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Choosing the perfect wedding rings.

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Choosing and purchasing your wedding rings is a milestone occasion for both the bride and groom to be. The wedding ring is a show of real love and commitment to each other, a circle which symbolises eternity, with no beginning or end.


Unlike the engagement ring, we tend to find that the wedding rings are perhaps not as fretted or deliberated over months beforehand, and can often be something of an afterthought. But as it will be a piece of jewellery worn by you both for the rest of your lives, we feel it most certainly pays to spend that little more time finding what's perfect for you both. Take some time to research, review and compare prices. You may both decide that as these will be your forever rings, the idea of a custom made wedding rings is the right choice for you both.

With such an array of options, we at Icecooldiamonds.com have narrowed down the basics for you, which should start you on the road of choosing the perfect his and hers wedding rings.

 

Profiles

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There are a wide range of wedding ring profiles available. We have put together a list and description of each of these profiles to guide you in your choice:

Court wedding rings are rounded on both the inside and outside and offer a more comfort fit, and are popular for his and her wedding rings. Court wedding rings are ideal for diamond setting too.

Flat court wedding rings have a flat square profile from the top and are rounded on the inside to give extra comfort. The Flat wedding ring has a more modern and contemporary look and again is ideal for diamond setting.


D-Shape wedding rings are rounded on the outside and flat on the side.


Flat wedding rings are very much the same as flat court, but are flat both on the inside and the outside. This wedding ring allows for a lower profile to that of the Flat Court.

All wedding ring profiles come in medium to heavy weight, which your jeweller can show you examples of.

 

Widths

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There are no wrong or rights when selecting the width of your bands, it is purely down to personal preference.

Ladies Wedding Ring


It is always a good idea to consider the width of your engagement ring first of all. Some ladies prefer the wedding ring to be identical in width, while others it's a matter of taste and style


Men's Wedding Ring


Men's wedding bands are available in 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8mm widths, with 5 & 6 mm being the most popular. For men it is more important to take into consideration the size and length of your hand and fingers in order to choose the width that best suits you. Ultimately the width of your wedding ring is down to what feels comfortable for you.

 

Metal Choice


Gold


Gold can be mixed with other metals to create different colours such as white and rose gold.


Gold is both ductile and malleable, making it easy to craft into jewellery.


Gold purity is measured in Karats (not to be confused with carats a measurement of gem stones).

Gold purity is expressed in millesimal fineness, which refers to the gold content in 1,000 parts of a bar. For example, a bar designated with "995 fineness" is 995 parts gold and 5 parts other alloys.


24ct gold is 99.9% pure gold
18ct gold is 75% gold.
14ct gold is 58.8% gold
9ct gold is 37.5% gold.

 

Platinum

The most popular for engagement rings and wedding rings.


Naturally white metal that will never fade or change colour.


One of the rarest metals, but with rarity comes expense.


Platinum is 95% pure.


It's hypoallergenic

 

Palladium

New to the market and part of the platinum family which makes it similar to platinum as it is hard wearing, natural white metal, durable & hypoallergenic


Lighter than platinum and therefore one of the more cost effective metals on the market today.

 

Finish

The finish of your wedding ring is something you may not have thought about, as there are so many other factors to consider. Here is a list of finishes to help you decide what's best:


Polished Finish


The most popular of finishes is the highly polished. Bright and reflective to set off any jewel or gemstone.


Brushed & Satin Finished


The brushed and satin finish is more popular for men's wedding rings. The finish is ideal for heavy duty wear. A more subtle and modern look.


Hammered Finished


Hammered into the surface of the ring during manufacture, creating a textured pattern.

Diamonds


Diamonds were once said to have magical powers to bring about love, purity and eternity, so it would seem the sensible option to add a diamond to his and hers wedding bands, even if it is hidden on the inside as part of the engraving maybe!

 

Design your own wedding ring


There isn't anything more special than designing your own wedding bands, which allows you to select all of the options without having to compromise.


To view our selection of wedding rings visit http://www.icecooldiamonds.com/wedding-bands


Or why not come in to our showing room near London, Hatton Garden to discuss your wedding rings in detail and perhaps the options of creating bespoke wedding rings. Call us to arrange your appointment on 020 7936 4007.


Here are a few of our bespoke wedding ring commissions

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