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Wedding Band Buying Guide

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Wedding Band Buying Guide

Mar 15, 2023


Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Shopping for a wedding ring can be a fun and exciting experience. As the most reputable family-owned jewelry store throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry stores have more than 40 years assisting couples in the selection of their most treasured and most worn jewelry item, wedding rings for women and wedding bands for men. We know that selection can be challenging and we also know that finding a trusted professional is a critical decision. We take our professional responsibility very seriously to search the world’s cutting centers for the most brilliant diamonds and fine jewelry for women and men at the very best values.

What is a Wedding Ring?

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A wedding ring is a ring that is traditionally worn by married individuals as a symbol of their commitment and love for each other. It is often exchanged during the wedding ceremony and is typically made of precious metals such as gold, silver, or platinum. The style of wedding rings can vary greatly and are a great way to incorporate personal style. Some rings are simple in design and feature an unadorned band, while other styles of wedding rings may be embellished with diamonds or other precious stones. A wedding ring features diamonds or gemstones, while a wedding band typically is a more simple ring style made of metal and lacking adornment; however, the terms are commonly used interchangeably. The circular shape of wedding rings are said to symbolize eternity and the unbroken bond between the couple.

When to Shop for a Wedding Band

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If you are planning to get married, it is best to start shopping for a wedding band several months before the wedding date. Ideally, you should begin looking for wedding bands at least three to four months before the wedding day. The reason for this is that you will need to take the time to browse different styles and designs, try on various sizes, and find a wedding band that fits your personal taste and budget. By starting the shopping process early, you will have plenty of time to find the right wedding band and make any necessary arrangements to ensure it is ready for your big day.

How to Shop for a Wedding Band

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Shopping for a wedding band can be a fun and exciting experience. Here are some steps to follow:

  1. Set a budget: Determine how much you want to spend on the wedding band. This will help you narrow down your options and make sure you stay within your budget.
  2. Choose a metal: Wedding bands come in a variety of metals, including gold, platinum, silver, and titanium. Consider which metal you prefer and which will complement your engagement ring, if you have one.
  3. Decide on the style: Wedding bands come in a range of styles, from simple and classic to more ornate designs. Think about your personal style and which style of wedding band you will be most comfortable wearing every day.
  4. Determine the size: Make sure you know your ring size before you start shopping. You can either visit a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store near you to get sized or use our online ring sizing guide.
  5. Consider customization: If you can't find a wedding band that you love, consider customizing one. With over 40 years in the fine jewelry business, we are pleased to host to a variety of professions who are experts in their fields of fine jewelry design, customization and styling. Learn more about our custom jewelry capabilities with our Lee Michaels Manufacturing Facility.

Wedding Bands for Her

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A women's wedding band is a ring that is traditionally worn on the fourth finger of the left hand as a symbol of a woman's commitment to her spouse in marriage and is typically exchanged during the wedding ceremony along with the man's wedding band. The style and design of a women's wedding band can vary widely, ranging from simple and understated to more elaborate and ornate. Selecting a wedding band that mirrors her style is the fun part. Does she like a simple diamond design? Do you think she would like a pop of color in a special gemstone, such as an emerald, ruby or sapphire to represent the month of a significant milestone in your relationship? Whatever her preference, Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry stores have a large selection of wedding rings for women that beautifully coordinate with her engagement ring, and also have beauty enough on their own to radiate the spark of your relationship on days when she wants to only wear the band.

Wedding Bands for Him

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A man's wedding ring is a type of ring that is traditionally worn by a man to signify that he is married. It is usually a band made of metal, such as gold, silver, or platinum, and is typically worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, exchanged during the wedding ceremony along with the bride's wedding band. Like a woman's wedding ring, a wedding rings for men can come in a variety of styles and designs. Some popular options include plain bands, bands with diamond or gemstone accents, and bands with intricate designs or engravings. Classic and traditional, subtle designs of texture, hammered or smooth finishes, inlays or linked and rope design, Lee Michaels has a large selection of men's wedding bands. Select a ring that matches his personality.

Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry stores demonstrates our commitment to you through our professional and gemological credentials, superior service, quality, and value. We appreciate our customers including us in their most joyous life events. We are honored to be part of such brilliant experiences. Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry stores and is the premiere wedding band shopping location. Shop online with complimentary shipping or visit a store near you in New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Shreveport, Louisiana; Lafayette, Louisiana; San Antonio, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Frequently asked questions about Wedding Bands

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Remember to take your time and enjoy the process of shopping for your wedding band. This is a piece of jewelry that you will wear every day, so make sure you choose something that you love and will cherish for years to come.

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