You've found The One, and you're planning the perfect wedding - now is the time to find the perfect wedding ring.
A key factor when choosing a wedding ring is the metal it’s made out of. For the bride, it is normally determined by what metal her engagement ring is.
Prized since prehistoric times, gold is a reliable choice as it doesn’t rust, tarnish or corrode. It also mixes well with other metals. Wedding rings come in 9ct, 10ct, 14ct, 18ct and 22ct gold, which can be yellow, white or rose-coloured, depending on your personal tastes. Pure gold, which is 24 carat, is often considered to be too soft for jewellery and requires much more care.
An ideal choice for wedding rings is 18ct, which is 75 percent pure gold and has a richer hue than 9ct (which is 37.5 percent pure gold). It also tends to retain its good looks better as it ages. One thing to keep in mind is that to keep your white gold wedding ring looking beautiful, you’ll need to have it periodically plated with rhodium.
WHAT IS RHODIUM PLATING?
Rhodium, part of the platinum precious metal group, is used to plate white gold because it is dazzlingly white and mirror-like, whereas white gold can be slightly grey in tone. Rhodium is shiny and cool, almost like chrome, but even whiter. It also acts as a protective coating for your ring, enhancing its life span.
PLATINUM & PALLADIUM
Two popular choices for wedding rings are platinum and palladium, which don’t require rhodium plating. Their natural brilliance makes them the perfect choice for jewellery that lasts pretty much forever. Recently, palladium has become a popular alternative to platinum because of its similar colour yet more budget-friendly price tag.
Titanium rings have some unique properties; they’re hypoallergenic, lightweight, corrosion-resistant and strong enough to keep their shape, even when knocked about. For this reason they’re a great choice for those with active lifestyles who don’t want to worry about wear and tear.
WORTH & DOUGLAS RINGS
Worth & Douglas have been designing and crafting beautiful wedding rings for over 60 years.
As symbols of your love and commitment, your engagement and wedding rings are the centrepiece of your marriage ceremony. You want to be sure that the rings you choose today will stand the test of time for decades to come.
Every Worth & Douglas ring is made with meticulous craftsmanship and to the highest quality. This collection has been designed to offer a wide range of traditional and modern wedding rings to help you choose a style that reflects your personality and will endure over time.