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Choosing Your Wedding Rings

Posted on April 16th, 2021


Weddings are back and we are so excited! It has been so refreshing to see a flurry of bride and grooms popping into store since reopening and hearing about their wedding plans. For some, planning their wedding has been more stressful than they could ever have imagined and are waiting patiently for their new wedding dates to arrive. For others their wedding planning journey is only just beginning!

Venues are starting to reopen and the number of guests you can have at your wedding is slowly increasing; we are so looking forward to seeing your wedding photos and hearing how wonderful your special day was. Weddings have always been magical, and we don’t know about you, but we think weddings have become even more special and momentous!

So, to celebrate so many up and coming wedding plans and to help you along the way we’ve put together this blog on everything you need to know about choosing your wedding rings! After all, your wedding rings will forever be the symbol of the commitment you made to one another long after your special day turns to happy memories.


Ordering Times

Before we get to the exciting part, the burning question we always get asked is how long do wedding rings take to arrive once ordered. Each of the beautiful wedding rings we order are specially made with love for you! These rings are handcrafted so we’ll always recommend allowing 4-6 weeks from date of ordering before they are back in store ready for you to collect. If your wedding is less than 6 weeks away, don’t panic! We do have ring options available to order and purchase that can be with us sooner, just ensure our team are aware of your wedding date on your visit.


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The First Rule is... There are no Rules

The first thing to remember is there are no rules when choosing your wedding ring. Gone are the days of having to match your ring with your partners. Everyone has their own metal preference, choice of style and colour choice and we think this should to be embraced. After all, this ring is one that you’ll want to wear for the rest of your life so it is important that you love it! To find out more about choosing your metal, read our handy guide.


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It's All About You!

Not only do you want to find the ring you love, you also want to consider your lifestyle when choosing so you can enjoy wearing your ring with comfort. You may be looking for a metal that is more scratch resistant or perhaps a diamond ring that isn’t claw set. Speak to our team about any thoughts you have and we can help advise on the metal type best suited to your lifestyle.

Both your wedding and engagement ring signify a special moment in your life. You’ll want to be mindful to pick a wedding ring that complements your engagement ring but if you’re thinking of wearing your wedding ring solo, you’ll want to consider a ring that looks beautiful on its own too!

Make Your Ring Sparkle

Are you thinking of choosing a sparkling diamond band? If so, we’d recommend considering the 5C’s. You can find out more about these by reading this guide.



Our Shape to Fit and Bespoke Options

Maybe you have an unusual shaped engagement ring? Not a problem, our team can help you find the perfect fit. We do have a limited number of shape to fit rings in store or alternatively our shape to fit service will mean you can still have a perfectly fitted wedding ring made bespoke for you!  How lovely is that!

Talking of bespoke… if you have a wonderful dream ring in mind but you simply can’t find what you’re looking for, you also can have your wedding ring made using our bespoke design service. Imagine the excitement of seeing your dream ring become a reality!

You may be hoping to incorporate a sentimental piece of jewellery into your wedding ring such as a grandparent’s ring and you’ll be pleased to know this is all possible. We’ve seen customers having their wedding ring made from their grandparent’s gold or even incorporating some of their loved ones diamonds and gemstones into their own style. On the flip side, we’ve seen bride and grooms simply have their parents or relatives own wedding ring restored and resized to fit them perfectly. We absolutely love the idea behind turning your beautiful wedding ring into something that’s all the more special with a sentimental touch celebrating your legacy.

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Add The Personal Touch For Free*

You may like to consider adding the ultimate personal touch… an engraving on the inside of your band! With the majority of our wedding rings, this is available at no additional charge.* This could be your wedding date, your partners name, song title, a short phrase  or even your pet names for one another!


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Find The One in A Different Metal Type

Don’t be afraid to ask! Pretty much all of the wedding rings we have in store are available in whichever metal type you’d like! So just because you see a ring in white gold, but you’ve always dreamt of yellow gold doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Our team will be able to obtain a quote for you in your preferred metal type.

Our Top Tip!

Our top tip when choosing wedding rings would be to try them on! This will give you the best idea of what rings and styles you prefer as well as being able to imagine wearing this ring for the rest of your life. We have UV Jewellery cleaners in store to fully sanitise our jewellery so you can still enjoy trying on the styles you love knowing it is still safe to do so!


Appointment or Not

If you’d prefer to book an appointment with one of our team in store then please message, email or call us to book! This is not essential, however, if you’d prefer to just pop in when you’re passing, that’s fine too!

At Drakes, we are proud to offer 0% interest free credit payment options. To find out more, read our info here or ask one of our team in store. If 0% interest free is not for you, then we also offer a deposit scheme whereby you can make multiple payments towards your ring and once the balance is fully paid, the ring is yours to collect. Details on this can also be found via the link above.

We also offer Jewellery insurance in store* so you can protect your treasured ring long after you have left the store. This is provided via T H March, our trusted insurance brokers who have been protecting Jewellery since 1887. Find out more about our Jewellery Insurance here.


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We cannot wait to welcome you into store soon and hear all about your wedding plans!