Wedding Bands - A Symbol Of Never-Ending Enjoy
The institution of marriage has undergone several changes through the years, 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 which not only reflects your marital commitment but also your personal style and taste. Here are tips to pick 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 clothing. White gold and platinum, with their silvery-white seem are a better option in this regard. White gold is a cheaper alternative to the pricey platinum. When you buy metal bands, ensure to check the jewelry marking.
If you are looking at less conventional options, Rose gold looks beautiful too. It has a pink color and is made by alloying yellow gold with copper. Tungsten bands are a suitable option for men. Silver can also be used as a metal for wedding rings. However, it is not the perfect material because unlike gold, it's quite soft and is easily damaged, disfigured and scratched.
A wedding ring is typically a seamless ring with no gemstones and layouts, but there is not harm in adding one. A gemstone creates a dainty and delicate design. If you would like to incorporate a gemstone, consider how you will place it. Also, if the bride's ring has a rock, it's not necessary for the grooms ring to game one; it seems better plain.
Speaking of possible gemstone choices, white diamonds are undoubtedly the most choice. When you buy a ring with a stone, choose one that has special meaning in your life. It could be a birth stone. Select one which is tough enough to withstand everyday wear.
The style also adds to the beauty of the ring. There's a range of styles to pick from. You can choose a classic style ring that expresses your cultural heritage or chunky, contemporary ring with intricate designs. If you have always loved to stick out in the crowd, opt for an unusual style wedding ring. It could be a Goth band, horseshoe styled rings, dolphin rings and dragon bands.
Engraving allows you to personalize your wedding bands. 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're restricted on space, you may only write the initials. Many modern day brides and grooms have gone one step ahead to engrave words with significant meanings, quotations and phrases on love, a word from a song (our song), nicknames, religious scriptures or symbols of true love.