If you are getting married and want to choose your own wedding ring, you need to make sure that you put a lot of time and thought into your purchase. You are buying something that is expensive and that is meant to be worn forever. Here are some tips for making the best choice possible.   

1. Don't Buy Something Wildly Different Than Your Engagement Ring

If you choose to wear both your wedding ring and your engagement ring together, you need to be sure that they compliment each other. Purchasing rings that are made out of the same sort of metal is a good place to start. Don't worry about choosing gemstones or designs that are different. The rings just need to go well together. The only major problem that you could cause by choosing the wedding ring is that it is overwhelmed by the engagement ring because it is way thinner than the engagement ring, or overwhelms the engagement ring itself. Choosing a ring that has a similar band width to your engagement ring will help you stay even.

Try to have one thing that is explicitly similar about the two rings besides stone. For example, you could have your stones be the same shape in the both the rings or an engraving that evokes the engraving on the other ring.

2. Get Stones All the Way Around for Eternity Bands

If you choose to get an eternity band type of ring, which is a ring that does not have a large gemstone jutting out of it, then you will need to make sure that you purchase a ring that has stones all the way around it. The main purpose of the jutting gemstone in traditional wedding rings, aside from aesthetic purposes, is to keep the gemstone sticking up so that your wedding ring is always the correct way around. You won't have a jutting gemstone to get caught on your fingers if you choose to get an eternity band. If you don't want to worry about having to constantly spin the band all the time to make sure that the right side is facing up, get gemstones on all sides.

Conversely, you might need to get your band re-sized if you gain weight. This can be more difficult the more gemstones there are. If you planning on getting pregnant soon, you might want to hold off on all of the gemstones until you are back to your usual weight and simply have gems installed all the way around later.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in wedding rings.