There are few other pieces of jewelry, if any, that are meant to be worn for the entirety of one’s life. For this reason, you’ll want to consider the piece you choose carefully. Our experts at BENARI JEWELERS have put together a guide to the ins and outs of purchasing a wedding band and the things to consider when making this significant purchase.
When To Buy
When purchasing wedding bands, it’s imperative to consider the amount of time after purchase it will take to get your rings in hand. The best practice is to start shopping around about three or four months before the wedding and make sure you’ve made your purchase at the six-week mark at the least. This ensures you have time for any resizing you might need to have done.
If you’re thinking of getting your rings engraved, you’ll need to speak with the jeweler doing the engraving and ask about turnaround time to ensure the work is complete in ample time. It is often best to buy your bands from a local jeweler that you know and trust and can be in regular communication with about timelines.
Who Buys The Bands
Today, many couples are splitting the bill for wedding bands and taking trips to the jeweler together to choose coordinating wedding bands. You may even make a date of it. Follow up your meeting at the jeweler with a romantic lunch or dinner. Of course, many more traditionally-minded couples prefer to let the groom pay for the bands. At the end of the day, the best choice is whatever fits you and your partner’s sensibilities best.
However, if you’re a fan of surprises, you and your partner may want to get each other’s ring sizes and pick the bands out separately, presenting them to each other for the first time on your wedding day.
Tips For Choosing The Perfect Ring
For brides, the most accessible place to start when buying a wedding ring is to consider pieces that will fit well with their engagement ring. You may even want to buy a curved band that sits flush with your engagement ring.
It is also essential to consider the type of metal and finish you want your wedding band to have. Certain metals and finishes stand up better to wear and tear; platinum, for example, is extremely strong.
Shop Wedding Bands at BENARI JEWELERS
For over 50 years, BENARI JEWELERS has proudly provided the community with an exquisite selection of luxury jewelry and exceptional customer service. We stock our Pennsylvania jewelry stores with collections from some of the biggest names in the jewelry industry.
We’ve staffed both of our locations with highly knowledgeable and capable personnel who would be happy to assist you in making the vastly necessary purchase of a wedding band. Book an appointment to meet with our team or browse our inventory online today.