Our Top 12 Expert Tips on Choosing the Perfect Wedding Rings

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Choosing the perfect wedding rings is one of the most significant decisions you’ll make as a couple. At Made You Look Jewellery, we understand the importance of these timeless symbols of love and commitment. With years of experience in the jewellery business, we’re here to give you all of our knowledge and guidance on this meaningful journey. Today, our team is spilling the beans on their top expert tips to help you find wedding rings that not only reflect your unique style but also resonate with both of you as a couple. Whether you’re seeking something classic or something with a little more flair, we hope to help you find wedding rings you’ll totally fall in love with.


Here are 12 of our top expert tips to help you find the perfect wedding rings:


1 - Stay Involved

Contrary to traditional practices where one partner often takes the lead, we believe that this experience should be shared. By actively participating together in every detail, from design choices to the final fitting, you ensure that the rings truly represent both of your personalities and result in more satisfaction. 


2 - Choose a Durable Stone

When selecting your wedding rings, opting for a durable stone ensures that your rings will stand the test of time. We recommend choosing stones that rank high on the Mohs scale of hardness—ideally, those rated 8.5, 9, or 10. These gemstones are not only beautiful but also resilient, capable of withstanding daily wear and tear. Some excellent choices include sapphires and rubies (both rated 9 on the Mohs scale), as well as diamonds, which top the scale at 10. These hard stones are perfect for wedding rings, offering both sparkle and longevity. 


3 - Understand Your Body

Understanding how your body changes throughout the day is often overlooked when thinking about your ring size. Our hands can vary in size due to temperature fluctuations and daily activities—cold weather can make them thinner, while heat can cause them to swell. We strongly suggest taking note of these changes to ensure a comfortable fit. Try on rings at different times of the day to get a sense of your average ring size, and remember that life is imperfect. Embracing these natural variations will help you find the perfect size that fits well and feels right, no matter the circumstances. 


Vine Engraved Wedding Band by Jilian Maddin


4 - Snap Your Favourites

Take photos of any rings that you like! When you’re out and about, save inspiration from any rings that call out to you. Since manners matter, if you’re shopping at a store, make sure to ask for permission first.


5 - Trust Your Gut

Right before making your big decision…walk away. Give yourself time and focus on other things for a while. After some time, take a look at your photos. You’ll have a gut feeling about one of them - go with it!


6 - Follow Your Heart, Not the Chart

When it comes to choosing the perfect rings, it’s easy to get caught up in the technicalities of the 4 C's—carat, cut, color, and clarity. While having a basic understanding of these factors can be helpful, obsessing over them can lead to a 5th C—confusion! We believe in following your heart rather than the chart. Your wedding rings should be a reflection of your unique love story, not just a set of specifications. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the details, remember to lean into the romance of the moment. Keep the big picture in mind, let the experience guide you, and choose rings that truly resonate with your hearts.


7 - Consider How You Want to Wear Your Jewellery

It's essential to consider how you plan to wear your jewelry. Will you be wearing both an engagement ring and a wedding band together, or will one be worn more frequently than the other? If you envision wearing both rings together, think about the height of your engagement ring. A slightly taller engagement ring can easily accommodate a flat wedding band, allowing them to sit comfortably together. Conversely, a low setting might require a contour band to ensure the rings nestle closely. 


Wide Brushed Band by Pure Brilliance


8 - Take Your Time

Don't rush the process of choosing your wedding rings. It's a significant purchase and it's easy to feel pressured to make a decision. Remember, there's no shame in saying, "I need more time to think." For many, these rings will be worn every day for the rest of their lives, making it essential to take your time. Take the time to reflect on your options, revisit favorites, and discuss your thoughts together.


9 - Tastes Can Change, and So Can Jewellery

Your taste in jewelry will evolve over time, and that's perfectly okay! Don't worry too much about your preferences changing in the future. One of the wonderful aspects of fine jewelry is its adaptability—gold can be melted down, stones can be reset, and styles can be changed. It's not uncommon for couples to return years later to update the styles of their rings to better match their current tastes. Our team of expert designers will be here to help you if you ever choose to make a change!


10 - Try the “Weird” Rings

Experimenting with styles outside your comfort zone can be surprisingly insightful. Trying something different can either reveal a new preference you hadn’t considered or confirm what you don’t like, helping to clarify your tastes. This approach is especially useful if you’re struggling to articulate your vision for the perfect ring. By stepping outside the box, you might discover unexpected elements that resonate with you, making the selection process not only easier but also more enjoyable.


Diamond Eternity Band by Leif Benner


11 - Accommodating Different Styles

If you and your partner prefer different metals or designs, there are creative ways to achieve a cohesive look. Consider choosing matching stones or engraving the same significant date or initials on both rings. There are always fun ways to apply harmonious elements that tie your rings together. 


12 - Consider Your Lifestyle

If you or your partner work with your hands a lot and want to wear your ring at work, you may consider a thicker band to avoid warping. Choosing a ring according to your everyday activities will ensure your ring stays beautiful for the long-term.

We hope our tips give you some peace of mind and direction on your journey. We invite you to visit our store in Parkdale to explore our extensive selection of unique, one-of-a-kind wedding and engagement rings. You can also shop our wedding and engagement collection online.

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