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Select The Best Wedding Ring

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

The wedding ring comprises the most traditional aspect of a marriage. Being the most important part of a wedding ceremony, it symbolizes a couple’s promise to love and honor each other for the rest of their lives.

Modern wedding rings are usually made of precious metals such as gold and platinum. Most couples wear it on the fourth finger of their left hand, also known as the ring finger. The pratise of wearing the wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand is based on the age-old belief that this finger has a direct connection to the heart. A vein, believed to originate in the fourth finger, is believed to lead to the heart. After researching the circulatory system thoroughly, medical scientists have said that there is no truth in this belief. In spite of this, the practise of wearing the wedding ring on the ring finger prevails although some people have now started wearing their wedding rings on their right hands.

Consider the following factors when you go shopping for a wedding ring:

* Budget

Fix a budget for your ring. If you know the limits of your budget, you can save plenty of time choosing from a collection of rings within that price range.

* Material

Wedding rings are made of a variety of material. Determine the type of wedding ring you would like to purchase within your established budget.
The most traditional wedding rings are made of gold. You can purchase a ring of yellow, pink, white, or green gold. Different qualities of gold are also available. Platinum is the finest, rarest, and purest of all precious metals. In addition, it is strong, heavy, and resistant. Platinum wedding rings are good for daily wear because they are hypoallergenic, resist tarnish, and don’t wear off easily. However, platinum is costlier than gold.
Diamond wedding rings are vastly popular because diamonds are the loveliest, hardest, and most expensive gems ever known to humankind. Their dazzling purity, beauty, and durability is symbolic of eternal love. The amount you will have to spend on a diamond, however, depends on its cut, color, clarity, and weight. You can also purchase rings of titanium, nickel, silver, tungsten carbide with precious stones such as ruby, emerald, sapphire, and topaz set in them.

* Style and Design

Select the appropriate style and design. Wedding rings are available in a number of designs such as celtic or Irish, vintage and antique rings, designer rings, custom, traditional, beaded edges, and engraved rings. Visit a number of stores before you make a purchase. Compare various patterns, designs, materials, qualities, and the price ranges. Remember that your wedding ring, while reflecting your character and personality, should fit comfortably on your finger. Cobalt Rings are also a good option .

Wedding rings are emblematic of everlasting love and commitment, which is why you should purchase a ring made of top-quality material. Your ring should last as long as your marriage and that is several years. So purchase your wedding ring with care.