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Hi, lovelies! Are you wondering where to buy the best wedding rings? You’ve come to the right place! Buying wedding rings is a much easier task when you know exactly what to look for. We’ll show you how to get the best wedding rings for you and your soon-to-be spouse and tell you what to look out for when shopping online. We’ll also help you pick the right metals for your wedding rings and explain how to get the best fit. (We’re covering wedding bands in this post; for engagement rings, read this post.) Throughout this post, we’re sharing our top picks for where to buy the best wedding rings ever. I know you’re going to love what we’ve found. And if you’re buying wedding rings, don’t forget to get these velvet boxes. They are so beautiful. Enjoy!
I remember when Andrew and I were planning our wedding and we started talking about our wedding rings. What kind should we get? Probably something cheap. But what if it is too cheap and it falls apart? Okay, spend a little more. But what if it doesn’t look right with my engagement ring? Ok, time to look up some tips. That’s kind of how it went. We’re both super agreeable, so narrowing it down was tough. In the end, he chose a white gold band with a wide width and I chose a white gold band with no bells, no whistles. Totally my style. When shopping for wedding rings, stick to your own personal style. Don’t worry so much about what’s trending or what’s popular right now; shop based on the best wedding rings you’ll love to wear happily ever after.
Sidebar: no one really knows anything about wedding stuff until it’s time to buy. For instance, if you’re not sure where to buy wedding rings, it’s a learning process for everyone! So if you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to figure pick just one ring, don’t worry too much — you’ll find it, promise! And we’re here to help. Email with any questions!
Isn’t this a beautiful band? We spotted it at Gaia’s Candy.
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Where to Buy the Best Wedding Rings
One of the nice things about buying wedding rings on Etsy or Amazon is the ability to search by price. You can set a limit it to your maximum amount if you want to stay on budget. It’s a lot harder to talk down a ring after you’ve already seen it (even if it’s a few hundred dollars too much!) I also love the option of searching by material, saving to your favorites, or, for Amazon, searching for wedding rings that are available for shipping on Amazon Prime. Great for when you need it in two-days or overnight. (You can get a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime here.) And last but not least, READ REVIEWS! The countless of reviews on shops are there to help you when you buy; read what other customers have said before you make a purchase. You’ll save yourself a lot of stress worrying whether the quality will be as good as it looks in photos.
When shopping online, you can also save your favorites for later. Get an idea of what you like by saving them (on Etsy, click “favorite”; on Amazon, “add to wish list“) and show them to your future spouse to see what they think. If you find a favorite we’ve shared in this post, click on the Pinterest sharing button (floating at the bottom). You can pin it to your own pinboards to refer to later. :) (Hey, follow us!)
Besides the fact that we’re obsessed over handmade things here, we think handmade is just better in so many ways. A handmade ring is carefully designed by a talented artisan; he or she puts work into your ring to design, shape, and size your ring perfectly to your specifications.
You can buy wedding rings in store, too, and we’re not knocking it, but we’re talking about where to buy the best wedding rings, so to us, handmade > factory-made. Always. In every equation.
I mean, when is the last time you saw a ring like this in-store?! By RuggedandRefined.
What about sizing? Don’t I need to try it in person first?
Some people worry about getting the size right when buying wedding rings. That’s a totally legitimate and reasonable request. I mean, you are going to be wearing your wedding ring forever, so it HAS TO fit. If you prefer trying it on in store, or at least getting your proper size, head to a jewelry store and try on a few. Then you’ll know your exact size. Or you can always get one of these (it’s so cheap). P.S. People have great luck with these for rings that are slightly loose. We talked about it in this post.
If you’re going to buy the best rings possible, that goes hand-in-hand with picking the best metal that works with your lifestyle. Here are a few tips when picking out your wedding rings.
Metal Choices for Wedding Rings
In this section, we’ll talk about where to buy the best wedding rings in a variety of different metals including platinum, gold, sterling silver, cobalt, titanium, and tungsten. We’ll also briefly cover where to buy wood wedding rings and even silicone. Let’s start with platinum — the most popular metal choice for wedding rings.
Platinum is the top pick (and also the priciest) for wedding rings and engagement rings because it is durable, it won’t tarnish, and it won’t oxidize. It is also the most expensive, and it is easy to scratch.
Here’s an example of a platinum wedding band. Notice how shiny it is. By LoveFineDiamonds.
by love fine diamonds
Gold is a standard and one of the most popular wedding ring metals. It is soft and can tarnish, but it is shiny and has a classic appearance. Yellow gold and white gold are the most commonly selected metals, but rose gold is quickly growing in popularity. Gold is easy to care for and can be buffed to shine with a soft cloth.
by laboutiquebyjulia | buy it now
Sterling silver is a more affordable option, but it is prone to tarnish. It can also get scratched and marked easily. It can, however, be a great alternative to gold because it is less expensive and can be shiny or matte.
I love how this ring from Ida Jewelry Design can be engraved on the inside:
by meropis art jewelry | buy it now
Alternative metals are popular options for couples and make several appearances in our list of the best wedding rings. The alternative metals include cobalt, stainless steel, titanium, tungsten, and palladium, Of all of these, cobalt and stainless steel are the only wedding rings which can be resized easily.
Here’s an example of a tungsten wedding ring for men (by Charming Jewelers):
by charming jewelers
Titanium and tungsten cannot be resized. Therefore, you’ll definitely want to triple-check your wedding ring size is accurate before you buy.
This ring is titanium in a gold finish (by Alpha Tungsten):
Palladium is a precious metal that has grown in popularity in the past few years. It can be resized, contrary to belief, but it depends largely on the style of ring. Here’s an example of a palladium wedding ring (by Metalicious):
Alternatives to Metal Wedding Rings
Want to go totally against the grain? Opt for a wood wedding ring. We talked about wood wedding rings in length here. They’re a great alternative, particularly for someone who loves the great outdoors. Be careful because some wood rings do not last as long as others; check out the individual shop’s guarantee or warnings against wear.
This wood ring is gorgeous. I love the carved initials inside! By Lyuben Kostov.
Another alternative is silicone, used as a temporary placeholder for your ring when you’re out adventuring so you don’t lose yours. Example: you’re going mountain climbing, canoeing, rafting, etc. and you don’t want your ring to fall off. What do you do? Try one of these silicone wedding rings from Swap My Band:
by swap my band
And last but not least…
Buy Your Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Together
Another way to ensure you are buying the best wedding rings possible is to coordinate the look of your engagement ring with your wedding band. Instead of playing a guessing game of what might look good with your engagement ring, a good rule of thumb is to buy them together (if possible) or buy your wedding band from the same jeweler after the engagement. The jeweler — again, if you’re opting for handmade you’ll get some seriously great feedback — can work with you to design a perfect wedding band that will complement your engagement ring.
Some of the best wedding rings ever designed are the ones that fit around the engagement ring, like this:
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For simplicity, this 14k gold carved ring is perfect! By Andrea Bonelli Jewelry.
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One of my favorite wedding bands is this sterling silver ring from LilyEmme Jewelry:
This wedding band from Beth Cyr looks almost like tree bark.
This comfort fit ring in 14k gold is long-lasting and comfortable to wear everyday. By Theresa Pytell.
by the sly fox | buy it now
There are so many more rings to fall in love with in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride. You’ll also swoon over the dozens of new wedding rings added daily on Etsy and Amazon Handmade. Go check them out!
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And there you have it: where to buy the best wedding rings. What do you think of this list? Is there a style we’re missing and you’d like to see more of? Let us know in the comments box below.