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The Art of Selecting the Perfect Wedding Ring

The Art of Selecting the Perfect Wedding Ring

Your wedding ring is not just a piece of jewelry; it’s a symbol of your love and commitment to your partner. It’s a daily reminder of the promises you made to each other on your wedding day. Therefore, it’s essential to choose the perfect wedding ring that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. At Ryan Thomas Jewellers, our wedding rings are available in precious metals such as platinum, tantalum, and 9ct and 18ct yellow, white, and rose gold. Choose from our ready-to-wear collection or commission a bespoke wedding ring to be expertly handcrafted by our master Goldsmiths. Here are some tips to help you choose the perfect wedding ring.

1. Consider Your Lifestyle

When choosing a wedding ring, consider your lifestyle. If you have an active lifestyle or work with your hands, you may want a more durable ring. Platinum, titanium, and tantalum are durable materials that can withstand everyday wear and tear. If you prefer a more traditional metal like gold, consider a higher karat to ensure its durability.

gents two tone wedding rings

2. Decide on a Metal

Wedding rings are available in a variety of metals, including silver, gold, platinum, titanium, tantalum, and palladium. Each metal has its unique properties, and your choice will depend on your budget, style, and durability needs. Gold is a classic metal and comes in different colors, including yellow, white, and rose gold. Platinum is a popular choice for its durability and shine. Tantalum is also durable and lightweight, making it an excellent choice for those with an active lifestyle.

18ct Rose, Yellow & White Gold Gent's Wedding Ring

3. Choose the Right Width

The width of your wedding ring is a matter of personal preference. A wider band will make a bold statement and can accommodate intricate designs. However, a thinner band can be more comfortable and less cumbersome for everyday wear. It’s essential to try on different widths to see which one feels right for you.

18ct Yellow Gold Two Row Diamond Band

4. Consider Your Engagement Ring

If you have an engagement ring, you will want to consider how your wedding ring will pair with it. A curved or contoured wedding band can complement your engagement ring and create a cohesive look. Alternatively, a simple wedding band can accentuate the beauty of your engagement ring. Make sure to have your engagement ring with you when trying on wedding rings! This engagement ring, wedding ring, and eternity ring set were custom-made for one of our lovely customers. 

5. Choose a Design

Wedding rings come in various designs, from classic to modern. Some couples opt for a simple, traditional band, while others prefer a more ornate design with diamonds or other gemstones. Ultimately, your choice will depend on your personal style and budget.

18ct White Gold Curve Diamond Band

6. Think About Engraving

An engraved wedding ring is a beautiful way to add a personal touch to your ring. You can choose to engrave your partner’s name, a meaningful date, or a short special message. It’s a romantic gesture that will make your ring even more special. At Ryan Thomas, we also include a complimentary wedding coin engraved with both your names and your wedding date.


Choosing the perfect wedding ring requires careful consideration. It’s essential to think about your lifestyle, metal preference, width, design, and engraving options. Take your time to explore different options and try on different styles to find the perfect ring that will represent your love and commitment for a lifetime. Book an appointment to choose a wedding ring in our private upstairs diamond boutique here.