By the time the wedding planning starts, the bride-to-be already has her dream engagement ring. Carefully selected by the groom to suit her taste and style, the engagement ring captures the joy experienced by the couple at the moment of the engagement. For the rest of a woman’s life, she will think back to that happy moment with every glance at her masterpiece jewellery creation. The engagement ring, however, is not the only jewellery creation that is important on your wedding day.
In addition, it is important to find a wedding band that complements the engagement ring, and to determine which other pieces of jewellery are to be worn on the day. An equally important step is to select a wedding band for the groom. Though these may seem like minor details in the wake of selecting a venue, a caterer and a honeymoon destination, your wedding jewellery completes your outfit and adds the finishing touches that would otherwise be lacking. Your jewellery can make or break your overall look, which is why it is important to carefully select each piece with detailed consideration.
Certain engagement ring designs, such as the Shimansky Millennium Diamond Engagement Ring and the Evolym Diamond Engagement Ring require a customised matching wedding band that was designed to be worn with that particular engagement ring.In order for it to sit flush, the shape and height of the engagement ring must be taken into account, and with many shapes, only the matching wedding band will complement the engagement ring. In many cases the band is plain, but there are also options of having a wedding band with round micro-set diamonds, or to have the inside of the band engraved. The shape of your wedding band will be determined by your engagement ring, but the type of metal, the option of micro-set diamonds and the finer customisable details are entirely up to the bride-to-be’s personal taste.
While men previously had very few options when selecting their wedding band, their options, today, are endless. The Shimansky Max-Line Collection features over 300 different men’s wedding band designs, made from palladium – a lightweight, hardwearing precious metal with a magnificent white metal lustre. Men are able to choose from different finishes such as matte, shiny, hammered or brushed, and can select between various styles, both including and excluding diamonds.
Different fit options allow men to select a fit that sits comfortably on their finger, and that slides on and off, with ease. Though any style can be chosen, there is also the option to match your wedding band to your partner’s. Certain jewellery collections, such as the Shimansky Millennium Collection, has a men’s Millennium Asscher Diamond Wedding Band, which is a perfect complement to the women’s Millennium Engagement Rings and Wedding Bands. The most important factor, however, is the groom-to-be’s personal preference, which is always the number one priority in finding the perfect men’s wedding band.
Getting the balance right, means you have to be careful not to overdo it. Though it may, at first, seem like you need various jewellery creations for the day, you may find that with a detailed dress, your wedding rings and classic Shimansky Diamond Stud Earrings are sufficient. However, if you select a dress with minimal detail, you may find that a statement necklace or earrings are just what the dress needs to complete it.
It is important to be comfortable at your wedding, so if you are worried about a particular jewellery creation hooking onto the fabric of your dress, or if you think the pair of earrings you had in mind might be too heavy, it is best to go with your instinct. There are enough things to worry about at a wedding – your jewellery should not be one of them.
When purchasing jewellery for your wedding day, select items that you love, and would wear again. Every time you wear the earrings, bracelet or necklace you wore at your wedding, you will be reminded of how you felt on the day and you will be transported back to the special moment you are remembering. Jewellery is more than a fashion accessory; it is a symbolic creation that preserves the special moment upon which it was presented to, or worn by, its owner.