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A Gentleman’s Guide Part III; Choosing the Wedding Ring

Posted on by Angela

You’ve chosen the engagement ring and you’ve proposed to the love of your life who has said yes, now all you have to do is choose a wedding ring. The wedding ring has a romantic history and was first originated in the 17th Century BC where the ancient Egyptians believed that the third finger on your left hand contained the “vena amoris” otherwise known as the vein of love. It was thought that by placing the wedding band over this vein you were guaranteed everlasting love. A romantic sentiment we think you’ll agree – which is why choosing your wedding ring is so important.

Love at First Sight

While we could tell you to look at the various metals, shapes, bands and stones – we believe the best way to shop for a wedding ring is to shop around. You’ll soon stumble across something you love and if it’s love at first sight then you’ll probably love it for the rest of your life.

The Do’s & Don’ts of Buying a Wedding Ring

It’s hard to just pick a ring, especially when you know you’ll be wearing it for the rest of your life, but having chosen the engagement ring you’ll have a basic understanding of what you’ll be looking for.

Before heading to your nearest jewellers in Oxford make sure you set yourself a budget, be realistic and don’t be tempted to go over it. Do visit your local, independent jewellers as they will be more inclined to help and spend the extra time with you. Do consider your lifestyle but above all, do follow your heart.

When it comes to buying your wedding rings it will take a lot longer than you think, so don’t leave it until the last moment to go shopping for them. Try and pick a wedding ring which is timeless, as anything too fashionable will date quickly.

This is just a basic guide to picking your wedding bands, but the best advice that we can offer you is to follow your heart. At Aylesbury Bullion we care about our customers and we’ll happily spend time with you to make sure that you choose a ring which is perfect. Call us today on 01296 423 198.

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