Choosing Your Wedding Ring: How to Make it Personal
Everyone knows what the classic wedding ring looks like. And while classic isn’t necessarily a bad thing, do you really just want a basic, cookie cutter ring to stay with you for the rest of your marriage? Probably not. Here are several things you can do to help give your wedding ring a little personality.
According to The Knot, engraving a message, fingerprint, or meaningful symbol on your wedding ring can give it the perfect, personal touch that will remain sentimental for a lifetime. And don’t be afraid of going above and beyond. There are even ways to engrave your electrocardiograph, or heartbeat, if you want to go that route. But in the end, you will want something that is meaningful to both you and your partner.
If you are lacking ideas, just think about you and your partner and what makes your relationship unique. However, if you are stuck trying to think of something special to engrave on your ring, you can always use a more general phrase or symbol, whether that be an infinity sign or a phrase like “always and forever.”
Use Unique Materials
Another way to personalize your wedding ring is to choose unique materials. This could refer to both the band and the stone. For example, rather than a silver- or gold-plated band, you could try a rose gold or platinum. According to Vansweden Jewelers, less common materials, such as tungsten, ceramic, carbon fiber, wood, or even animal bone can also all be used to create unique rings. You can also have a lot of fun mixing and matching shapes and thicknesses of your band.
Furthermore, while the tradition is usually diamonds, there are so many more gems to choose from that are equally as beautiful. If you want your ring to stand out in a crowd, like pearls, emeralds, or sapphires. Plus, rather than the classic oval or square cut gem, try a more triangular or circular shape for extra pizzazz.
If you are on the more conservative side and don’t want your ring to be made from any unique or less common materials, you can always give your ring a more subtle, but still personalized, touch with two-tone metals—like using white gold on the inside and yellow gold on the outside. However, according to Honeyfund, you will want to make sure that if you have a gemstone, the two-tone color combination works well with the color of your gem.
Getting married is one of the most exciting stages of life. While the venue or the color of your tie may stick around in pictures, the small details within the wedding décor won’t matter nearly as what you will keep around with you for the entirety of your marriage: your wedding ring. For this reason, don’t just choose any ring. Make it yours—representative of both your personality and your marriage.
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