Your big day is fast approaching and with all of the
decisions yet to be made about catering, finalizing guest lists,
and whether or not to go with assigned seating or to let
everyone intermingle at the reception, one of the last things on
your mind is the one decision that will be with you the longest.
Your wedding band. The piece of jewelry that symbolizes your
love for your bride-to-be. It is that time-honored tradition
signifying to the world that you have found that special
someone with whom you want to spend the rest of your life
Now, I know what you’re thinking- that any old ring will do so long as it fits, right? Well,
I’d hate to break it to you but there’s a lot more to it than that. But don’t worry, Bishops
Jewelry is here to help with this handy guide to help you find the ring that is right for
Don't Go Alone
First and foremost, DON'T GO ALONE! Trust me. You should arrange a time with your
fiancé so that you can both visit us together. Especially bring them if you plan on
matching pieces. If they can’t make it, it's not the end of the world because the rest of
this guide can be used at home so that you are both on the same page.
Alrighty, so now that that is out of the way, let’s talk budget. You want to find the
perfect ring but you shouldn’t break the bank to find it. The best approach is to window
shop. Go to your local jewelry store and take a look at what styles and size of stone
you like. Get pricing, and budget from there. If the ring you like is too expensive, choose
a similar style with maybe a different metal. Did you know titanium and cobalt chrome
are a more durable and less expensive alternative for white gold? Keep in mind you
don't have to go "all out" from the start, you can always upgrade later on a special
occasion or anniversary.
Next up- lifestyle. What do you do for a living? What are your hobbies? These are
things you need to consider when are looking for that special ring. If you use your hands
a lot, be it rock climbing, weight lifting, or working construction, you find the proper
metals to suit your lifestyle. Gold is really soft, so unless you are really good about
taking off your ring before you start these activities, you should probably consider a
harder metal- one that could withstand your day to day life. Our favorite ring for men
with a more rugged lifestyle is our Elysium solid diamond rings.
As you know, diamond is the hardest material on Earth,
rating 10 out of 10 on the Moh’s hardness scale. It is at least 4 times harder than
tungsten and 10 times harder than ceramic. Diamond cannot be scratched except by
other diamonds. This means that Elysium diamond rings can be worn for a lifetime and
will never be scratched unless exposed to another source of diamond material. They
are the hardest, most scratch-resistant rings available on Earth.
If you want to go the custom route, let us help you out. We at Bishops can bring your
imagination to life with a 3D printed replica of your dream ring. We can help you make
absolutely certain that this is the ring for you before we cast it. First we sketch up your
ideas with our 3D CAD program on the computer, then we make alterations with you
until the design is exactly what you envision. Next, we print a small replica of your ring
with our 3D printer, that way you can physically try on the ring before we cast it.
As always, if you have any questions that weren’t addressed here in the blog, feel free
to contact us. We are here to make your forever easier.
1440 University Ave S,
Fairbanks, AK 99709