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18ct Gold is the traditional material for wedding rings and is 75% pure Gold; 9ct Gold is ideal for those on a budget and is 37.5% pure Gold. Yellow is the natural golour of gold, and requires little attention apart from cleaning and polishing. White Gold is an alloy that makes Gold as close to white as possible, and is then plated with a white metal such as Rhodium. This coating will wear off over time and as a result, the ring will require re-coating every 3-5 years depending on the amount of wear. Platinum is the ideal metal for those who are considering 18ct white gold - it is a bit more expensive, however it is not plated and as a result a quick polish every so often is all that is required to help maintain it's lustrous shine.
The shape of the ring's cross-section. Court-style rings feature a curved inside, which makes them easier to get on and off. D-shape and flat feature a flat surface on the inside; they may fit slightly better with some rings, however they are certainly not as comfortable to wear.
The weight of the ring is a reference to the shank's thickness. Medium weight is the norm and will provide a good, solid ring. Heavy weight is ideal for people with particularly large hands, and results in a thicker shank (which will often push in to the adjoining fingers on smaller hands). If you aren't sure, Medium Weight is often better.
How wide the shank is, in Milimetres. For ladies, we typically recommend from 3mm to around 5mm; men from 4mm to 7mm.
This is the finger size required - if you don't know your finger size, we recommend either getting it sized at your local jewellers, or ordering a finger-gauge so you can measure it at home.