With no beginning and no end, your wedding band symbolises a never-ending union of love and devotion.
The origin of the wedding band
The tradition of wearing a wedding band on the third finger on the left hand started with the ancient Egyptians. They believed a vein ran through this finger directly to the heart, the arbiter of love. Even though today we know this to be medically incorrect, the sentiment is too charming to be discarded.
Wedding band style
The most important factor to consider when choosing a wedding band is the style of your engagement ring. It's essential that they complement one another and the engagement ring is not overshadowed by the wedding band. "¨It is also important that the design suits your hand. As a general rule, petite hands suit smaller, more intricate pieces while larger hands can carry off chunkier, more dramatic styles. Slender bands and V-shaped designs can give the appearance of longer fingers while a bold band can draw attention away from large fingers.
Bands for the groom
When choosing a wedding band for the groom it's important to be practical, especially if he uses his hands for work. Many jewelers are creating innovative ring designs for men and although most grooms still prefer plain gold or platinum bands of a sufficient thickness to appear masculine, alternative designs are gaining popularity.
Handcrafted Vs. Mass-produced
You will notice a significant difference in price between mass-produced and handcrafted rings. Handcrafted designs involve many hours of work by a highly skilled jeweler. The gold is rolled and drawn, shaped, hammered, cut and joined to form a beautiful masterpiece. You can expect handcrafted jewellery to be heavier and stronger than a mass-produced ring as it is higher in density. The density of your band, the style you prefer as well as your choice of gold will determine the price variation.