The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Bands

Choosing your wedding band is a tough decision, do you have matching wedding bands? What style do you get? There are so many things you need to think about and it can be hard to find the perfect ring that you want to wear everyday for the rest of your life and that’s why The Goldsmithy is here to help you! We can help you design and create the perfect ring for both you and your partner, and you get to be a part of the process as well by having a go at the bench!

Style Considerations

Do you want your wedding bands to match? This has always been tradition but in recent years has seen a move into having different wedding bands. It’s a hard decision choosing wedding bands especially with the added pressure of both having to love the ring you will both wear every day! That’s why there has been the recent turn in choosing to have non-matching wedding bands: you can each express your individuality, you can choose a ring that best complements your skin tone and size and you can avoid one partner choosing a matching band that he or she doesn’t love. But that doesn’t mean they can’t match – we can create the perfect rings for both of you! You could even just have matching elements, same style but different metals or same metal and different styles – it’s completely up to you!


There are so many different metals out there to choose from – how do you know what to choose? It can become overwhelming. Do you get Platinum or Gold, but what about Silver? Gold is very soft in its purest form 24k and isn’t usually used in jewellery. It is alloyed with other metals to help increase its hardness and strength.

Gold is naturally yellow in colour but by adding various other metals into the mix you have other colours. Red or rose gold has copper in the mix while white gold can have a mixture of silver, tin, platinum, palladium and various other white metals in it. 9ct White gold is a beautiful creamy colour and 18ct is a stainless-steel colour. They are both often sold rhodium plated to give it a stark reflective look. Your often not told that your white gold has been plated or that it will in fact wear away due to the plating being very thin. This leads to constant maintenance of re-plating which is costly while losing definition.

Platinum’s rarity, density and the fact that it is used in other industries makes it one of the most expensive precious metals used but is also hypoallergenic making it a great choice for people with sensitive skin. It is often mistaken for being a very hard metal when it’s actually a very dense metal. With many more atoms in a smaller space it takes three times as long to work and is more durable than other precious metals.

The various colours of precious metals are beautiful in their own way and can be used solely or combined next to one another in a design.

Elements to a design

Now that you understand a bit more about what your rings could be made from its time to think of how they could look. The more traditional style is a plain band either with a high polish or textured effect making sure that the ladies is custom fitted to the engagement ring to avoid wear and tear.

However, your ring can be based on a hobby, an element of where you met or even a memory. Bespoke means it is personal to you and we can help you realise that.

Other options to consider to help embellish a design. Adding precious stones and gems. There is a world of colours to choose from along with shapes and cuts. You can base a design around a stone or use stones to make a ring have that wow factor. You can even have engraving added to finish off that last little bit of detail or be the main aspect.

Some people like to stick to traditional designs but this is also a chance to break free and have some fun with it because at the end of the day rules are there to be broken.

And the best part? Here at The Goldsmithy you get invited in to have a go at the bench to put your special mark on your rings and be a part of the process. Get in touch now to arrange your free consultation and begin the first steps of creating your wedding bands!