How to Choose Wedding Rings

The most symbolic piece of jewellery you'll own is your wedding ring.

Did you know...

The wearing of wedding rings on the third finger of the left hand dates back to the 17th Century BC. Ancient Egyptians believed that this finger contained the "vena amoris", the vein of love, that runs directly to the heart. By placing a continuous band of precious metal on this finger, it was thought that you ensured your everlasting love.

There are many things to consider when choosing your wedding ring.

  • It needs to match or sit comfortably with the engagement ring.
  • If you intend buying an eternity ring in the future, make sure the wedding ring leaves enough room on the bride's finger.
  • If you do manual work, you'll need a heavier weight ring for extra durability.
  • If you want your ring engraved, think about choosing a wider band.
  • Patterned, celtic or diamond set rings are increasingly fashionable but the traditional plain band remains popular.

Choose from yellow gold, white gold or a mix of the two for extra versatility.

At H.Samuel, you'll find a wide range of wedding rings. Take a look at our Wedding Ring pages or visit your local H.Samuel store where you'll also receive expert advice on choosing your ring.