wedding rings

Bespoke Wedding Rings: Are They For You?

Wedding rings have come a long way from the standard classic gold band. Certainly, a gold band provides a simple elegance, but perhaps you are looking for something a little more personal. Bespoke weddings rings are a fantastic way of adding extra character and personality to your marriage celebrations. A valued, considered piece of wedding jewelry can be passed onto your future children. Your ring can be modeled on something that you both love –like a favorite movie, book or hobby – or based on a certain moment or place. Once you’ve decided your theme, the next step is to think about how you can incorporate it into a ring. If you’re unable to decide on a theme, then bounce ideas off friends and family. Advance Planning Planning

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Biding Your Time for the Bride Bling

Are you almost engaged to your boyfriend but waiting for the official proposal? Are you wondering what’s taking him so long? Does he know what kind of ring to buy? And most importantly, have you decided what kind of ring you want? Well, the good news is that the most important search is over. You’ve found each other. Whew! Now, the fun begins of finding and buying an engagement ring. How can you help your man make the process as smooth as possible? What To Buy To start with, figure out what style setting and diamond shape you like. Unless you are not particular and want to be completely surprised, I recommend dropping some hints to your beau, or better yet, just coming right out and telling him what it is that you like. After all,

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Rings for Every Stage of a Loving Relationship

Throughout history, the ring has long been a symbol of love, affection, and commitment between two lovers. And for every stage of a truly loving relationship, there is a ring for it. But who really knows the true difference among a promise ring, engagement ring, and wedding ring? While in our modern society there tends to be some overlap, history has told the distinct differences among these three types of rings. 1. Promise Rings The idea and intention surrounding the use of promise rings didn't really get big until about 20 years ago. Promise rings, also called pre-engagement rings, act as a symbol of a promise to remain monogamous and to be engaged in the future. This is common for young Christian couples to promise their love to each

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Tips for Keeping your Wedding Ring Looking Great

Your wedding ring is one piece of wedding jewelry you’ll keep for a lifetime. Chances are you’ve dreamed of it all your life and now that you have it, you’ll want to protect it so it always keeps its shine. There are many ways you can ensure that your wedding ring looks as great as the day you first opened that little velvet box. One is to always take it off and put it in a safe place if you are working with anything caustic like a chemical, paint, or other corrosive liquid. Often household cleaners can damage rings, so read the labels before you dive into your next project. NEVER leave your wedding ring above a sink on a shelf or take it off near a sink and leave it on the counter “just for a second.” More plumbers have been called

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When It Comes to Wedding Rings, Size Does Matter

Wedding rings have been used for thousands of years: our gorgeous platinum, titanium, gold, and silver bands bear little resemblance to their humbler papyrus and hemp predecessors, but the symbolism remains largely unchanged.  The ring stands for eternity, and it has become an integral part of any wedding ceremony.  While a symbol of love, it is also a visible sign to others of your relationship.  Does size matter when it comes to wedding rings?  If current trends are any indication, then the answer is definitely yes. There has always been a social cache attached to big diamond engagement rings for women, either as a symbol of status or a way to one-up their friends.  These are now left best as diamond ring table decor for fun at the

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White Gold Bands and Rings are a Timeless Choice

Choosing a wedding ring is one of the most important decisions a bride and groom will make together as a couple. Considering the options of yellow gold, white gold, and platinum is the first step in making this endearing choice. For decades, white gold has been the leading choice with brides followed closely by yellow gold as a popular and affordable second choice. The price of platinum is cost prohibitive with many couples’ budgets, and white gold rings are a comparable substitute for the look and feel of platinum. Titanium bands offer men a rugged look and are gaining popularity in the jewelry market. They are inexpensive and offer a perfect solution for keeping in line with budget restrictions. Traditional bands for brides and grooms

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To Buy Or Not To Buy Diamonds Online – That Is The Question

There is no doubt about it.  Today, an increasing number of people are buying their engagement rings and wedding rings online. By the same token, however, most online diamond retailers understand that buying diamonds online does not suit everyone’s tastes. Spending thousands on something that you can’t see or try on before buying can put even the most internet-savvy shoppers off.  In addition, buying something as personal as an engagement ring can be difficult to do "at a distance". So, why is it that more and more people are turning to the internet to buy their diamonds? First and foremost, the internet provides a wonderful self educational tool, whether you are in the market for an engagement ring, new car or sofa.  Most people

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