We compiled a selection, where you can see our wedding rings on fingers, so you can imagine them, how they would look on your hands. Click here to see the photos of the rings on hands.
Picking wedding rings is a unique experience for couples, because they do not really know each other’s tastes. But here, they could catch a glimpse of the mysterious world of jewellery making. In the last couple of years, we helped many happy couples to find the most suitable wedding rings for their personality and style. To make our costumers’ lives easier we have gathered some questions and answers in connection with wedding rings that might be helpful. With love, Affianced Fine Jewellery.
1. How identical the rings should be?
Our experience shows that men prefer less decorated, simple rings, which is absolutely understandable. We suggest couples, whatever decision they make that between the two rings there should be some sort of a connection, shape or design wise, so one can see that they belong together. However, the most important detail is that the rings should be comfortable to wear.
We work with different coloured gold alloys: white, rosé and yellow gold, naturally we can combine these alloys upon request. There are many factors to consider when deciding on the colour or colours. For example: clothing, personalities, style, and maybe an already beloved piece of jewellery or watch that the bride or the groom wears every day.
More often than not, ladies wear jewels, this is the reason why men try to adapt to the ladies. Although, there were occasions when the other party (the groom) holds onto an antique piece and we created their wedding rings accordingly. Therefore, we suggest that couples should choose wedding rings that reflect their personalities, and also something that is suitable for different kinds of mood and clothing. (You can see the three different coloured gold alloys in this wedding ring pair: Myreille)
3. Should we choose a gemstone in our wedding rings at all?
For the ladies we recommend white diamonds, or to be more exact transparent diamonds. We usually decorate ladies’ jewellery with this gemstone. For the gentlemen we suggest brown, cognac diamonds if they do not oppose to gemstones in their rings. We decorate our wedding rings exclusively with different cut diamonds, which can keep their glory for generations because of their hardness. We do not recommend zircon because wedding rings are worn every day and these artificially created stones can lose their sparkle in a couple of years.
4. How wide the rings should be?
There is no general rule in connection with width. Couples should choose something that they truly love, this has the utmost importance. Before you say the final yes for the rings, you should definitely try them on more than once. Usually, for shorter fingers we recommend narrow ring and for longer fingers, implicitly wider rings fit better, although, it all depends on one’s personality and style. Also, a pair of wedding rings does not necessarily have to be the same width. For example the man’s ring can be proportionately wider than the ladies’ ring; but if the design requires the ladies’ ring to be wider than that should be wider. (In the picture, you can see the different widths on an average female hand)
5. How could we decide what is the best for us?
Couples can find many jewels that are photographed on hands (click here) this can ease the decision a little, but we strongly recommend to come and look around in person and try the rings on. Many times people decide with their hearts, not with their eyes, so this is the reason why a personal meeting is essential, you can fall in love with a ring that you haven’t even considered before. So the best choice is when it comes to jewellery shopping to let your feelings decide.
6. What finish should I choose for my jewels?
The surfaces of the wedding rings can be polished, matte, rustically worked or decorated with manual engravings. Gold alloys are soft materials, softer than other objects that we use every day, so scratching is inevitable. The rustic and engraved surfaces can keep their original glory for the longest period of time. We strongly recommend the annual care and renewal. Naturally, our jewellery store provides this service for 5 years, free of charge.
7. Could gold alloys cause allergic reactions?
Gold alloys apart from fine gold contain fine silver and fine copper which are not allergic materials that’s why wearing them shouldn’t evoke allergic reactions, except those gold alloys that contain nickel. However, we use the newest European standard alloy, which contains less than 3% of nickel. Those who have serious metal allergy we recommend a white gold alloy with palladium, this cannot cause any kind of allergic reactions.
8. What shape our rings should be?
When it comes to form we create round and square rings. The square rings have a very comfortable rounded inside, that’s why they fit nicely together with the fingers. Square shape rings can be as comfortable as the round ones. 1. Traditional, round wedding rings 2. Square wedding rings with rounded edges 3. Square wedding rings 4. Wedding rings with three corners.
Our jewellers create the rings with a slightly convex inside which makes them rather comfortable. They are not sharp on the edges; they perfectly fit the wearer’s hand.
When creating a wedding ring, we design them in the following manners:
1. Flat profile- rounded edges,
2. Flat profile, comfort fit in the inside (rounded)
3. Slightly convex profile and comfort fit in the inside (rounded)
4.Convex profile, comfort fit inside (rounded)
5. Oval profile
6. Concave profile, comfort fit inside (rounded)
10. Can we get used to wearing wedding rings?
This is usually an issue among the grooms, because they do not wear jewellery beforehand. If somebody is worried about how comfortable the rings will be, that they might bother them while working then let us assure you that anybody can get used to wearing them in a couple of weeks. You are not going to feel them on your finger.
We hope that we have been helpful in deciding and we wish you fun times, searching for the perfect pair of wedding rings as future husband and wife.
Affianced wedding rings
When designing wedding jewellery, we take exceptional detail in creating products that define harmony and the bond between the couple, using different shapes and ornamental designs. Plus, we strive to make wedding rings which will show the personality of the groom and the bride as well. The first step of making wedding rings is determining the habits of the young couple. Usually we do this at sight, seeing how our customers act, or what their style is. This’ll help us decide if we have to use the classic or more extravagant shapes.
During consultation, we give the utmost of our attention to the needs of the grooms, since to them, finding the perfect jewellery is harder. Probably because to most of them, the wedding ring will be the first piece of jewellery they buy, and without any experience they won’t have any ideas, whilst the ladies can choose almost instantly, what would look good on them.
Different rings look good on different shaped hands. On long, graceful fingers, wider models are the best choice, while on shorter fingers the thin, nicely shaped ones look good. To those with more chubby fingers we advice trying out a ring that is domed on the inside to see how comfortable it is. The same design won’t be as good with those who have thinner, bony fingers with large articulation as such rings will be too big and come loose around the base of the finger. It’s a good idea to try different shaped and sized rings, as the item we fell in love with on a photo might not be the one that fits best.
One of the curiosities of our wedding rings is that they are made with combinations of different coloured gold alloys. It is well known that pure gold – which has a strong yellow colour – is not the best choice for jewel. The endurance of it is rather low, and it’s really soft. This is the main reason we make alloys out of it. Combining with different metals, we can give it more fitting physical properties, and also, a whole new range of colours.