How to choose the alliances for my wedding?

Do you want to know how to choose the alliances for your wedding? In this article we tell you. Do you need help or advice? Contact us.

When the time comes to buy the alliances for your wedding, doubts may arise: What do the alliances have to be like? What color and design do we choose? Do they have to be the same or can they be different? How to correctly choose the size? What material do we choose? And so, endless questions that we will help you answer. 

The alliances have a very important role on your wedding day and that is that they are the symbol of your union and your love. It is a jewel that you will always wear and that is why it is important that it represents you and that you choose it according to your own style and taste.

Today there is a wide variety of alliances in terms of styles, designs, materials, colors, cuts and sizes, it is essential that you choose them correctly. Next, we will leave you the best advice and tips so that they can help you when choosing your future alliances.

Set budget

The price range for wedding bands is almost as wide as the different models that exist. Therefore, it is important to set a budget and stick to it, just as we must do with the rest of the items that we pay related to the wedding. 

The price of the alliances will vary according to the material, quality, quantity, design and purity of the chosen mineral. We must not forget that another aspect that can increase the price of wedding rings is the brand we choose, because the more prestigious and well-known it is, the more expensive the wedding rings will be.

On the other hand, there are also grooms who like the idea of creating and designing their wedding rings from scratch from cast family jewels, this being a very original alternative with a lot of sentimental value.

Choosing the material of the alliances 

Once you have defined the budget that you want to allocate for your wedding rings, it is time to choose your material. 

As for materials, we can find wedding rings made of gold, silver, platinum, titanium, steel, zirconium, cobalt, carbon and ceramic. All of them differ in terms of their weight and resistance over the years. There are even couples who choose to mix two materials and/or two colors, thus creating combined pieces. 

Undoubtedly, the most common option chosen by couples is gold in its different shades: yellow, white or pink; and versions: 9, 14 or 18 carats, depending on the budget.

As for 24-carat gold, its use in wedding rings is not recommended since it is pure gold, which is very delicate. As far as possible, it is advisable to choose 18-karat gold for its resistance. 

Thus, among the recommended materials, the most resistant and durable are gold and platinum, although the latter is the heaviest. And for people with sensitive skin, we definitely recommend titanium as it is hypoallergenic, resistant and light. 

Choose the design of the alliances

When we talk about the design of the alliances, we talk specifically about its cut and shape. With the passage of time, its design has changed and evolved, we can find everything from smooth and simple classic wedding rings to more minimalist wedding rings, with reliefs, with details such as a brilliant or diamond and also with different finishes.

To choose the design correctly, you have to think about your tastes and personalities, if you want something more simple or daring and, whatever the chosen wedding rings are, that always represent you.

Most common shapes and models

As for its cut, we can find round and square wedding bands and others with a flat or rounded surface. The most common shapes and models can be summarized as follows: 

  • Half round wedding rings: they are the most traditional and classic wedding rings. They have a rounded shape, with a domed exterior and are the most used for their simplicity and comfort.
  • Flat wedding rings. They have a practically flat and uniform external shape, they are more modern than the half-round ones.
  • Almond-shaped wedding rings. They bulge both on the inside and on the outside, although to a lesser degree on the inside than the half-round ones.
  • Wedding rings with a triangular or trapezoidal cut. It is a modern and discreet piece that allows the wedding band to be stacked flush with the engagement ring.
  • Wavy wedding rings. Allows to adapt smoothly to the finger, giving the wedding ring greater comfort.
  • Concave wedding rings. For the most daring, they combine different colors and textures.

Same or different alliances

Another of the questions that many couples ask themselves is whether to choose the same or different alliances. This question will be easy to answer if you have difficulty deciding on a design or if you like different colors. Being so that, although traditionally they were identical, today, they do not necessarily have to be the same and it is enough that they are similar and complement each other.

Width and thickness

When choosing the design of the wedding rings, it is also important to take comfort into account, since these are directly affected by their width and thickness, since depending on these, they will have one weight or another.

Width or caliber of the alliance 

The width or gauge is the length from one end to the other of the ring surface. Depending on the design, we must choose a certain caliber. 

  • Thin wedding rings range from 1.5 mm to 2.5 mm thick and are easier to shape.
  • Standard wedding rings range from 3 mm to 5 mm and are more classic.
  • The thick wedding rings are from 6 mm, thus being more striking.


The thickness of the alliance corresponds to the height of the ring, that is, what will protrude from the finger and it is normal for it to measure between 1 mm and 2 mm. 

Finally, you must take into account that the width and thickness is proportional to the size of your hand and your fingers. 

Size or measurement of the alliance

The size of the alliance is very important since it must fit perfectly on your finger without being too tight or loose. You must turn it without much difficulty, being tight enough not to fall off.

To do this, you have to take into account that the size of the fingers varies depending on the time of year, the weather and even the time of day. You should also avoid buying wedding rings on very cold or hot days or just after exercising.

A good option is to test the rings at the same time of year that the wedding will take place or on days with similar temperatures. If this is not possible, we recommend you try them in the afternoon as your fingers are more dilated.

Finally, you need to be able to rotate the ring on your ring finger and be able to feel enough slack to bring the wedding band up to the bottom of your knuckle.

Engraving of wedding rings

Being able to engrave wedding rings is undoubtedly the perfect option to give your wedding rings your touch of personality and make them unique.

There are infinite options and couples choose from putting the date of the celebration, their names, their affectionate nickname, a drawing, a special phrase, or the heart rate, among others. 

Before customizing the alliance, it is important to know if the material allows it so that we avoid breaking it. 

Time with which to ask them

It is important to order your wedding rings well in advance and not leave them for the last minute as they are just as important as the rest of the details. The ideal is to order them at least 3 months in advance, especially if what you are looking for is a personalized and tailored model.


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