Choosing the perfect wedding rings has to be one of the most crucial parts of getting married. After all, these delicate small mementos of precious metal hold extreme sentiment for the rest of our lives. They are a symbol of eternal love and fidelity.

Choosing the right design can sometimes be overwhelming, as there are numerous designs out there today. This is why Johnsons Jewellers have created a helpful guide to give you and your loved one the insight into the world of wedding rings.

In store they have a large selection of wedding rings to view at your own convenience, whilst having a seat (and maybe whilst enjoying a glass of complementary champagne) in their wedding boutique area.

“A tradition that dates back to the Ancient Egyptians”

The tradition of wearing wedding rings between spouses dates back to the Ancient Egyptians. Although the rings were not made from precious metals like today, they were delicately created from more organic materials such as hemp.  Craftsmanship has adapted rapidly over the decades however beliefs have remained the same.  Many people ask why a wedding band is worn on the left hand, on the fourth finger…The ideology is this particular finger on the left hand has a “vein of love”, which directly leads to the heart.  It is not uncommon however in Eastern European countries such as Russia and Poland that wedding bands are worn on the right hand. In the Netherlands rings are worn on both hands, historically to represent the religion of its wearer; Catholics (left hand) or Protestants (Right hand).

There are no written rules in the design you should choose as a wedding band; whether you opt for plain, patterned or even something truly unique.  Today wedding rings are usually made from precious metals such as Gold, Platinum and as of recent Palladium (sister metal to Platinum).  Industrial metals such as Titanium or Cobalt are also accessible for clients looking for an even harder wearing material.   The perpetuity of these noble metals symbolizes the permanence of a marriage.

So… what styles are to offer?
Traditional plain wedding band

The classic. For many years people have opted for the simplicity of a plain wedding band. At Johnsons we can supply a range of simplistic wedding bands in Silver, 9ct yellow, rose and white gold. 18ct yellow, rose and white gold, also Palladium and Platinum. Different widths are available from 2mm to 10mm.  Traditionally, the wedding band is slightly wider than the engagement ring itself.  Choosing the correct width is important not only for maximum comfort for the wearer, but also to suit the size of a person’s hand.  The objective of a wedding ring is to compliment the engagement ring- not to upstage it.

So what is your perfect fit?

For a more tailored fit, we have a collection of various ring profiles for you to try. These profiles have been created to suit different hand shapes proposed for superlative comfort. Something to also consider is that engagement rings have all been created with different profiles too, consequently it is recommended to match both rings with the same profile shape.

Traditional Court

The traditional court is no doubt the most traditional of the ring profiles. It is rounded on the inside and the outside (curved appearance). This type of ring compliments a wide variety of engagements and is also available in all precious metals.

Flat Profile

This profile is exactly how it sounds, as it is flat on all surfaces. This can give the appearance and feel of a more modern, heavier-set ring. This profile is more attractive to gentleman. Once again this profile is available in all precious metals.

Flat court

This is a fusion between the flat profile and the traditional court. It has a curved inner edge however maintains the look of a flat profile. This style sits beautifully next to most engagement rings and also favourable with gents.

Patterned Wedding Bands

Patterned wedding bands are for those who are after a classic ring but with a twist. From Celtic designs to dazzling diamond cut, there is a pattern for each person’s taste.  Some careers today do not allow stone set jewellery, so a patterned wedding band could be an excellent choice.

Two/Three colour wedding bands

Multi-coloured wedding bands are definitely rising in popularity. This design of wedding band is an excellent idea for those who love to mix and match different colours of gold. For many this design goes perfectly with 2 tone watches they may also have.  Some partners may wish to have different coloured wedding bands but still wish to match; by choosing a two or three colour ring you can have the best of both. At Johnsons we have the technology to allow customers to create their own bi-colour ring. Simply choose the base metal you wish  from various precious metals, and then pick a sleeve metal to compliment.  This type of wedding band is also available in different finishes and patterns.

Diamond Set wedding bands

For those who love a little sparkle , having  a diamond set band can be the right choice for you.  In-store we have many  different diamond set bands to view.  A useful tip for ladies having a diamond wedding band is to try and match the same setting from the engagement ring.  See some of the popular styles below;

Channel set

This style is available in most precious metals. The channel set is a modern, clean look. Most ladies have this style as half diamond coverage across the band.  Channel set is usually available with round brilliant cut diamonds; princesses cut or even the fancy mixed stone variety. This is a very secure setting, where the diamonds are flush within the metal setting; resulting in peace of mind for daily wear with consumers.

Vintage Milgrain/Grain set

A vintage grain set wedding for ladies with antique or vintage inspired engagement rings.  However, this style of wedding band also looks fantastic with a classic solitaire ring of any cut.  This band is available in various precious metals and diamond sizes.

Micro Claw set

A very similar design style to the traditional claw set. The micro pave set wedding bands refers to a very uniform in size diamonds set with smaller deeper set claws. This is a slimmer and more feminine design of ring. Available in most precious metals and different diamonds coverage.

Optional personal touches

Personal engraving

Add the finishing touch to your wedding rings with personal engraving. Most customers opt for a wedding date engraved on the inside of the rings (width dependant). A super handy reminder tool for your partner.

Engagement ring re-vamp
When you purchase wedding rings from us we offer a complimentary engagement ring clean and polish before your special day.

Here to help

Where to start looking for a wedding ring is always a challenge. Our new bespoke wedding ring design page has been developed for you to create and design your own wedding ring at home and gain an idea of the different sizes and styles that are on offer

Once you have some ideas of what you like, then call in to store to try our range of rings to be absolutely sure you have the ring of your dreams. Remember that once the cake is eaten and the photographs have been looked at, the wedding ring will be your one reminder every day of your wedding commitment, so it is important to get it right.

Here at Johnsons we are proud to offer exceptional customer service. Come and visit our new wedding area where you will be warmly welcomed by our experienced sales specialists.  At your own convenience come and view the array of beautifully crafted wedding rings we have to offer.

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50/51 Queens Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5JX
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