Congratulations, you’re getting married! With all the excitement and energy aside, you’re bound to have a few questions about your wedding and the process of buying your wedding rings. How much should the wedding ring cost? Should my wedding ring match with my engagement ring?
Lucky for you, we’ve put together a list of everything that could possibly go wrong when buying your wedding band. Read this and you might have a chance at scoring the perfect ring after all.
Guessing Your Ring Size
One of the worst mistakes you can make when buying a wedding ring is purchasing the ring in the wrong size. This can happen for a number of reasons, but most often it occurs from incorrectly sizing your finger, or not sizing your finger at all.
Many of Rockford Collection’s rings are not resizable, and will have to be completely remade to fit your true size if ordered incorrectly the first time. This is a costly and time consuming process that could be easily avoided by simply following a few steps.
Finding your true ring size is so important that we offer free custom made ring sizer kits to anyone in the USA. If you prefer to work with a professional, one of our jewelry experts will happily assist you in finding your ring size during a private appointment at either of our Miami or New York locations and also virtually.
Forgetting about Lifestyle
Another surefire way to pick the wrong wedding band is by not considering your lifestyle when choosing your ring. If you live an active, always-on-the-move lifestyle, an Everblak ring might not be the best choice for you… but have you seen our Atomic collection made with silicone?
Considering how each metal and stone type will fit into your day to day life before making your investment will help you avoid heart ache and costly repairs later down the road.
A few key aspects of the ring you should consider:
- Width/Thickness: Is this ring comfortable for everyday wear?
- Precious Stones: Does my lifestyle require a hard stone like diamonds, or can I handle something softer like an Emerald?
- Metal Type: Which metal type and karat weight are best for me? Do I want gold or platinum?
These factors are important to keep in mind when choosing your wedding band.
Not Including Personality in the Ring
Your wedding ring is the one piece of jewelry you will have forever (hopefully). This is your chance to capture and display a piece of your personality. By choosing a cookie-cutter ring that millions of other people have, what does that say about you and your relationship?
Finding a wedding ring that truly speaks to you means that not only will you actually enjoy wearing it, but you will naturally want to take better care of it. That sounds like a win-win to us!
Buying a Bad Diamond
(A low quality diamond vs. a high quality diamond)
(Left is Good cut, K color, SI2 clarity, Right is excellent cut, D color, FL clarity)
Some diamonds are better than others. If you’ve ever heard of the 4 C's, you know what we’re talking about.
The four C’s, otherwise known as cut, clarity, carat weight, and color, are the criteria upon which diamonds are judged for their quality. Understanding diamond quality, and knowing the right questions to ask your jeweler, will help you end up with the perfect diamond for your budget and taste.
If you want to know everything about judging diamond quality ,tap here to read our guide on how to choose the perfect diamond.
Not Having the Ring for Your Wedding
The only thing worse than having the wrong ring for your wedding day, is not having a ring at all.
Believe it or not, this happens more often than you might think. People will underestimate the time it takes to handmake a fully bespoke wedding ring and therefore fail to plan accordingly.
To avoid walking ringless down the wedding aisle, be aware of your jeweler’s delivery timeline policies and always give yourself extra time to make sure the ring looks and fits perfectly before the ceremony. For reference, Rockford Collection rings take approximately 20+ business days to deliver. That means you should be finalizing your ring search at least one month before your wedding, if not more.
Picking the Wrong Company to Work With
Thanks to the invention of the internet, you now have limitless options for wedding rings at the tips of your fingers. A simple Google search will result in thousands of shops claiming to specialize in wedding related jewelry. Sadly, many of these companies do not care about your experience or ceremony and simply operate to make money. That’s not who you should be working with.
To ensure that you are working with a reputable jeweler, you should be able to ask these questions and get reassuring responses:
- How long have they been in business for?
Newer brands often do not have enough experience to properly guide you through the process of purchasing a wedding ring.
- How are their reviews?
Reviews are a quick and easy way to gauge whether or not the brand is worth working with for your special day. For example, Rockford Collection has a perfect 5 star rating on Google with 100+ positive reviews.
- Do they pride themselves on customer service?
Are they concerned about your experience, or just your money? Rockford Collection is widely known for having the best customer service in the industry.
- Are they notable? Are there any who’s-who’s wearing the brand?
Celebrity endorsements aren’t necessary, but it definitely helps! Rockford Collection has been seen on icons like Simone Biles, Charlotte Flair, Quincy Brown, Ray J, IceT, and many more. A testament to the fact that these stars trust us to make rings for them.
- What is their aftercare policy?
Do they have a lifetime warranty or insurance options? Rockford Collection covers every product with a lifetime warranty and offers insurance in partnership with Extend™.
It’s one of the most important and exciting events of your life: your wedding. You will remember this day forever. Don’t mess it up by picking the wrong wedding ring. If you follow the advice we gave you in this article, the process of choosing your wedding ring should be a piece of cake.
- Know your ring size
- Consider your lifestyle when looking for a wedding ring
- Include your personality in your wedding band
- Understand the basics of diamond qualities
- Plan ahead and buy your wedding ring early
Should you have any questions about wedding rings or choosing the ring ring for you, our team of jewelry experts are just a click or call away. To contact a jewelry specialist, tap here.