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Buyers Guide to Wedding Bands

 

Here are some simple steps to make purchasing your wedding rings, a little bit easier!

 

Step 1)Finger Sizes

Step 2) Choosing the right metals

Step 3) Deciding which ring width to go for

Step 4) Adding in any Diamonds/Stones

Step 5) Adding any engraving dates/fingerprints

Step 6) Ordering

Step 7) Receiving your Rings

 

 

Finger Measurements

 

Firstly, you will need to find out your ring size.

To do this we recommend that you visit us to get your excat size. If this is not possible you can request a ring sizer please do this in the contacts page.

 

Some things to remember are:

Make sure you measure the finger you will wear your ring on {usually the left hand} as your size is normally larger on the hand you write with!

Wedding rings should fit securely, and you should have to twist or wiggle the ring to be able to remove it. If the ring comes off without doing this, then it is too loose.

 

Your fingers usually swell up {sometimes one size larger} when you feel hot, and reduce in size when you are cool. This swelling also happens in the morning when you wake up. Be sure to measure your finger when you are neither too hot nor too cold.

 

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS
We use UK, US or EURO ring sizes only.

 

 

Choosing the Right Metals

 

Once you know your sizes, the next thing to decide is which metals you would like.
Here is a brief outline of the different metals we use...

 

Platinum

Platinum is dense, malleable, ductile, and precious. This metal is a grey-white in colour. Platinum is 35 times more rare than gold and with fewer mines. The price of platinum is invariably higher. Platinum is naturally a white metal whereas gold is naturally yellow. For white gold to retain it's bright and white finish it needs to be plated with rhodium. Platinum's higher tensile strength makes its an ideal metal for settings for diamonds because it is not so easy to misshapen and the setting will remain for more secure. 

 

Gold

Yellow 

Yellow gold is a good choice for a traditional bride and grooms-to be. Generally, 22ct gold (pure gold) is too soft to wear everyday. So consider buying a 18ct or 9ct wedding band. 18ct gold is more expensive than 9ct because there is twice as much gold within the alloy. This makes it harder and gives it a richer colour. Yellow gold is a combined with stronger metals and his is better suited to the demands of day-today life.

 
White 

White gold is one of the most popular gold colours used in jewellery in the UK today. It has a bright, modern and clean look. White gold is created when yellow gold is alloyed with silver or palladium, and then plated with rhodium. This plating can wear off over time, approx. 12-18 months but can , however be replaced, this costs approx. £35.00 to £45.00 depending on the size of the ring.

 

Palladium

In response to the growing demand from the price conscious consumer, palladium retains all the properties of the precious metal from platinum group, but at a more accessible price point.  Palladium is a hypoallergenic metal. palladium does have a diffrent look to the its platinum group. palladium has a more of a steel like look to the metal rather than a bright white look, this is why it is perfect for the groom to be, as it has a more mascoilne feel to it.

Deciding Which Ring Width To Go For


We have available ring widths  from 2mm up to 8mm.

 

The width that best suits you can depend on many different factors, such as your build.
If you are female and have very slim fingers, it might be better to stick with 2mm, 2.5mm or 3mm. You should also take into account whether you will be wearing other rings on the same finger. If this is the case, we would recommend a thinner width.

 

For men, generally sizes such as 5mm, 6mm and 7mm suit better, with 6mm being the most popular width. Please bear in mind, that if you are not accustomed to wearing a ring, the thinner the width, the more comfortable it will feel. Some men however, feel the wider ring has a slightly more masculine look, but this will obviously depend on your personal taste and your build.

 

Adding in any Diamonds/Stones

 

Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat are the worldwide characteristics used to classify the rarity, quality and value of diamonds. Diamonds with the highest combination of 4C ratings are the rarest and most valuable.

Carat

Carat refers to weight and therefore the size of a diamond. One carat is divided into 100 points. Size is the most obvious factor in determining the value of a diamond. But two diamonds of equal size can have very different values, depending on their cut, clarity and colour.

 

Colour

While most diamonds appear white, many of them display hints of colour barely discernible to the naked eye. The closer a diamond approaches colourless, the rarer and more valuable the stone. B Jewellery always uses G-H coloured diamonds.

 

Cut

When a diamond is cut to good proportions, light will reflect from one facet to another and disperse through the top of the stone, resulting in a display of brilliance and fire. Diamonds that are cut too deep or too shallow lose light that spills through the side or bottom.

 

Clarity

A diamond's clarity is determined by the degree to which it is free from naturally occurring inclusions. Many are invisible to the naked eye. The fewer inclusions, the rarer the stone.

 

Our Diamonds...

B Jewellery always uses fine white diamonds which are hand selected for their
exceptional colour and clarity and we ALWAYS grade to a
minimum standard of G/H Colour, SI Clarity.

To make your purchase even more special, why not request your
diamonds be further upgraded to F/G colour, VS/VVS Clarity

Adding Any Engraving Dates/Fingerprints

 

We can engrave a short text onto your ring, on either the inside, or on the outside of your ring

 Please see '...add engraving' section in the wedding band page, you can add your message in this section

We allow a maximum of 30 characters for each ring.


There are two different fonts to choose from, 'Script' or 'Roman'.

Or if you have deceided to go for the fingerprint engraving you can this engraved either on the inside or the outside. All you do is take a print from a stamp and email this over to me and I will hand engraved the pattern onto your wedding band

 

Ordering

Once you have decided on your ring and you have triple checked you ring size, you can then proceed to checkout.

We will receive instant notification of your order, and you will receive your confirmation email from us via Paypal instantly. 
Please feel free to contact us at any point to receive an up-date of your rings progress.

Please see our 'Terms & Conditions' page for more information about shipping.

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Receiving your Rings  

Finally, your rings will arrive, they will require a signature on delivery.

Each wedding ring or engagement ring comes in its ring box, and they will be safely packed and boxed.
If you have not received what you had ordered, please see our 'Terns & Conditions' page for more information.

If you have not ordered the correct size and it needs adjusting {by a maximum of two sizes up or down, only}, then we can do this for you.

 

 

 

Charges for this are as follows:

Silver Court ring - £15

Gold Court Ring - £40

Platiumn Court Ring -  £100
 

You will have to pay for the postage to and from our workshop, and provide adequate tracking and insurance, as we cannot be responsible for loss or damage of rings in transit.

Please contact us to arrange a resizing:b-jewellery@aol.co.uk....................................

 

 

If you have any other concerns about your ring, please contact us and we will be happy to help any way we can!