Find your perfect wedding ring with Chapelle Jewellery
The wedding ring symbolises eternal love in a never ending circle - a love that has no beginning and no end. So where do you start when on the hunt for the all-important wedding ring? The team at Chapelle have put together a list of dos and don'ts to guide you on your way.The advice starts when buying an engagement ring! Carefully consider how a wedding band will sit alongside it. The team at Chapelle Jewellery advise against solitaire diamond rings with a twist setting as this will restrict the wedding band options available to you. Gold or platinum? Whichever you prefer, Chapelle Jewellery always recommend the wedding band is made of the same alloy as the engagement ring. The two rings are going to sit alongside each other for many years, so it’s best to try and choose the same alloy for consistency and overall appearance. What about the groom? Fellas, trying on rings may seem a little strange, perhaps daunting! So here’s some points to make the process easier! First of all, look at how a white metal ring looks on your finger and compare it to yellow gold; you don’t have to have the matching style to your partner, so choose whichever you prefer. Ever considered a cobalt wedding ring? This metal is white in colour and is harder wearing than gold. Although it will still scratch and show wear, cobalt is a very fashionable choice for modern grooms. A wide or a narrow band? Chapelle jewellers will never rush you when you’re choosing a wedding band to sit next to your engagement ring, so try on different widths to see which you prefer (you might be surprised). Brides-to-be often choose a 3mm band, but don’t feel restricted to this! Usually grooms choose wider bands, but there’s really no rule. Chapelle Jewellery recommend that both bride and groom try various widths, to see how they look and feel. Don’t forget, you don’t need to choose a matching pair! What on earth is a profile? There aren’t many to choose from but it can be confusing when you’re first asked which profile you prefer. The profile is the shape of the band, it’s not complicated but we’re sure you’ll have a preference! A court wedding ring has a slight curve on the outer and inside edges; it’s often referred to as being a comfort fit as it sits so nicely against the finger. A D shaped band is exactly what it says; it’s slightly curved on the outside but flat on the inside. Outwardly, court and D shape bands appear the same as they’re both curved on the visible side but you may like the feel of one more than the other. The difference may not be obvious, so try them both on and see if you have a preference. A flat court shape is the opposite to a D shape; the outside of the band is straight and the interior slightly curved. The addition of a bevel edge finish to a flat court ring is proving very popular with grooms who are seeking a modern finish. Diamond set or plain wedding band? It all depends on the design of your engagement ring and how much bling you like! By far the most popular choices are the plain bands but the team at Chapelle Jewellery suggests trying on a few options and explore the whole range! To sum up, you need to feel comfortable with your selection and the team down at Chapelle Jewellery are always on hand to give help and advice if you should need it. But just remember, you’re going to wear your wedding ring for the rest of your life, so spend some time getting it right, and the rest, as they say, will be history!