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A Quick Guide to Custom Wedding Bands

The perfect way to complement a relationship is with a wedding band that reflects the unique couple, and a custom wedding band is the ideal way to achieve this. Rather than opt for a mass-manufactured ring you spot at the jewellery store, creating a custom band is something that speaks volumes about you as a person – plus, they’re not as expensive as you might think. In this article we take a look at custom bands, including style, materials, finishes and more. Just remember – it’s never too early to start thinking about the perfect complementary rings for a couple!

Planning a custom wedding band

There’s a good chance you already have some idea as to what kind of wedding band design you want, but even if you think you’re sure, looking over diamond wedding bands in Melbourne jewellers is a good idea to help you better know all of your options. Even if you don’t feel like leaving the house, using image-friendly sites and apps like Pinterest and Instagram can help provide some great ideas. Once you’ve decided on a certain style, one of the next steps you might start thinking about is the metals and materials of the ring itself – even if the design you like is made of a certain material, doesn’t mean you have to keep your own band that way! Popular metal choices include gold, rose gold and white gold, but there is a huge selection to choose from, including silver, tungsten, cobalt, and ceramic. In addition to aesthetics, this is a good opportunity to factor in whether you or your partner have metal allergies (in these cases titanium is a good idea), or learning if certain metals appeal to one person and not the other.

Ring sizing and additions

There are a few more considerations for you to keep in mind after the basic metals have been chosen. The first of these is the finish of the metal itself – are you going to opt for a classic polish for an eye-catching clean look, or something like a sandblasted or hammered finish to provide some interesting texture? Another thing you might consider is the use of gemstones, which can very easily make the process even more overwhelming considering the huge number of options available. You may decide to incorporate your birthstone, or may instead opt to use a gem you’ve always admired, such as a blue sapphire, ruby, emerald, topaz or amethyst. If you’re after a more classic look, diamonds are always an excellent option – in this case you may choose one larger diamond or a cluster of smaller gems. Last but not least, you may also choose to incorporate an engraving – a beautiful message to commemorate your special day.

Create something truly unique for your special day

After considering all the things above, there’s always a chance that what you want most doesn’t fit in with your wedding budget. If this is the case, take your time and keep looking for something you like the look of until you find something that ticks all of the boxes (i.e. both aesthetic and financial). Once you’ve found the perfect ring design for you, all you’ll have to do is go to a jeweller (or two, even) to get your finger sized properly. Then it’s just up to you to enjoy your new custom ring for the rest of your life!