Choosing a wedding band may seem like a cakewalk. You go to a store, take your pick from the variety of rings, wear it and check the fit. If everything goes as per your plans, you place the order.
That's it. You are done buying your wedding band.
This is what everyone does right? But how about doing something different, like getting customized wedding bands that define your style, your choice and the unique bond you share with your partner? This is where you need to choose hand crafted wedding bands. Here are some do's and don'ts to follow while purchasing them:
Do be specific about your choice. Be very specific about your choice of the ring in terms of the metal, ring shape, design, engravings, color of gemstones and so on and so forth. Once you make up your mind about the specifications, go ahead and place the order.
Don't be in a hurry. Take your time to find the perfect jeweler who can craft the most exquisite looking handmade wedding bands for you and your partner. Look around at different stores or online for samples or styles to determine what you like the most.
Do study about rings. There is a lot information about rings and the different designs. For instance, if you want specific braided wedding bands, research about it and how can you get it customized from the jeweler, the pros and cons, which metal will look best with the design, etc. This way you can place an order for a ring to wear for the rest of your life.
Don't forget to ask for certifications. If you are opting for handmade rings with gemstones, don't forget to ask for certifications. This holds true especially in the case of diamonds. Never, ever, make the mistake of buying an expensive wedding ring or any other jewelry for that matter without a certificate from the jeweler; either certificate of authenticity, appraisal, or certification on the gemstone. It will give you a peace of mind and assure you that the jewelry is authentic and not fake.
Do plan for the long term. Nothing can replace the feeling of getting a handmade ring that lasts a lifetime. You need to plan to a get sturdy rings that can stand the test of time.
These are some of the do's and don'ts of getting handmade rings. Keep a watch on this space for more informative articles on wedding bands.