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OUR GUIDE TO BUYING WEDDING RINGS - Quantum-Diamonds Powered By Docstoc
One of the key considerations for your wedding day and beyond are the wedding rings themselves.
After all, these rings will be a token of your love for each other on your special day and for each and
every day thereafter.

So, what are the important factors to consider when buying these rings?

For 9 out of 10 couples, the lady will already wear her engagement ring, whilst the man won’t wear
any ring at all. As a result, the choice of which design of wedding ring to choose may already be well
defined to a certain extent, as many ladies will automatically want a wedding ring of the same profile
as the engagement ring to form a matching ‘set’. And watch out, the same principle will apply to the
eternity ring in a few years time! Believe it or not, many engagement rings are designed with no
regard whatsoever to how a wedding ring will sit alongside it. In other words, assuming she wants a
plain wedding band, the chances are that without some customization (and additional cost to you),
there will be a small gap between the engagement ring and wedding ring. Quantum provides
matching engagement ring and wedding ring (and eternity ring) sets, so you don’t have to worry
about this issue when the time comes to buy your wedding rings.

As for his ring, because he’s not trying to match up his wedding ring to another piece of jewellery,
it’s generally a more straightforward purchase. The most popular wedding ring profiles for gents are
D profile and Court profile, with Flat Court and Flat also increasing in popularity at the moment.

Have a think about whether you want a plain wedding ring or whether to have diamonds or even
gemstones set into it. Many ladies like to have one or several diamonds of the same shape as in
their engagement ring, set at equal intervals across the top of the wedding ring, again providing the
feel of a matching set. It is more unusual, although not unheard of, for gents to have diamonds set
into their wedding rings. Ultimately, it is down to individual taste and preference.

Consider the precious metal you want. Again, many ladies will want to match their wedding ring to
their engagement ring as much as possible and so this also applies to the metal. If their engagement
ring is platinum, the chances are that she will want a platinum wedding ring. Indeed, this is a wise
move as having rings of different alloys sitting alongside each other may lead to a deterioration in
finish over time. As for gents, they will generally choose platinum as it is the hardest wearing of all
the jewellery precious metals. Again, however, much comes down to individual taste and, of course,

Most wedding rings are solid bands of precious metal. Unlike diamonds where you often receive
some documentation or grading report to guarantee the quality of the diamond, the only assurance
of quality you have with wedding rings is the hallmark. The hallmark is a tiny stamp embossed onto
the inside of the ring which verifies the purity of the precious metal. For example, platinum is
hallmarked “950” (95% pure platinum) and 18kt gold is marked “750” (due to its 75% pure gold
content). As it is a legal requirement for every piece of jewellery in the UK to hallmarked for sale,
any item without a hallmark should be avoided.
             Quantum International Diamonds Limited – www.quantum-diamonds.com
              Contact us at service@quantum-diamonds.com, or call 0845 527 5010.
Today, consumers are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing wedding rings. They can be all
different metals, diamond set or plain, and a variety of different profiles. If you want to go the extra
mile, you can also choose from a variety of personalization features, which are a good way of making
the wedding rings unique to you and your special relationship. For example, you can have the rings
with a polished finish, matte finish or satin finish, you could perhaps have some names or a short
message engraved onto the inside of the rings, or – primarily for the gents – you could even have
some grooves put into the ring. Any of these little features are inexpensive but provide a superb
personal finish to these important rings that you will hopefully be wearing for the rest of your life.

For more information, guidance and free expertise on buying wedding rings, please contact one of
our diamond and wedding ring specialists at www.quantum-diamonds.com or call us on 0845 527
5010. Please also get in touch if you don’t see what you are looking for on our website, as the
chances are that we can assist with your requirements.

             Quantum International Diamonds Limited – www.quantum-diamonds.com
              Contact us at service@quantum-diamonds.com, or call 0845 527 5010.

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