Choosing the Ring: The Keys to Picking the Perfect Symbol of Your Union

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Spending a lifetime with a single person is a huge commitment—as huge an undertaking as selecting the perfect band to symbolize your love. Picking the ideal symbol of your union can be intimidating to some. But with a little know-how, you and your spouse-to-be will have no trouble in choosing the perfect wedding band.

But before you rush to the nearest Salt Lake City jewelers, here are some tips you should consider when picking the perfect wedding band.

Metal Bands

When it comes to metals, both men’s and women’s wedding bands offer a wide variety. Gold is a popular choice for couples and comes in many different colors like white, rose, and yellow. Each color of gold is simply 24 karat gold mixed with other alloys.

This not only changes the color of the gold but the properties as well. Platinum is the luxury choice when it comes to wedding band metals. Platinum is popular because it’s hypoallergenic – perfect for those with sensitive skin. Platinum, however, is even rarer than gold and thus comes at a much higher price.

Other metals used are titanium, tungsten, and cobalt. Titanium and tungsten bands give that smoky, gray color and are popular for their durability. They are cheaper than platinum, which makes them the perfect alternative. Titanium and tungsten bands, however, cannot be resized.

Cobalt is gaining popularity not only for its durability but also for its ability to withstand corrosion. Cobalt wedding bands come in a pristine, silver-white color and are perfect if you are the type who easily damages their jewelry.

Diamonds and Gems

If you want a little sparkle in your wedding bands, diamonds are a popular choice. And they don’t just go on the bride’s band; more and more groom wedding bands are starting to appear with diamonds. They look extravagant but still come off as understated and subtle.

Diamonds are a popular choice for gems, but other precious stones could be perfect too—the preference is entirely up to you.

Choosing the right wedding band does not have to be a problem. Remember that the band only symbolizes your love for one another. Choosing the right band—whether a plain band or bejeweled—is not as important as the marriage.