Engagement rings come in a variety of shapes some of which can be quite unusual and difficult to match with a straight wedding band. When this happens you may want to consider a shaped band. At BWR-London we have a selection of
standard shaped rings designed to fit around many of todays popular engagement ring shapes. These rings are available as plain bands or pave set with diamonds.
In the event our standard shaped rings are not suitable we also offer a shaped to fit service. This cost a little extra but we will take your engagement ring into the workshop and make a wedding band to fit around it. Once again the shaped
wedding can be either plain or set with diamonds.
Know your finger size and check it over a period of time at different temperatures.
You may be disappointed if you just take your size just once perhaps in a warm shop environment.
Know the metal and carat of your engagement ring and find a wedding band of a similar metal and carat
Most engagement rings are bought by the groom as a surprise however, if you have the opportunity to look for engagement rings together, try them on with various wedding bands to see how they look and feel together.
Give some thought to the choice of traditional plain band or diamond band and if you would like any coloured gemstones.
For the men again, know your finger size.
Give some thought to what metal you would like. The choice will generally be greater so consider the following.
Do you have other jewellery you would like to match.
Does your lifestyle or job involve things that may damage the ring or bring it into contact with chemicals for example a mechanic or engineer. If so consider metals that are more durable such as Palladium.
Consider what width of ring you would like. The standard width for mens bands is around
5-7mm but find what you feel comfortable with.
Consider also if you would like a plain band (high shine or with an applied finish such as brushed or hammered) or a patterned band and if you would like any diamonds or coloured gemstones.
Finally for both consider if you would like a special message engraved on the inside.