Jewellery blurb Catherine Bishop weds4Wedding Rings & Wedding Jewellery
in Bristol, Somerset & Wiltshire

Once all the excitement of the day is over, there’s one part of your wedding which will stay with you every day of your married life, your wedding ring.
No other piece of jewellery will ever match it in significance, so it’s important to choose a ring that suits your individuality and your lifestyle.
Wedding rings come in a vast array of styles, metals and settings and, of course, prices vary.

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So where do we start?

  • Start shopping for your ring or rings around three months before the big day. That will give your jeweller enough time to ensure he can supply the perfect fit in your chosen style.
  • Your ring should last a lifetime and may even be handed down as a family heirloom, so it should be robust enough to stand everyday wear and the test of time. It’s worth buying the best quality ring you
    can afford.
  • The metal you choose will affect the cost. Currently the most popular choice is platinum, which is heavier and more durable than gold, but also correspondingly expensive. White gold (often combined with platinum) has the same look at a more affordable price, while the more traditional yellow gold is actually making a big comeback.
  • Gold comes in different purities and is classified in carats. The higher the carat, the more gold it contains, but 24ct – or pure gold – is so soft it is rarely suitable for everyday wear and tear. Wedding rings are usually between 9 and 18 carats.
  • Don’t forget your wedding ring will usually be worn with your engagement ring, so it has to sit well with it. Shaped wedding rings to fit around the engagement ring, often diamond set, are currently in great demand.
  • If you are both having wedding rings, remember they don’t have to be the same shape and style – and while there’s no harm in being innovative and individual, be a little wary of high fashion rings which may date easily. Your wedding ring should be as beautiful and precious to you on your Diamond Anniversary as it is on your wedding day.
  • Decide on a budget and stick to it and finally, get your wedding ring insured – one in four people lose theirs before their fifth anniversary.


20-22 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TF
Tel: 01722 325907

With five exceptional stores, Allum & Sidaway extend a warm welcome and present an unforgettable experience in comfortable surroundings where you can view our impressive collection of engagement and wedding rings, as well as jewellery, watches and many fabulous brands. Bespoke commissions are also welcomed.