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I have a tattoo of my son’s feet on the back of my right calf. I love this tattoo because it reminds me of so many things: my son, obviously, but also of his early struggle (he spent a month in the NICU), and how tiny his feet once were. While this tattoo is perfect for me, tattoos aren’t for everybody—which is why the custom fingerprint wedding bands from Brent&Jess are genius. These rings are such a great option for anyone who loves the idea of permanently inking the fingerprints of the one they love on their own body… but aren’t so into that, really. Maybe you don’t want to ink the prints, but you’d totally wear them for your entire married life.
Diving into the world of wedding band shopping can be scary. What really matters? What doesn’t? With that in mind, we came up with tips for wedding band shopping—and ideas for how Brent&Jess can help you get the wedding bands you’ve been looking for.
you should set a budget early
Generally speaking, you’ll want to spend 3 percent to 5 percent of your wedding budget on rings. Obviously the real dollar amount will vary as wedding budgets do—that’s fine. Luckily, really great rings don’t have to cost as much as you might think. For example, Brent&Jess’s narrow women’s bands (2.5 mm wide) begin at $195, and the price goes up if you want a gold or platinum band instead.
get a ring that feels like you
When it comes to picking out wedding bands, your lifestyle is way more important than you might realize. If you’re the type of person who is forever knocking into things, you might want to spring for a hard metal. If you tend to lose things, you should probably consider going with a lower dollar ring, just in case you need to replace it. Likewise, you don’t want to spring for a band just because it’s pretty—you should get one that feels comfortable on your finger and is aesthetically pleasing (like this olive branch ring for $245).
think about the future
I’m all in for trends, but when it comes to a wedding band, I encourage you to think long term. Wedding trends come and go (oh boy, do they ever), but a timeless wedding band is forever in style. Plus, if you opt for a fingerprint wedding band, you’ll always carry one another with you (which is way better than falling in line with a trend because the Internet says to, right?). As Brent&Jess explain:
We don’t offer rings that won’t hold up over time. You may love the trend of the halo ring, but they are cocktail rings that will lose stones and break if worn every day. We make rings that are practical to wear every day.
it’s okay if ethics matter
Shopping around for ethically sourced wedding bands can give you a headache most of the time, but Brent&Jess make it easy with their line of custom organic fingerprint rings. On that note, if supporting small businesses gives you a high, you can trust that you’re absolutely doing so when you get your own Brent&Jess band, since they’re one hundred percent family-owned business that puts customers at the very, very forefront.
matched sets are super adorable (if they’re your thing)
One of the things I love most about Brent&Jess is that they offer so many matched set options: I think there’s something impossibly romantic about wedding bands that go together. That doesn’t mean that unmatched rings are any lesser, but if matching bands are your thing, these guys are the best. Of course, if you’re sitting there scheming up a custom ring design, Brent&Jess can handle that, too:
No two rings are alike in detail and design. We have to confirm and double-check every detail to be sure we deliver the ring they had in mind. We create beautiful custom work that is made by hand, and also have customer service that is rarely seen these days.
Whether you’re looking for something for your wedding, a special event, or to remember a loved one, Brent&Jess have wedding bands, engagement rings (including gemstone options), childhood inspirations, and memorial items you’ll treasure.
Get in touch to find out more about snagging the best wedding band for you!