26Aug

Tying the Knot

A wedding is a one of the most important events in an individual’s life and generally it only happens once. Everything that happens on that day is a cause for concern, from the attires, venue, the theme, the band, the cake, the seating arrangement, the caterers, the guest list and even the wedding ring, everything becomes a singular priority. As far as the attire goes, it has to not only match the theme and jewellery but also the decor. The cake supplier and the caterers on the other hand must at least have a proven track record with previous occasions and if you are planning to have a band – jazz always works.

If we were to take a step back and look at the entire event, not even one of the elements mentioned above is as sacred as the wedding ring! The epitome of the event is when that piece of jewellery is worn by the bride and groom and they are proclaimed ‘man and wife’ – they have tied the knot!

Selecting a wedding band has more to it than most people think and it should be so as the wedding memories fade, the ring remains on your finger as a constant reminder of that beautiful day and you will be wearing that ring for the rest of you natural life. No matter what people say, if you need something to last as long as ever, it should be made of gold, gold does not tarnish over time and will retain that shine (provided it is at least 18 K gold or above, the lesser the karat the lesser the gold content and mixing gold with too much of another element – will cause the alloy to lose its shine as the other metals oxidize).

Choosing the gold ring is another aspect of the wedding that should be given much thought as it will remain in your hand for a long time and you would not want the piece to run out of fashion too fast and neither would you want it to be an uncomfortable piece. However, all this depends on your budget and the simple truth is wedding rings can be extremely affordable, if
you knew the essence of it. Wedding rings embedded with precious stones are not advisable due to the fact that it is not only expensive, but over the course of time you might lose a stone or two and replacing these stones or getting them refitted can prove to be a daunting task. Thus, the best way to go about it is to get a wedding band that is elegantly simple and made up of 18 – 22k gold that will not only cost much lesser, but would also maintain its shine basically forever.

Another option is to go for platinum (if you prefer ‘silverish’) and although it might be a bit pricey (but still cheaper than gold) it too behaves much like gold and does not lose its gleam or shine and will remain ‘loyal’ to your fingers. As for the groom, titanium would be a good option as it is not only cheaper than gold, but it also has a much more ‘manly’ nature to it. However, the most important thing to remember when you tie the knot is the vows that you make, it is much more important than any other factor of the wedding. The gold ring, the grandeur of the occasion and the well wishing guests will not be there when things will get tough and they will! As the old adage goes when the going gets tough, the tough gets going!