Selecting and purchasing your wedding band is an important component to add to the already hectic schedule of planning a wedding. We are here to help you get the timing just right! There are multiple factors to consider when it comes to ensuring you will have the perfect band by your wedding day. Our experts at Lenox Jewelers have put together a guide to help you decide how much time you will need to pick, customize, and receive your dream ring before you and your partner meet at the altar.
Select a Style
The first, and maybe the most important step, is deciding what you want your wedding band to look like. You will need to decide on the following:
- The type of metal
- The type of finish
- Whether or not you want the ring to be inlaid with diamonds or gemstones
- If you would like gemstones, the type of setting you want them to be in (pavé, prong, channel, etc)
- Whether or not you want the ring to have metalwork detail and what kind
Sometimes the right ring for you, with all of its qualities, will occur to you when you see it. But for those who like to have a game plan, it is helpful to know your preferences going into the ring selection process.
Decide on Custom Details
If you want to add specific elements to your ring that make it more personalized, or if you want to completely custom design a ring from scratch, you will need to make sure there is plenty of time before the wedding to make this possible.
Different elements of customization may take longer than others for your jeweler to accomplish. For instance, a simple engraving can be done in as quickly as an hour, while mounting gemstones or polishing the metal can take weeks. Communicate openly with your jeweler about the amount of time they will need to execute your custom ring to the best of their ability.
Allow for Shipping/Production Time
Whether you are ordering a designer ring or having one custom produced, you must always account for the time it will take the ring to get to you. This is an element of the ring buying process that can easily be overlooked. It is rare that you will be able to walk into a store and find a ring that fits and matches the aesthetic you are looking for.
Ask your jeweler about production and shipping times so that you can be sure you will have the ring in hand before the wedding day. You may even want to add on a week or two for cushion in case something does not go to plan.
Get the Perfect Fit
Once your ring arrives, there is one more thing you need to make sure of: the fit. Depending on the type of metal, the details on the ring, and the jeweler you are working with, getting a ring resized can take anywhere from hours to weeks.
When deciding on a ring and a jeweler, you will need to ask your jeweler about resizing time and add that to the total amount of time it will take to have your ring ready for the big day.
Shop Designer Wedding Bands at Lenox Jewelers
Let us at Lenox Jewelers guide you through the process of selecting and customizing your ideal wedding band. Family owned and operated since our inception in 1936, we serve the community from our Fairfield jewelry store with unparalleled customer service and an extensive selection of designer jewelry by top brands from around the world.
Our team of highly experienced professionals is prepared to help you find the perfect piece that you will adore. Request an appointment to meet with us in our showroom or browse our inventory online today.