FAQs and expert advice about wedding & engagement rings

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Kent Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourkent.wedding


Diamond geezer

Diamond geezer

Q. We're having trouble settling on a pair of wedding rings that we both love and are beginning to feel the pressure. What would you recommend?

A. Lorraine Marsh says: More and more brides are opting for bespoke wedding bands rather than off-the-shelf pieces, so this would be a great choice for you. Carefully contoured wedding bands for example ensure that there's harmony in both engagement and wedding rings.

Plain bands are still popular amongst grooms but a growing number of gents are wondering whether they should look at something set with diamonds. The discreet addition of melee diamonds or more modern designs like a rubover or tension set featuring asscher, cushion, emerald or radiant cut diamonds are well worth a look. With bespoke design, you don't have to feel restricted by what's already out there.

Lorraine Marsh, The Diamond Setter


Sentimental journey

Sentimental journey

Q. We'd like our wedding bands to be particularly meaningful and personal. What can you suggest? 

A. Liam Wilde says: Firstly, if you opt for ready-made wedding bands, why not add some engraving to the inside – possibly your wedding date, or perhaps some words that hold particular meaning to you both? Alternatively, you have the option to design your own wedding rings together. This makes them unique and you can create matching his and hers designs, or have them different yet complementary. What's more, if you have an unusually shaped engagement ring, or one where a straight band won't fit snuggly against it, you could have a bespoke wedding band shaped to fit like a glove.

As a bespoke jeweller, we often melt down sentimental gold pieces and hand make one-off wedding rings for our couples. You can also choose for your gold to be melted and added to the inside of your bands, so that only you know it's there. Equally, if you have existing precious stones, you can also have them incorporated into the design. Options such as these breathe new life into sentimental jewellery and make your new items even more meaningful.

Liam Wilde, Martin Wilde Jewellery

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