Do you think you will be letting your groom to choose the wedding ring for you, or are you going to search for one yourself ? I'm personally wouldn't be able to let anyone else to choose something i am supposed to wear for the rest of my life. Even my engagement ring we went and choose together with my fiance. I wanted something very simple and elegant, and even tho i first wanted a white gold ring, i somehow fell i love with light yellow gold.
My simple golden 4mm engagement ring , it actually kinda has the shape like the Lord Of the Rings hehe, didn't choose because of the movie tho, but noticed similarities after i got my ring :)
So now that we finally decided on the wedding day ( 10 years since we started to date, yeah we are this slow hehe ), i have the dilemma of choosing a wedding ring to go together with my engagement ring. I know it first sounds easy to do as engagement ring is this simple, but no...
One of the problems is that i have kinda expensive taste. I do not like LOTS of bling bling, or over the top things, but i do like quality and elegance - which are always costly. I've been trying to think of the ways to get a nice but less expensive ring. Here are some things for you to think about when searching for your wedding ring.
- One thing is sure, the jewelry is very expensive at normal jewel stores. The "air" in the ring price can be up to 50%. It comes mostly through name of the designer, workmanship and stores own profit. So if you decide to go and buy the ring from a jewel store i would recommend to try to lower the price. I know several couples that could easily get 20-25 % discount.
- It can actually be cheaper to design your own ring from the start especially if you have for example an old ring your want to remake into your wedding ring.
- How about pawn shops and auctions ? You can get an old ring for almost only the gold and stone price. Some girls are hesitant to buy jewelry that someone else has used and are afraid of possible "bad karma" in it. But think about it, how sure can you be in a normal jewel store that your stone has never EVER been in someone else's ring? I honestly do not believe in any bad karma in items :)
But what ever you do , please don't EVER try something that you can't afford.... I was silly enough to try on something i lost my heart too and can't get it . Don't make my mistakes :)
This is actually a steal ring, but isn't it beautiful ?
I never thought i would actually like coloured stones, but this ring is stunning!
If you are choosing both engagement and wedding rings, why not consider making them perfectly match together ?
Your ring doesn't necessarily needs to have stone in it, your taste will determine what kind of a wedding ring you will have . Or can use really small stones.
My dream ring... <3