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Many engagement rings don’t sit comfortably with a straight wedding ring. It’s not something you think about when you buy an engagement ring but when it comes to finding a wedding ring to put next to it you might find that a straight band is not going to work.
A fitted wedding ring (also known as a shaped to fit wedding ring or a shaped wedding ring) is designed to follow the shape of your engagement ring, swerving around any protrusions, eliminating gaps between the two rings. With no gaps between the shaped wedding ring and the engagement ring, the overall effect is more elegant and more comfortable. Another advantage is that because the scope for movement is limited, friction is reduced This results in less wear-and-tear to both rings.
We can make any of our usual wedding ring styles in a fitted version. Sometimes fitted rings are perfectly plain, but if you wish we can set diamonds, inlay different metals or apply interesting textures, just as we do with straight wedding rings.
Where shaped wedding rings are set with diamonds there is the added benefit that because the two rings are interlocked and cannot move independently, the stones stay correctly aligned with those in the engagement ring.
When we are making a fitted wedding ring we will need to borrow the engagement ring for a short time so we can refer to it during the making process.
Unlike many jewellers, we don’t carve a wax model and then cast it. – Our shaped to fit wedding rings are truly hand-made, and we work directly in the metal – platinum, palladium or gold. The process starts with us making a wide plain wedding band in the correct finger-size. The goldsmith then cuts away metal on one side so that the client’s engagement ring sits perfectly alongside it. This leaves us with a shaped wedding band that fits perfectly, and is flat on the other side.
We can leave the ring like this or alternatively, we can cut the other side to follow the same curve. We then file the surfaces to match the profile of the engagement ring. This is a highly skilled and very accurate process, which results in a perfect fit.
Once we have fitted the wedding ring it is hallmarked, and we no longer need the engagement ring.
Fitted wedding rings do not have to be plain. We can make a fitted version of any of our styles of wedding ring. For example, it could be set with diamonds, have another metal inlaid. A platinum ring may have inlaid stripes of gold, or vice-versa. Some fitted wedding rings have both stripes and diamonds!
Whilst we have the engagement ring it is fully covered by our insurance until the client has it back, and we give it a professional clean and polish before we return it.
Contact us today for more information, or to arrange a free design-consultation to discuss fitted wedding rings with one of our goldsmiths.
Tel: 01903 207944