Are you in the market for a wedding band sometime soon for an upcoming wedding or a ceremony to renew your vows? Well, you should know that today's customers have many more choices than in the past. Wedding bands are now available in several alternative metals such as titanium, stainless steel, cobalt and tungsten carbide. Silicone bands are also available and popular, especially for athletes, hunters and outdoorsmen. Of course, the traditional gold and platinum bands will always be a favorite!
What should you buy and why?
While there are many price points, alternative metal bands can be less expensive than gold and platinum, which is a plus for your wallet. These metals are hard and do not scratch easily. But, there are some drawbacks to purchasing alternative metal wedding bands. They are not easily engraved. If your finger size changes, these alternative metals cannot be sized larger or smaller. You would have to order a new ring, which means the special sentiment attached to wearing the original ring is gone. If you injure your finger and it starts to swell, these bands cannot be "cut off" by a jeweler or at a hospital. They cannot be polished to "look like new" for a special anniversary.
At JR Dunn Jewelers, we always recommend white or yellow gold wedding bands to our customers. They can be sized if you experience a change in your finger size and can be removed if you injure your finger. The engraving inside your ring will be there for many years. If you choose to, you can wear the ring, placed on your finger by that special person on your wedding day for years and years to come.
If you desire more information or would like to see first hand some of your wedding band choices, please drop by our store in Morehead City and ask one
of our professional staff to assist you.