Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring: A Guide for Engaged Couples

So you’re engaged? Congratulations! Among the many exciting things you’ve got to plan for in the near future, you’ll soon need to start thinking about your rings. Whether you already know what you want or have no idea and need some help, we’ve put together this guide on choosing the perfect ring for your soon-to-be perfect wedding day.


This might seem a little obvious, but one of the first things you need to think about is the size of your wedding ring. Sometimes people prefer to go for a ring that’s a little larger in fear of it becoming stuck on their finger one day and not being able to take it off. While you could guess your size and just go with it, you’re better off going and having your finger measured professionally. Most stores will do this for free! Also, remember that if your ring does become too large or small, you can always get it resized!


Finding the right diamond that suits your taste and style isn’t as cut and dry as you might think because there are many different shades, sizes, and types of diamond. Make sure you choose something that you’re going to treasure for a lifetime! Think about whether you’d want to go for lab created diamonds, a radiant diamond, or maybe even a pristine diamond. Don’t forget to think about your budget as cost comes into play when choosing the right diamond for you.


People tend to veer away from the traditional gold wedding ring these days, so one thing you’ll need to think of is the colour of your wedding ring. Are you going to go with a traditional colour, or are you looking to go for white gold or platinum? The cost comes into play again here, so do some research beforehand so you’re not disappointed when it comes to wedding ring shopping.


Personalisation, I hear you ask. Absolutely! Some couples choose to have a message, number or phrase that means something to them engraved into the ring. If this is something you’d like to do, be sure to mention this as you are ring shopping as your jeweller will be able to help you choose the perfect ring for you. The engraving will need to be small enough to fit on a ring, so keep that in mind when choosing what to engrave! A popular choice is “I love you”.


The cost of your rings has cropped up quite a bit in this article, and that’s simply because rings can be extremely expensive! Before heading out on your ring shopping trip, agree with your partner on how much you have to spend on your rings. Set a high limit that you absolutely cannot go above. This way, you can be clear with your jeweller and they will be able to show you rings that are within your budget.

Wedding rings are an important aspect for many people getting married, so make sure you choose wisely. Congratulations again on the engagement!