Your wedding ring is by far the most important piece of jewelry you will ever wear. You’ll have it for the rest of your life… you might as well make sure you love it! Ask yourself these 10 questions before purchasing your wedding ring to guarantee that you’ll enjoy your decision for years to come.
What type of lifestyle do I have?
Before purchasing any piece of jewelry, let alone a wedding ring, you need to consider what type of lifestyle you have. Are you super active, grinding through greuling workouts every day? Or are you a bit more docile, and prefer to spend quality time with your couch and favorite TV shows? Your lifestyle is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a wedding ring, because not all ring designs can fit with every lifestyle.
Luckily for those living the slow-paced lifestyle, you can enjoy nearly any ring design of your choice! It is important to remember that although you aren’t slamming stones and breaking blocks, you should still be cautious with your wedding ring. That means no strong bumps, knicks, or scratches. The last thing you want is for the most important piece of jewelry in your life to become unwearable!
For the active individuals, we’re happy to introduce the first ring of its kind: Rockford Collection’s Atomic Silicone Bands. This collection flawlessly fuses the adaptability of a silicone band with the prestige of a diamond ring. No longer do you have to compromise style for comfort. To shop the Atomic silicone band collection, tap here.
What do I want from my wedding ring?
Are you looking for an in-your-face, bold statement piece? Or do you have a more refined taste, with the desire for a sleek, concealable look? Not only does your wedding band speak to your eternal promise of love and loyalty- it also speaks to your personal style and character. As hard as we try not to, we all judge books by their cover. What do you want to communicate to the people that see you, but don’t know you?
For the trailblazers, we’re happy to provide you with the most intricate, bold, unapologetic wedding ring designs on the market. We suggest taking a look at the La Paz or Briggs rings, which have earned national recognition for their superior engineering and flawless design. With over 24 hours of skilled labor going into each ring, we are confident that you’ll never find another piece like ours. Go ahead and try, we dare you.
If you’re looking for a more classic, timeless design, we’ve got that covered too. The Franklin, Jerritt, and Cortez designs were created with the understated individual in mind. These styles have the perfect mixture of class and elegance, proving that there truly is a Rockford ring for every lifestyle.
What kind of budget do I have?
Now that you have a basic understanding of what you want out of your ring, it’s time to talk pricing. The best wedding band is the one that fits comfortably into your life, and that comfort extends to your bank account as well! Breaking the bank over a wedding band may result in unintentional animosity towards the piece later. The best and easiest way to avoid this situation is to know your budget before you start your search, and to stick with it. It might be tempting, but we always suggest avoiding pieces outside of your price range, unless you want to set yourself up for disappointment.
Let’s say you find THE ring- nothing could replace it- but it’s out of your price range? Don’t worry, it happens more often than you think. For that very reason, Rockford Collection is proud to provide multiple financing options when purchasing your wedding band. By working with financing partners like Partial.ly and Affirm, the ring of your dreams can finally be within reach! Learn more about Rockford Collection’s financing options by clicking here.
What color of metal do I like?
Arguably the first thing people will notice about your wedding ring is the metal color. While metal color is mostly up to preference, your responses to the previous questions about price and lifestyle will help guide you in the right direction when choosing the metal for your wedding ring.
Precious metals vary greatly in price and quality, and even a simple carat weight can drastically change the end result of your wedding ring. For example, 14k and 18k gold look similar, but 18k gold is far more soft and would not be suitable for an active lifestyle. On the contrary, platinum is much more expensive but can withstand nearly any activity. Platinum would serve perfectly for the individual that works with their hands but still wants the aesthetic of a metal ring.
To learn more about precious metals and how they impact the quality of your ring, read our article on precious metals here.
Do I want it to match my engagement ring?
The engagement ring- the ring that started it all. Your engagement ring is incredibly valuable and should be cherished throughout your life. For this reason, it’s not unnatural to want to match your wedding ring and your engagement ring. Now ask yourself: Will you be wearing them both at the same time? Should they be interchangeable? Do I want them to match, or do I want two different aesthetics all together?
Nobody can answer these questions but yourself, so be sure to take some time to really consider what kind of style you want on your hand for the rest of your life. No pressure.
Do I want to match with my partner?
Ah yes, matching wedding ring sets. What better way to showcase your love than with a matching set of wedding bands? All of Rockford Collection’s rings are unisex, taking the stress out of which ring is “for him” and which ring is “for her”. Mix and match different designs for a unique combination that nobody else has but you!
Do I want more than one band?
Finding one ring that fits every aspect of your life can be tedious. You might want a luxury diamond ring for special occasions, but what about your day-to-day life? Luckily for you, it's becoming more and more common to have more than one wedding band. For example, one ring may be completely iced out with diamonds and gold, ideal for special occasions, while your second ring might be a slightly more neutral design that can fit into your day to day life. Fitness buff? You might just need a third wedding ring for your intense workouts! Rockford Collection has every wedding band option you could possibly want, from diamond-set silicone bands to heavyweight gemstone platinum rings.
So you’re thinking about your wedding band- congratulations! Your wedding band is undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of jewelry you will ever own. Now that you’ve read this article, you should be feeling educated and excited to start your wedding band search! Before you make one of the most important decisions of your life, be sure to ask yourself the following questions:
- What type of lifestyle do I have?
- What do I want from my wedding band?
- What is my budget?
- Which metal do I want?
- Should it match my engagement ring?
- Should I match with my partner?
- Do I need more than one band?