Choosing the Right Wedding Bands to Suit Both the Bride and Groom
Wedding bands are no small investment—the average British couple spends around £2,000 on rings. And the rings are worth it as a one-time symbol of lasting love and fidelity to one another during the couple’s wedding day. This is why it’s even more important to choose the most suitable bands for both the bride and groom.
Hatton Garden Diamond has worked with countless couples to select matching wedding bands, seeking designs and qualities that suit both people. Remember that these are bands you’ll be wearing for a lifetime. Here are some of the questions we get from couples trying to select their rings.
Is a matching band necessary?
Not necessarily. Many couples might prefer to have simple matching bands to honour the tradition. It acts as a matching link between the couples.
But these days, it’s considered normal for a couple to have wedding rings that have the same theme but are suited to the bride and groom’s taste as individuals.
For example, a couple may choose the same metal, such as white gold, for their wedding rings, but the bride’s ring may have a stone or a line of stones around the band. The groom may prefer having a simple, unadorned band. They still match in colour, but each ring is tailored to their preference.
How much should you spend?
There is no set amount; wedding bands are a personal decision. While there is an average cost among British couples choosing their wedding rings, there’s no required amount to spend.
The price of wedding rings depends on the metal used, stone embellishments, and if a custom design is preferred. Engravings are also an additional cost. The simpler the band, the lower the price, but many couples choose to commemorate this occasion and customise their bands.
Adding small intricacies to the band creates a more personal touch for the couple. Both bride and groom can have an input on their bands.
What are the popular shapes?
Traditional wedding bands are defined by the shapes of their profiles or cross-sections.
- Court-shaped bands, which have an oblique profile. A full-court has an oval-shaped profile, fully rounded on both sides.
- Flat bands have a rectangular profile.
- D shape bands have a flat side and curve-side profile. The opposite of D shape bands is flat-court, which reverses the shape.
Other band profiles include bevelled profiles, which give a bevel edge to flat bands, and a concave profile that creates a slightly recessed surface around the band.
Speak to expert jewellers who can help you select a wedding band
Choosing wedding bands for you and your future spouse can be challenging, given the numerous options available to you. Let expert jewellers guide you through the choices and find the wedding band that caters to you and your partner’s tastes and personality.
Hatton Garden Diamond in London has a curated range of wedding bands, from diamond set bands to classic yellow gold bands. Book a consultation with us today and find the ideal pair of wedding rings that both you and your spouse will truly cherish.