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Selecting Your Wedding Rings

One of the things to keep in mind when it comes to wedding rings is that you want something that you are going to be comfortable wearing for a very long time, most likely the rest of your life. It is also important to choose a set of wedding rings that complements who you and your beloved are togther.

These days you can purchase wedding rings anywhere, even online. So, finding a jeweler really isn't as much of an issue as it might have been say fifteen years ago. Even department stores have wedding ring sets, so don't be surprised if you go into JC Penny, Fred Meyers, or even Walmart and see wedding rings in their jewelery section. In some cases they may even have less expensive knock-offs of famous celebrities rings if that is something that you'd like to consider.

Wedding rings have become far more elaborate than they were in the past. Diamond wedding rings have become extremely popular recently. This is partially because of celebrities and the fact that every time one of them gets engaged or married, they are flashing some large diamond. It's a fact of life that some women want to mimic what their favorite celebrities have and this has driven up the demand for diamond wedding rings.

Another trend are platinum bands on wedding rings. This is evidenced by the fact that many celebrities are having both platium and even titanium bands on their wedding rings. No longer is the gold band as popular as it was, although some couples still choose the gold wedding band. However, instead of 10K gold rings now 14K is the preference.

If you have your heart set on platinum bands for your wedding rings, but cannot afford the high cost, you might consider white gold which has the look of platinum, but does not have the high price. And after all who is to know whether it is platinum or white gold? In many cases only a jeweler would know the difference.

It used to be that only women were dazzled by diamonds when it came to wedding bands, but when it comes to men that tradition has been turned upside down. These days a man can covet having a diamond wedding band just as much as his soon to be wife. It is not at all uncommon to see men wearing diamond studded wedding rings these days. The fact that women are not the only ones that are lured by the beauty and shine of diamonds should come as no surprise to most of us.

Maybe you think you are limited to clear diamonds but ever since J-Lo flashed that pink princess diamond that Ben Afleck gave her, women have begun looking at colored diamonds as an option to the clear diamond when it comes to wedding bands. Some recent favorites that you might want to consider are yellow, blue or aquamarine.

The best way to select a wedding ring is to take the above information into account, and then begin to think about what kind of wedding ring you want. Do you want the band to be gold, silver, white gold, platinum or even titanium? Do you want clear or colored diamonds? Do you want both you and your beloved to have matching rings? These are just a few things to consider when it comes to selecting a wedding ring.

Once you know what you are looking for, then it is just a matter of shopping around online and anywhere they sell wedding rings, until you find what you want.

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