I carry a comprehensive range of all types of wedding rings.
I use platinum, 18ct white gold, 18ct yellow gold , 18ct rose
gold and paladium. The two most traditional styles of wedding
rings are the court shape and the D shape. Both of these styles
of wedding ring come in 2 different weights, light and heavy.
The other main styles of wedding ring are the reverse D, the
tube shape and the ‘loaf’ shape (this shape of wedding
band is similar to most shanks on the engagement ring hence its
popularity). Paladium is becoming a more popular metal for wedding
rings however the most popular metals remain platinum and gold.
The difference between white gold and platinum wedding rings is
twofold. Firstly platinum is more expensive than either 18ct or
9ct white gold and secondly gold is yellow. White gold has a variety
of other metals to make it ‘white’ but is polished
and then plated in rhodium.
The rhodium plating wears away fairly rapidly which is why white
gold wedding rings look more tired than platinum wedding rings
once they have been worn for a while. Wedding rings for women
normally start at a width of 2mm and go up to 4mm. In certain
cases they go wider but the norm is between 2mm and 3.5mm. Wedding
rings for men tend to start at a width of 3.5mm to 6mm.