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WEDDING RING LOWDOWN With Tips, Of Course

Updated: February 13, 2017
by
LAURYN

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You could say I’m late on picking a wedding band but what the hell else is new?

To be honest I left the whole ring thing to the last-minute. Before leaving for Cabo, I ended up buying a “wedding band” at a drugstore as a place holder, & rocked it for 2 months! I figured it was time to put some effort into my wedding ring…

Thankfully, Jared the Galleria of Jewelry invited me to tour their store so I was able to get really hands on with the whole thing…and let’s face it, you guys know I love to get hands on.

After playing around and styling their wedding bands, I compiled three easy tips for the non-traditional bride, super simple & to the point.

Ready? K:

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3 NON-TRADITIONAL WEDDING BAND TIPS:

GET YOUR VIBE RIGHT:

Vibe is muy importante. Do you hear? Everyone is different. Your wedding band should reflect your style. For me, I feel like my engagement ring is VERY me so I don’t want to overwhelm it with too much for the wedding band.

In fact, I thought on very simple terms when picking the wedding band. Jared the Galleria of Jewelry had a million options, most of them being simple & very tasteful. I especially like the plain diamond band. CHIC.

MIX IT UP:

WHO CARES ABOUT MATCHING? I’m not a matchy-matchy person. Like the whole “all gold everything” is out. Mix it up.

If your husband has a gold ring, you can totally do a platinum moment. Mix a braided band with a simple diamond band. Get crazy. AGAIN, do you. Let the ring reflect your style & throw the “rules” out the window. Because who even created the rules? Let’s make our own rules.

DON’T FOLLOW THE TRENDS:

As always I’m about what looks good…ON YOU. EVERYONE is different. Don’t go for the trends, go for what looks good on you. When picking my engagement ring & wedding bands I actually paid a lot of attention to the shape of my finger.

I am a fan of going for shapes that flatter the finger. Personally I want my finger & hand to look longer so yes, I definitely pay attention to shapes of the stones/ring.

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The reason I like Jared the Galleria of Jewelry is because HELLO OPTIONS. They have variety: the vibe, the non-matchy matchy, & rings that flatter each individual’s finger. They just get it.

Anyway, Michael has 5 different rings for different occasions…so you could always go that route too. I feel like he needs guidance. If you’re married HELP PLEASE. He’s out of control really. Almost like Bridezilla but he’s married with 3249823 rings. It’s like he’s Sméagol ( Gollum ) from Lord of the Rings.

OK off to enjoy the rest of our weekend. We are having the most relaxing day reading, EATING ( gluten-free brownie cookies anyone? ), & spooning the dogs. Hope you’re all having a relaxing weekend.

Cheers!

x lauryn

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+ this post is in collaboration with Jared the Galleria of Jewelry. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  • Elle

    Hi Lauryn,
    Did you choose your engagement ring or did Michael choose it for you?

    • It was a joint effort! I knew the kind of shape I wanted but he surprised me with this gorgeous ring! xx

  • leslie

    loving the shorter hair! fun to mix things up

    • Thanks so much Leslie! xx

  • We got our rings from local jewelers in my husband’s hometown. I wanted something that no one else had & wanted to support local artists. I am so happy with the outcome, the rings are breathtaking!
    Kari
    http://sweetteasweetie.com/

    • Love that! Thanks babe! xx

  • What a stunning engagement ring! I’ve always preferred a simple but beautiful band, my husband chose something very similar for me from Diamond Heaven and I was thrilled haha.

  • tara whalen

    any recommendations on where to look for mens bands?