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Wedding Ring Buyer’s Guide

From matching your engagement ring to finding a stand out style on budget: here's your ultimate guide to finding the best wedding rings for you. Learn the difference between wedding ring styles and profiles to find your perfect fit.

1. Set A Budget

A wedding is typically a costly event - so think carefully about how much of your wedding day budget you'll dedicate to the rings. Remember, your wedding rings will last a lifetime, so it's important to create something you'll cherish. A plain, thin wedding ring starts at a little over £300, while a diamond band will see prices upward of £1,200 depending on width of the band.

2. Browse Wedding Ring Styles & Metals

From thin to thick, diamond to plain, or something totally bespoke. Decide the ring style and metal that suits you - perhaps something to match your partner? Or designed to enhance your engagement ring? Take a look at simple, diamond and shaped wedding rings to find your style.

3. Decide Profile Style

Plain wedding rings can be crafted in a number of profile styles. Familiarise yourself with the 4 key styles: Court, Domed, D Shape and Flat Court. The profile of your ring will affect both aesthetics and comfort - and while we always craft rings for comfort, you may find certain styles work better for you.

Court Shape

A rounded surface both inside and out of the band creates a soft-edged look and a comfortable fit: the most classic choice.

Domed Court

A rounded outer surface, with the edges and inside rounded to a lesser degree, for a comfortable fit and seamless look.

D Shape

An exaggerated rounded outer surface with a flat inner band provides a simple and traditional aesthetic with slightly crisper looking edges than the classic Court Shape.

Flat Court

A domed inner band, with a flat outer surface (reserve of the D Shape). This gives a super sleek, simple and contemporary aesthetic, particularly attractive for wedding rings worn singularly.

4. Choose Diamond Setting Style

For diamond wedding rings, consider the setting style you'd like, which can totally transform the finished look. Most people opt to match the setting style of their engagement ring, while others love the look of a mixed ring stack. Browse scallop, pavé, diamond and flush settings to find your style.


Scallop edged metal work exposes the sides of the diamonds encouraging light to enter each stone and produce intense sparkle. A favourite in contemporary classic style.


Diamonds alternated with small ball claws used to keep the diamonds in place, and edged with a refined strip of metal either side give a vintage look.


Diamonds are set closely together and secured by the outer metal work of either side of the band. This style looks particularly good with princess cut and emerald cut diamonds as the straight edges sit totally flush.


Each diamond sits flush within the metal, without claws. Instead, the metal work is pushed up and over the edge of each diamond to keep it secure, for an ultra modern look.

5. Personalise With An Engraving

Most couples choose to add an extra personal touch with an engraving. An engraving costs £75 per ring, and can typically contain up to 25 characters - whether that be your wedding date, your partner's initials or even something secret to make them smile on your big day.


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Wedding Ring Guide

What do 'wedfit' and 'wedfriendly' mean?

Engagement rings can be designed to be wedfit or wedfriendly. A wedfit engagement ring with sit perfectly flush alongside a wedding ring, while a wedfriendly design will fit comfortably next to a wedding ring - but not totally flush. Some engagement rings are neither wedfit or wedfriendly, so may require a shaped wedding ring or a bespoke wedding ring.

Wedding Ring Guide

What is a bridal set, and should I propose with one?

A bridal set refers to a complete engagement ring and wedding ring set. Most people choose to propose with just the engagement ring, then create their wedding rings together at a later date. Couples who reach a mutual decision to get married sometimes choose to create a bridal set, meaning they design or choose the engagement ring and wedding rings together - it's a totally personal choice!

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