Wedding rings are one of those things that have very little to do with the wedding, but a lot to do with the marriage. These are the rings that will symbolize our vows to each other–we’ll have them forever. J and I haven’t been obsessing over finding the perfect rings, but we have visited countless jewelry shops in search of the perfect ring. Well, actually J was easy–he just wants a simple white gold 5mm band. Done. (Boys have it so easy sometimes!)
My ring, however, was a lot harder to find.
Every time we visited a jewelry shop, the rings just didn’t look right next to my engagement ring. They were either too thin, too thick, too sparkly, too expensive, too antique-looking, or the salesman rubbed me the wrong way. After the seventh (eighth?) jewelry shop, we decided we should probably go back to the place where J purchased my engagement ring.
This past Saturday we went to the shop and tried on wedding rings. The second ring I tried on was gorgeous… a channel setting with tiny little diamonds. Not too gaudy, but it looked absolutely beautiful next to my engagement ring. Each ring I tried on afterwords I compared to that ring. I even tried on a ring that I loved to find out it was the exact same setting! I knew that meant it must be the one. When it came to the price, it just so happened that this weekend the store had its first sale in the last 40 years (fate, anyone??), so my original $459 ring ended up costing us $290.* Cha-ching!!
For those who are married, what kind of wedding ring do you have?
Do you have anything engraved on the inside? (We decided on just our wedding date.)