How to Chose a Wedding Band You Will Love Forever, According to an Expert
Opinion: Choosing a wedding band is harder than choosing an engagement ring. Why? When you select an engagement ring you're essentially working with a blank canvas, but when it comes to finding your second ring, there's more to consider . . . How will it sit with your engagement ring? Do you want it to compliment your partner's ring? Do you need a band that will allow for engraving? How do your other wedding-related expenses impact your budget? Answering all these questions and finding a wedding band you will love just as much as your engagement ring can be overwhelming.
So to arm you with the right advice and help guide you through the decision-making process, we enlisted the expertise of Dominique Cerrone of Cerrone. Below, she suggests which bands to pair with the trending diamonds of 2020, what to consider when shopping for a wedding band and how to clean your rings at home. Read on!
POPSUGAR Australia: What are the most popular wedding band trends for 2020?
Dominique Cerrone: Wedding bands are becoming more substantial. Women are loving the bigger diamond wedding band that they can then wear without their engagement ring and it still makes a statement. Clients are also opting for dinner-shaped diamonds in their wedding bands. Emerald cut, oval cut and princess cut are all popular shapes for wedding bands.
PS: What are the most important things to consider when choosing a wedding band?
DC: Love it, just as much as you love your engagement ring. Put some thought into it and don't just opt for the obvious. Also consider wearability and durability. If you are hard wearing on your rings don't go for a design that is fine and delicate.
PS: Oval engagement rings are trending, is there a style of band that works best with this shape?
DC: A 'whisper' thin round band works best.
PS: Other popular shapes are brilliant and emerald-cut diamonds, what bands work back best with these?
DC: We are noticing clients are also loving to incorporate emerald or brilliant cut diamonds in a three-diamond ring with a plain gold band. It gives more volume to the overall look of the engagement ring.
PS: What are the rules when it comes to mixing metals?
DC: There really are no rules! Mixing metals adds warmth to your rings and not to mention a point of difference. People are used to keeping their look uniform . . . you can still keep the look classic, but by adding some difference in the metals you choose, you can make your rings unique to you.
PS: Should your wedding band be the same size as your engagement ring? Or should it be slightly different?
DC: The trend used to be the wedding band was much finer than the engagement ring. Enough to complement but not overpower. Today, it's the opposite. The bigger the wedding band the better. We sit somewhere in the middle.
PS: If your wedding band features diamonds or precious stones, how should you clean it at home?
DC: Warm soapy water and a soft tooth brush. Best to take the rings to your jeweller once a year for a service. We offer this complementary to our clients to ensure the rings are in good condition.