If you are like most unmarried guys, you would not have even bothered about knowing anything about how to choose, wear, or care for a wedding band. After all, it is a simple thing that you can get by stopping over briefly at a jewelry store and slip it on your finger. However, the reality is that there’s much more to a wedding band, even for men than you would have ever imagined. Some essential tips for the first-timers:
Know How Much to Spend
If you have never shopped for a wedding ring before, you will be taken by surprise at the vast range of rings available. Not only do you have to choose a ring material from a bewildering range of precious metals, new-gen materials, and even organic substances but also gemstones, settings, finishing, detailing, and more. Naturally, you will discover rings across the entire spectrum of prices. If you do not know how much you can afford to spend on the wedding band, it can be easy to be swayed into buying something that may drive into debt or force you to compromise with the other wedding arrangements.
Buy A Ring of The Right Size
If you buy a ring that is too loose, it will spin on your finger or even tend to slip off and get lost. On the other hand, if it is too tight, you will have a problem wearing it and removing it. It may also cause the flesh to bulge around the ring and obstruct your blood circulation. Ideally, the ring should be such that it fits comfortably on your finger, turns easily on the finger, but faces some resistance when you try to pull it off over your knuckle. You can get your finger measured professionally at a jeweler or use the online tool available on EpicWeddingBands. However, if you measure at home, keep in mind that the size keeps changing throughout the day and year, so taking multiple measurements is recommended.
Wearing Your Ring
It is important to take good care of your ring. Not only does it involve regular cleaning and maintenance but also taking it off if the situation so demands. Typically, it is not a good idea to keep wearing your ring if the ring can be damaged, when it is not practical or even downright dangerous. It means that you should not be wearing your ring if you are working out because it can get scuffed, bent, cracked, or even break. Avoid swimming with your ring on as the chlorine in the pool water or salt in the seawater can corrode the ring. It is also better to take it off if you are washing up or taking a shower as the harsh cleaning agents, soaps, and shampoos can corrode the ring, according to Brides. If you are engaged in manual labor, you should either take your ring off or wear a ring made from a tough material like tungsten, silicone, or carbon fiber.
Wedding bands are a testimony to your love. Choosing the right one, getting the size right, and taking care of it will ensure that it will last a lifetime.