At F Hinds we offer one of the largest selections of wedding rings on the High Street with designs available in 9ct, 18ct and 22ct gold as well as platinum, palladium and titanium. To help you with your selection we have put together the following information.
The first important factor is to match the metal type to the engagement ring, as softer metals will wear against harder ones. This means that if you have a platinum engagement ring you are generally best having a platinum wedding ring. If it is an 18ct gold engagement ring it is usual to choose an 18ct gold wedding band.
The ranges we stock in-store and shown online are typically 9ct gold but almost all are available in 18ct gold and many in platinum, 22ct gold and palladium too. Please contact us if you would like us to quote you a price for a different metal, carat or colour.
Should our wedding rings match?
There is no strict rule on this matter although we do stock a wide range
of matching or complementary styles. It is often the case that the
bride chooses a more elaborate style to suit her engagement ring and the
groom a plainer ring. Often these fancier wedding rings will be set
with diamonds to complement the engagement ring but grooms too are
increasingly opting for diamond set wedding rings.
Patterned wedding rings.
Patterns and textures are often applied as a final touch to add detail or
to create a look. We may also be able to add patterns you have seen on
one of our wedding rings to different widths from those we stock as
standard. Remember that diamond cutting and engraved patterns are
deeper and so last longer than matt or textured looks such as a satin
All wedding rings with patterned finishes will gradually
become ‘lived-in’ over time, but if you regularly handle rough materials
or work in a manual environment, we recommend that you do not choose a
ring with a matt or satin finish - plain wedding rings would be better
suited to you.