Wedding Bands - A Symbol Of Never-Ending Enjoy
The institution of marriage has undergone several changes over 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 are not mere pieces of jewelry; they are replete with symbolism.
You will wear your wedding ring for the rest of your life. 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.
The three most widely used precious metals are yellow gold, platinum and white gold. Gold has always been the traditional option, but its yellow undertone makes it a little tricky when it comes to coordinating it with clothing. White gold and gold, with their silvery-white look are a better choice in this respect. White gold is a cheaper alternative to the pricey platinum. When you purchase metal bands, make sure you check the jewellery marking.
If you are looking at less traditional options, Rose gold looks beautiful too. It has a pink color and is produced by alloying yellow gold with copper. Tungsten bands are a appropriate 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 is quite soft and is easily damaged, disfigured and scratched.
A wedding ring is typically a seamless ring without any gemstones and designs, but there's not harm in adding one. A gemstone makes a dainty and delicate design. If you want to incorporate a gemstone, consider how you will place it. Moreover, if the bride's ring has a stone, it is not necessary for the grooms ring to game one; it seems better plain.
Speaking of potential gemstone choices, white diamonds are by far the most choice. Amethyst, turquoise, pearls and chocolate diamonds are other favorites for a wedding ring. 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 that 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. It is possible to pick a classic 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 band. It might be a Goth band, horseshoe styled bands, dolphin rings and dragon bands.
Engraving permits you to personalize your wedding bands. Messages are engraved on the inner side of the ring. Engraving your names and the date of your wedding is a timeless trend that won't ever grow old. If you're limited 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 word from a song (our song), nicknames, religious scriptures or symbols of true love.