Atmosphere Productions: 3 Tips From A Wedding Band Expert - Baribault Jewelers
As a recent bride myself, I jumped at the opportunity to blog about wedding bands.
Remember, your bands are forever. They can’t be eaten, they don’t die like flowers and it’s not something you only wear once. You look at your wedding bands every single day so why not look at something beautiful.
Trends: Ladies, the newest trend in bands is what we like to call “twins”. Accent bands that hug next to eat side of your engagement ring and make your center diamond POP! Men, it’s all about the finish! Many bands you see on display are available in different finishes, ex: brushed, shiny, hammered, pebble. So don’t be afraid to ask what your options are and go with the one that best suits you.
Metals: First, you always want to match the metal of your engagement. That way you are sure that they will wear the same in color and shine. Now, a question I get asked all the time; what is the difference and benefits of platinum versus white gold. The only benefit of white gold is if you are looking for something lighter weight. There are many benefits of platinum like the color. Platinum is a pure naturally white metal so it will stay white forever. Let me explain the commonly spoken statement, “Platinum lasts a lifetime”. The metal never sheds metal even when it gets scratched, so it will maintain its weight for the lifetime of the ring. This is a great option especially for the rough tough men out there. Bonus tip: The price difference in the two metals has never been so little.
Advice: Bands and photography are the only things that you will take with you after the wedding. So, splurge here. Start shopping for wedding bands right away and make your purchase within 6 months before the wedding. That way, you get exactly what you want. As far as men’s bands and ask your jeweler for an additional sport band, an inexpensive band that they can beat up without worry. That way they can better maintain the look of their "Gentlemen’s" band (the one they said I do with).
So, happy wedding planning! Enjoy every moment, and in the stressful times just remember to take a deep breath! It will be your perfect day no matter what.
Baribault Jewelers celebrating 64 years of business.
81 Rankin Road, Glasonbury, CT
Raeann Baribault Schwartz, 10 years of experience in the jewelery industry
Engagement & Diamond Specialist
Recently Married March 2012