When it comes to buying a wedding ring, you will soon discover that even a plain band is not a simple shopping decision. There are many factors to consider when choosing your wedding ring. The key ones to familiarise yourself with are metal, profile, width, and style.
The shape of a ring is more commonly referred to as the profile. The profile of a ring is best distinguished when looking at the cross section. While the differences may appear subtle, you would be surprised at the impact they can have on how the ring looks and feels. Profile can even impact fit, sometimes quite significantly.
One final point to consider is that definitions of ring profiles do vary from jeweller to jeweller. The following descriptions are best applied to rings purchased at WRD.
A court profile is the most traditional choice for a wedding ring. Court rings are slightly curved on the inside and outside of the band. This creates a gentle transition from the ring into the finger, which allows the ring to look very natural on the hand. The curved edges catch light nicely, which enhances the lustre of your chosen metal. The curved interior makes the court profile one of the most comfortable to wear. For all of these reasons, court profile rings are our most popular style.
Our in-house jewellers designed the double comfort profile with ultimate comfort in mind. More contemporary than a court, this profile has a flat interior and exterior, with softly rounded corners. The ring is both easy to wear and effortlessly stylish. Over the years this profile has become one of our best sellers.
A d-shape wedding ring is completely flat on the inside with a distinctive, domed exterior. The flat interior makes these a popular choice for those who want their ring to fit as snugly as possible. The outer curve of this style again enhances the light catching ability of the chosen material. This is another traditional profile that is popular with all gender clients.
A flat profile a more contemporary choice for a wedding ring. Flat rings have a flat interior and exterior with crisp, right-angled corners. When chosen in a chunky depth and a large width, a flat profile can look really modern.
A flat-court profile wedding ring has a flat exterior with crisp corners, and a gently curved interior. When worn on the finger, a flat court appears a lot like a flat. However, the curved inside surface makes it a lot more comfortable to wear. The flat-court is a great choice if you are after a modern look with a traditional, comfortable fit.
Similarly to the traditional court, the flat-sided court is curved on both the inside and outside. The key difference is that a flat sided court has flat sides which makes it appear less domed. The flat sides mean that this profile is a little more weighty than a court. this optical illusion can make the ring appear more substantial on the finger. The flat-sided court is a popular choice as it often sits really well next to engagement rings.
There are so many things to consider when wedding ring shopping, that it can understandably become overwhelming. To alleviate any worries, we have a ring sample service which allows you to view and try on rings at home. You can order up to 10 plain silver replicas in any profiles, widths and depths that we offer to try on before placing your real order. You can find more information about our sample service here.
In the meantime, if you need any help or advice, please give us a call on 01273 696 515 or email [email protected].