Wedding Rings

Couples Buying Guide

Wedding Rings at Deacons

Welcome to our wedding rings guide, the ultimate resource for couples who are searching for the perfect wedding rings for their big day. Wedding rings are a symbol of love and commitment that you will wear for a lifetime, so it's important to choose rings that suit your individual style and budget. In this guide, we will walk you through everything you need to know about choosing the perfect wedding rings, from understanding the different types of metals and gemstones, to selecting the right ring size and style. Whether you're looking for classic and timeless rings or something more unique and modern, Deacons have you covered.

Choose your Ring Style

Plain Wedding Rings

Plain wedding rings are simple and elegant, perfect for couples who appreciate a minimalist aesthetic. These timeless rings come in a variety of metals, widths, and finishes to suit any taste and budget.

Shaped Wedding Rings

Shaped wedding rings offer a unique twist on traditional wedding bands, with curved or contoured designs that fit perfectly around an engagement ring. These versatile rings can be customised to suit any style.

Diamond Set

Our diamond set wedding rings come in a range of designs, from classic to contemporary, and feature beautiful diamonds or gemstones set in precious metals for a luxurious finish.

Choose Your Metal

Choosing the right metal for your wedding ring is crucial, as it can affect the ring's durability, color, and overall style. Popular options include traditional yellow gold, contemporary platinum, and more modern rose gold. Each has its own unique characteristics. Consider your lifestyle, skin tone, and personal preference when selecting the metal for your wedding ring. It is usual for the metal colour to match the egagement ring.

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Choose Your Profile

Choosing a wedding ring profile is an important decision that can impact the comfort and style of your ring. From classic court profiles to modern flat or D-shaped designs, there are many options to choose from. Consider your personal style, finger shape, and comfort level when making your selection. Like metal colour, it is usual for the profile to match the engagement ring.

D Court Profile

A D-court profile wedding ring features a rounded outer surface and a curved inner surface, providing a comfortable fit and a traditional look.

Flat Court Profile

A flat court profile wedding ring features a flat outer surface and a rounded inner surface, creating a contemporary yet comfortable design.

Flat Profile

A flat profile wedding ring features a flat outer surface and edges, providing a minimalistic and modern design.

D Shape Profile

A D shape profile wedding ring features a flat inner surface and a curved outer surface, giving a comfortable fit and a classic, elegant look.

Bevelled Profile

A bevelled profile wedding ring features angled edges that slope down to the center of the ring, creating a modern and stylish design.

Full Court / Comfort

A full court profile wedding ring features a rounded outer surface and a curved inner surface, offering maximum comfort and a classic, traditional look.

Choose Your Width

Wedding ring widths range from slim and delicate to bold and substantial, allowing you to choose a ring that complements your personal style and finger size. The width of your wedding ring can impact its overall look and feel, so it's important to consider your preferences and comfort level when making your selection.

Optional Extras

Finishing Touches

Finishing touches can add a complimentary look to your wedding ring design including surface patterns such as brushed and matte finishes.

Personalised Engraving

Some designs are perfect for adding an engraved message, date, name or place to make it extra special and sentimental.

Wedding Ring FAQs

Wedding rings are a symbol of love and commitment between two people. As such, choosing the right ring can be a daunting task. In this FAQ guide, we'll answer some of the most common questions about wedding rings and help you make an informed decision.

The tradition of exchanging wedding rings dates back thousands of years to ancient Egypt, where the circle was a symbol of eternity and the opening in the center represented a gateway to the unknown.

The Romans also adopted the practice of wearing wedding rings, which were typically made of iron and symbolised strength and permanence. In the Middle Ages, wedding rings became more ornate and were often embellished with precious stones.

Today, wedding rings are a universal symbol of love and commitment, and are typically made of precious metals like gold, platinum, and silver. While the styles and materials may have changed over time, the sentiment behind the wedding ring remains constant.

The terms "wedding ring" and "wedding band" are often used interchangeably, but there is a subtle difference between the two. A wedding band typically refers to a simple, plain ring without any stones or other embellishments, while a wedding ring may include additional decorative elements like diamonds or gemstones. However, in modern usage, the two terms are often used to refer to any ring exchanged between partners during a wedding ceremony to symbolise their love and commitment to each other.

Matching the metal of your wedding ring with your engagement ring is a matter of personal preference, but it's not necessary. You can choose a different metal for your wedding ring that complements your engagement ring, or mix and match different metals for a unique look. 18ct Rose or Yellow Gold can have a slightly different colour to 9ct Rose or Yellow though. It's worth a trip to our store in Swindon to have a look at our current samples to see what looks best with your engagement ring.

It's not necessary to match the profile of your wedding ring with your engagement ring, but you may want to consider how they will look together on your finger. If your engagement ring has a high profile or a unique shape, you may want to choose a wedding ring that complements it or sits flush against it for a comfortable fit. Ultimately, the choice is up to you and your personal style preferences. Visit to our showroom to try on some wedding rings styles to see which ones look best with your engagement ring.