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A Guide To Choosing Your Wedding Rings

Your wedding rings are a symbol of your love and the only physical memory of your wedding day that you carry with you throughout your life. Let us guide you through the process and help you to create wedding rings as unique as the relationship they represent.

What about the design?

A wedding ring is intended to be worn for life, bear this in mind when choosing a design. Your wedding ring is traditionally worn next to your engagement ring. Many couples choose to combine both wedding and engagement into one design or design the wedding and engagement rings together as a set. Ideally, the design of your wedding ring should complement your engagement ring. What you may like today might not be so desirable in a decade or two. At Jewel Beetle we are happy to make whatever your heart desires but if you want our honest advice - we believe that “simplicity is genius” A classic design will stand the test of time.

Wedding Couple with Rings on

Wedding Rings  - Celtic design by Jewel Beetle

Would you and your partner like matching wedding rings?

There are many options for matching rings but it’s not uncommon for the bride and groom to have totally different designs. However, they are a symbol of your love and the relationship they represent, so why not put some special thought into their design. We can show you some examples where the design elements from the brides ring are used in a more simplistic way for the grooms ring, each design is different but they both have the same symbolic connection.

 

 
"Thank you very much for your expertise & wonderful Service. Our wedding bands are beautiful and my engagement ring fits very well with the band. You gave us a very easy experience in choosing for our important occasion."
Erin Walker and Paul Fetz - Nelson

 

 

Did you know the wearing of wedding rings on the third finger of the left hand dates back to the 17th Century BC? Ancient Egyptians believed that this finger contained the “vena amoris”, the vein of love that runs directly to the heart. By placing a continuous band of precious metal on this finger, it was thought that you ensured your everlasting love.

Frequently Asked Questions - Wedding Rings

What options are there for matching wedding rings?

There are many options for matching rings but it’s not uncommon for the bride and groom to have totally different designs. However, they are a symbol of your love and the relationship they represent, so why not put some special thought into their design. We can show you some examples where the design elements from the brides ring are used in a more simplistic way for the grooms ring, each design is different but they both have the same symbolic connection.

What materials can be used?

We would recommend gold, platinum or palladium. We would strongly advise against titanium, steel or tungsten rings as they are extremely hard to cut off in the event of an injury to your fingers. At Jewel Beetle we don’t skimp on materials, we want your rings to last a lifetime and be enjoyed for generations to come. You may be quoted cheaper elsewhere but probably for a thinner and less robust band.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 9, 14 AND 18CT GOLD?

Basically it’s the pure gold content that determines the difference between 9, 14 or 18 or 22ct gold.For example, if pure gold (24ct) has 24 parts then 9ct gold consists of 9 parts pure gold and 15 parts other alloy. The other alloys used in gold are copper, silver, palladium or platinum. These added alloys determine the final colour. The percentage of pure gold content remains the same regardless of the colour alloy. 9ct gold has 37.5% pure gold, 14ct has 58.5% pure gold and 18ct has 75% pure gold. White gold for instance has more silver, platinum or palladium whilst rose and red gold have more copper added. So now that you have basic knowledge of gold alloy, you can understand why 14ct and 18ct gold is more expensive than 9ct gold.

Can I use my own gold?

We can in some cases depending on the design you choose we can melt down gold you may have for sentimental purposes or use diamonds or gemstones from an old ring. There is also an option of trading in your old gold towards new materials.. Just ask us for details or read our Remodelling Jewellery page

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