphin rings and dragon rings.
Engraving allows you to personalize your wedding rings. Messages have been engraved on the inner side of the ring. Engraving your names and the date of your wedding is a classic trend that will never grow old. If you are restricted on space, you may just write the initials. Many modern day brides and grooms have gone one step ahead to engrave words with important meanings, quotations and phrases on love, a phrase from a song (our song), nicknames, religious scriptures or symbols of true love.