The type of ring available in these stores is usually quite limited; they may also have a restricted price range, another reason to seek out a jeweler who only sells this type of ring. When choosing, you will want a ring for the bride that will complement the engagement ring she is already wearing.
The engagement ring is meant to be more stunning than the wedding ring so be careful what you choose. The aim should be to find jewelers that can supply a ring that compliments the other. The best way to do this is by trial and error, having the wedding band placed alongside the engagement ring.
Metals most often used are: (1) White Gold, (2) Titanium, (3) Silver and (4) Yellow Gold; of course, the budget is almost always a contributing factor but durability is an issue and that is why platinum is becoming so popular. Choosing a wedding ring that is made of durable material is especially important for the groom's ring and platinum is an ideal choice. The number of men carrying out manual tasks is still greater than women; they are still the ones most likely to cause damage to their ring.
Wedding rings will need to be adjusted before they are taken away; you really don't want the rings to fit poorly after all the planning that has taken place. Neither ring should be so tight that they require lubrication to put them on or take them off; just as in the same way they can be so loose they can be easily lost.
It is not uncommon for couples to leave having the rings adjusted until close to the wedding day; this can cause the jeweler problems because he may have others to adjust for the same day, so allow plenty of time for this. With so many wedding band designs available today, picking the right one is not a fast process; this will certainly take longer than you expect and another reason not to delay.
Never forget why you are wearing a wedding ring and what it stands for; this is the reason why they are so important in many cultures.