Commissioning a Vintage Shaped Wedding Ring
The discerning bride tends to be very selective about her choice of wedding ring. She won’t buy just any ring. It has to be perfect. It has to match, and rightly so.
Worn side by side, the wedding ring and engagement ring should work together. They should complement each other. You can achieve this by including details from the engagement ring within the wedding ring.
Here are a few considerations ahead of choosing your wedding ring.
1. Does the ring need to be shaped?
Some engagement rings demand a shaped wedding ring to ensure a perfect fit. Despite the existence of ready-made designs, a custom made band is by far the best option for a ensuring a perfect fit.
2. Don’t overlook the proportions.
Don’t overlook the proportions of your engagement ring. Matching the width, depth and shape of the band will help create a consistent appearance between rings. Wedding rings usually look best with a similar width to the engagement ring. If the engagement ring narrows behind the finger, this might be a detail you choose to carry across to the wedding ring. If your wedding ring looks too bulky, wide or too thin and shallow, both rings are unlikely to match.
3. Copy vintage detail
Re-create vintage details within the wedding ring. If your vintage engagement ring has a milgrain pattern, considering including this. Other vintage details include hand engravings—shown in our example above. We copied the hand engraved detail on the wedding ring to create the same vintage appearance. If you’re friends admired the beauty of your engagement ring, let them admire the same for your wedding ring. Too many brides compromise with a poorly fitting, unmatched regular straight band. This is often a matter of cost. Remember that wedding rings are worn for a lifetime and not just for the wedding day.
4. Don’t skimp on the precious metal.
Don’t choose a cheaper metal option. Ensure consistency of wear, and colour between rings by choosing the same alloy. If you’re not happy with discolouration from 18ct white gold, this might be a good time to consider an to upgrade to Platinum.
Seek good advice
Good advice can be hard to find. We have helped thousands of brides with their wedding rings. Each week we receive photographs from brides-to-be showing us their engagement rings—seeking advice on a suitable wedding ring. We offer complete guidance from your very first enquiry all the way to a completed commission. Contact us in any way you like – by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by message / chat, or through the comment channel below.