Mann's Jewelers Offers Tips for Choosing a Wedding Band

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With peak wedding season approaching, Mann’s Jewelers, upstate N.Y.’s leading jewelry store since 1922, offers tips for choosing a wedding band.

“There are so many beautiful, affordable wedding rings that fit everyone’s tastes and lifestyles,” said Sondra McFarlane, director of marketing at Mann's Jewelers. “We strive to make choosing wedding bands and bridal jewelry a very personal experience."

Wedding bands are an integral part of a wedding or commitment ceremony but, surprisingly, they are often the last thing couples purchase when planning their big day. Since the wedding band will be worn long past when the flowers wilt, the gifts are put away, and the limo is returned, it is important to consider the kind of ring couples want to symbolize their life-long love and commitment.

With peak wedding season approaching, Mann's Jewelers, upstate N.Y.’s leading jewelry store since 1922, offers the following tips:

  •     Personal style is key: Are you someone who is always up to date with the latest fashion trends? Or do you prefer a hand-crafted, artisan look? Whatever your personal style, honor it and choose a band so that 50 years down the road, you will still love it for not just what it represents but also for what is says about you.
  •     Spin the metal wheel: Although gold is always a popular choice, other metals deserve consideration, too. Titanium and platinum are fashion-forward metals and come in a variety of beautiful, affordable styles. Silver has an artful feel and can be less expensive than other metals. It is also durable and holds a good polish. Consider mixing metals to showcase a unique look.
  •     Add a little or a lot of bling: Make your ring look as simple or opulent as you would like by adding diamonds or other stones such as sapphires or rubies to the band. Another idea is to use colored or unpolished diamonds for a completely different look. A new trend is for a bride to forgo a diamond engagement ring altogether to have a band that fulfills both purposes. If you do not want sparkle now, wait and add a diamond anniversary band down-the-road.
  •     To match or not to match: Many people will choose matching bands if their personal styles are similar. You can even purchase wedding band sets. The band should always complement the bride-to-be’s engagement ring which may narrow the options for matching rings. You can always find some common ground by selecting the same metal or the same number of stones.
  •     Comfort and lifestyle: For her, this may mean selecting a band that accommodates her engagement ring. For him and her, it may mean choosing something that fits one’s lifestyle. For instance, a woven or patterned design could be damaged easily if the bride or groom works with their hands a lot or is involved in sports.
  •     Make it meaningful: Talk to your jeweler about ways to personalize your bands. For instance, consider adding the date of the wedding, a personal message or a short excerpt from a special poem. An engraving such as this will mean something forever.

“There are so many beautiful, affordable wedding rings that fit everyone’s tastes and lifestyles,” said Sondra McFarlane, director of marketing at Mann's Jewelers. “At Mann's, we strive to make choosing wedding bands and bridal jewelry a very personal, easy and fun experience.”

For more information and a full selection of affordable, stylish rings, visit http://www.mannsjewelers.com or call 1-800-828-6234 or 585-271-4000.

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Sondra McFarlane
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