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Zak Smith
Cardiff

I always use Atlam Silver when I want something unique and custom made. They create such lovely pieces that are all personal and great gifts for my loved ones. The services are speedy and efficient and the prices are great too!

Lydia Abbott
Manchester

I really wanted a gift for my mother for her 50th birthday. I wanted it to be something special and a bit different as 50 is of course a very special birthday celebration! Atlam Silver made me a beautiful necklace that my mother loved!

Lea Pearson
Liverpool

Atlam Silver are a really great company that made me my stunning bridesmaids gifts. I wanted them to have matching bracelets that were all individual to them. They loved the gifts and I love seeing their faces as they opened them!

Looking For the Perfect Wedding Band

Choosing an engagement ring is a decision that most people mull over for weeks, maybe months. However, its lifetime partner, the wedding band, doesn’t seem to get that much attention. In most cases, it comes as an afterthought. That need not be the case; you can prepare yourself way in advance to get a gorgeous wedding band.

How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Band

Once you hit the jewelry store, you’ll notice that the choices are too many it can be overwhelming. You therefore need a strategy to narrow down your preferred choices of the perfect wedding band. To help you in your quest for the perfect wedding band, here are a few pointers.

This Thing Called Budget

One thing you will quickly realize is that you can get gorgeous rings at pretty much any price; only the quality makes the difference. Therefore, in order to narrow down your choices and still end up with quality items, it is important to set a budget that works for both of you. 

When setting the budget, consider everything you think is worth your while; the metal, the stone, embellishments, engravings etc. For custom made wedding bands, you might want to shop around to get some quotes before settling on any one jeweler. If you buy the three rings (an engagement and wedding bands) together, you might get a discount. However, before you make a purchase, look around for the best quality wedding bands that will be perfect for the money set aside.

Know When to Go Shopping

Ideally, shopping for your wedding band should start months in advance to give you adequate time to look for the preferred design, style, and get it fixed incase the size isn’t quite right. If you decide to go for custom-made rings, you need to look for the right jeweler as well as have adequate time to get it done.

In most cases, the lady engagement rings come with wedding bands. However, there is usually an unspoken need to match the bride and groom wedding bands. Depending on your specific preferences, it is important to do your shopping well on time to give yourselves a chance to look for what you really want.  Four months prior to the wedding should be adequate.

Choosing the Perfect Design

   

Here is the deal: while you may not always wear your wedding and engagement rings together, when you do, it is important that the band doesn’t overpower the engagement ring. Always have the rings designed well so that the wedding band is not a distraction. Today, you’ll find that these rings are sold in pairs. Go for the sleeker, cleaner, minimalist designs for an elegant look.

You can decide to take a flat band, or add a little spackle with a diamond-studded wedding band. Be careful to avoid a ring that is diamond studded on the entire band. This is because it will pose a problem later on in life if you ever need to resize it.

Do We Need Matching Wedding Bands

Wearing matching bands is not a rule set in stone; you have the freedom to decide whether it works for you or not. While some couples think it is important to have bands that match, others think similar ones are ok while others still decide to wear whichever band either pleases. There are no rules; choose what you like!

Keep It Quality

There is one thing you need to keep in mind; the wedding band will stay with you for life. Therefore, you need to get the best quality your budget can allow. Choose the best designs, best workmanship, best metal, and best structural integrity. Poor quality rings may come with loose stones, dull finishes, metals that will twist or deform after a short while or shank that cranks all of which will translate to a waste of money. 

One of the most obvious indicators of the quality of workmanship is the casting. Always choose rings that are well casted, and are easy to repair, clean and polish. Gold and platinum are the best metals for setting as they are strong and easy to maintain.

Heirlooms can be repurposed and resized to fit in as engagement or wedding bands. Vintage jewelry is also a trend that is rapidly picking up, is environmental friendly and adds to the ring’s sentimentality.

Your Lifestyle Matters Too

What would be the pleasure in having a pricey ring that you cannot wear for fear of losing it? Keep in mind that the ring is to be worn every day. Therefore, choose a band that you’ll be comfortable wearing every day. Make sure it is the appropriate fit, and strong enough to suit your daily activities.