Welcome to The Wedding Band Shop wedding ring guide for 2023. Unsure what wedding ring best suits your finger or your personality or how much to spend on your wedding ring. We give you all our insights to help you choose the perfect wedding ring.

What Does A Wedding Ring Symbolise?

A wedding ring is more than just a piece of jewelry. It is a symbol of your promises to each other. It unites your lives and represents your commitment to one another. It is a reminder of your love for each other every time you look at it.

For many people, a wedding ring is a symbol of eternal love and commitment. It is a physical reminder of the vows you have made to each other on your wedding day and is worn as a constant reminder of those promises and it serves as a symbol of the couple’s commitment to each other.

Do His and Hers Wedding Rings Need to Match?

When it comes to wedding rings, there’s no hard and fast rule about whether or not his and hers need to match. Some couples prefer to have coordinating rings, while others like the idea of having two unique rings that reflect each person’s individual style. Ultimately, it’s up to you and your partner to decide what works best for you. Most women, if they wear an engagement ring, will have to choose a wedding ring that matches. This prerequisite constrains design and metal choice.

If you’re struggling to come to a decision, why not try shopping for rings together? That way, you can both take part in the process and make sure that you end up with rings that you both love. If you decide to go with two completely different rings, you can add a unifying message with an engraving on the inside of the bands. Our contemporary wedding ring range even offers laser engraving. Your are not limited to just cursive or times roman text. You can add any image to your wedding ring. Get creative and create something unique with sound waves or fingerprints.

What is The Best Wedding Ring for Women

When it comes to ladies wedding rings, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, your budget will likely be a big factor in what type of ring you can afford. Second, think about what style of ring you prefer. Do you want something simple and elegant, or something more ornate? Think about your lifestyle. A simple classic gold band might be a better match for a busy lifestyle than a diamond-set half eternity band, which would need to be treated with more care. Also, if you have an especially active life or work a physical job, you may decide not to wear your engagement ring all the time, so you would need to consider a wedding ring that looks great when worn on its own.

Diamond Wedding Ring
Diamond Wedding Ring

Lastly, consider what metal you would like your ring to be made from. Gold or platinum are always popular choices. The primary consideration for metal choice is whether of not you need to match an engagement ring. Ultimately, the best wedding ring for a woman is the one that she loves and feels good about wearing.

Wedding Rings For Men

When it comes to wedding rings, there is no one size fits all solution. The best wedding ring for men is the one that fits both his lifestyle and his budget. For example, a man who works with his hands all day long might prefer a more durable metal such as tungsten or titanium. On the other hand, a man who wants his ring to make a statement might choose a contemporary platinum wedding ring. Ultimately, the best wedding ring for a man is the one that he is comfortable with and can afford. Often, the tried and tested option is the best.

5mm Wide Classic Court Wedding Ring
5mm Wide Classic Court Wedding Ring

An enduring classic like a 5mm yellow gold comfort-fit wedding ring will certainly stand the test of time. Remember precious metals are expensive, so think 9k gold rather than 18k for a man’s ring. The lower gold content will have a big effect on the price of the ring and will not have any significant impact on appearance or durability of the ring. If you are set on a platinum band, ask about a platinum 600 ring instead of platinum 950.

What Are The Best Wedding Rings For Same-Sex Couples?

There’s no question that wedding rings are a symbol of love and commitment. But for same-sex couples, there’s an added layer of meaning. Wedding rings are a way to show the world that you’re in a committed, loving relationship – and that you’re proud of it.

Explore an array of different design choices with our contemporary wedding rings.
Contemporary Wedding Rings Offer Unlimited Design Options

Finally, don’t forget to have fun! Shopping for wedding rings should be a joyful experience. After all, you’re picking out a symbol of your love – something you’ll wear every day to remind you of the special bond you share with your partner. You are free from the constraints of having to match an engagement ring, so you can consider a much broader range of design choices. Our extensive range of contemporary wedding rings leave you plenty of scope to explore different design options. We have the largest selection of wedding rings in Ireland in store for you to try on, so you can play around with widths, textures and metal combinations.

What Are The Most Popular Metals for Wedding Rings?

The start of 2023 has seen strong demand for wedding rings in yellow gold. And why not, after all this traditional metal choice is the most enduring of precious metal for good reason. For both men and women, yellow gold wedding ring are really easy to maintain. Minor scratches can be easily polished out to maintain a high polish finish. Platinum has made a strong comeback as a white metal choice. It is naturally white so, in many ways, is superior to 18k white gold. Platinum has replaced palladium over the last couple of years. This trend is primarily driven by the significant increase in the price of palladium relative to platinum.

Traditional wedding rings
Traditional wedding rings

How Much Does a Wedding Ring Cost in Ireland?

Your wedding ring does not need to cost a fortune, For a budget savvy couple, a classic gold band for her and a indestructible titanium wedding band for him will cost under €400. Diamond wedding rings are popular in 2023 as an impressive companion to a diamond engagement ring. We try to keep the pricing for our diamond half eternity wedding rings under €1,000. With the uncertainty of Covid and the war in Ukraine, precious metal prices have been on a rocky road for the past few years. The good news for 2023 is that prices for gold, silver, platinum and palladium are all down year on year compared to February of 2022! Hopefully that price stability will continue as we go through 2023. You can keep the price of your wedding rings down by choosing 9k gold for his ring instead of 18k or platinum. Since mens’ rings are primarily sold on metal weight, you can make great savings by choosing a lower gold content.

Time Is Your Friend

The most important factor to consider when choosing wedding rings is time. The more time you have the better. If you leave too little time, you can be compromised onto choosing a ring not right for you, or you might have to pay extra to get a ring made in time. You should consider ordering your wedding rings three months before the wedding. The process of deciding on which ring you want can take time, so you should factor this into your timeline. And remember, you don’t need to pay in full when you order your wedding rings. You can pay a deposit and pay the balance when you pick up the rings before the wedding. We would always recommend making an appointment to view wedding rings, especially if you are planning on visiting on a busy Saturday.. We like to allocate an hour for your visit.