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Where do I wear my engagement ring during the ceremony?

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Q: Where do I wear my engagement ring during the ceremony?

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It’s during the ceremony, I recommend that you wear your engagement ring on your right hand. Or if it doesn’t fit, or you don’t want to do that, you can give it to someone trusted like your maid of honor, and she can give it back to you after the ceremony so you can add it to your stack.

I have a relative who wants me to wear a specific piece of jewelry on my wedding day that isn’t my style at all- what do I do?

Q: I have a relative who wants me to wear a specific piece of jewelry on my wedding day that isn’t my style at all- what do I do?

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Just say no nicely. So you’re being offered a piece of jewelry that is meaningful to the person who’s offering it, but might not be as meaningful to you. I have two ideas.

This one is tough, and while they think they’re being very sweet, they’re putting you in a tough situation.

As a people pleaser myself, I totally understand wanting to honor and be super supportive of family members who want to gift you things, especially family heirlooms. I think there’s also this layer of protection that we don’t have to feel pressured to do everything our family wants us to do.

What is the difference between white gold and platinum?

Q: What is the difference between white gold and platinum?

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It’s during the ceremony, I recommend that you wear your engagement ring on your right hand. Or if it doesn’t fit, or you don’t want to do that, you can give it to someone trusted like your maid of honor, and she can give it back to you after the ceremony so you can add it to your stack.

How do I keep the necklace clasp in the back throughout my wedding day?

Q: How do I keep the necklace clasp in the back throughout my wedding day?

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So how you keep your necklace and necklace clasp from making its way to the front on your wedding day is you use a touch of eyelash glue on the clasp, and you stick it to the back of your neck where you want it to rest. That way that little bit of tacky keeps it from spinning around and ruining your photos on your big day.

How soon before the wedding should I get my wedding bands?

Q: How soon before the wedding should I get my wedding bands?

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I recommend that you have the wedding bands ready to go at least one month before the day you say I do. If you’re doing custom designed bands, those can take anywhere from four to twelve weeks to create. Or if you’re purchasing something that’s ready made, sometimes there are shipping delays. You don’t want to wait till the last second in order to have those bands because they’re kind of a big deal on the big day.

People keep asking how many carats my ring is and it makes me uncomfortable. What can I say?

Q: People keep asking how many carats my ring is and it makes me uncomfortable. What can I say?

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So if you are one of the people that have been blessed with a gemstone or diamond on the larger size in your engagement ring, and a lot of people have been asking you how many carats is it? And you are just so over it, what I like to say is big enough? And hopefully they’ll just leave it at that and get the hint that you don’t want to talk about it.

Should I get an eternity band (stones all the way around the ring)?

Q: Should I get an eternity band (stones all the way around the ring)?

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I get this question all the time. So eternity bands are beautiful. You have diamonds covering every single inch of the band. But what people don’t realize is that when you don’t have just a plain space of metal, you can’t resize the ring. If you need to go up in size, you’re going to have to completely remake the ring. And that means taking all the stones out, melting down the gold, recasting it and resetting them, which is expensive. With eternity bands, you can size down slightly by adding little sizing beads to the inside. But if you’re getting an eternity band, you need to know this beforehand. So you can either save some money in case you need to be resized, or you’re not just upset that you didn’t know it when you made the purchase.

Should we wear our wedding rings on our honeymoon?

Q: Should we wear our wedding rings on our honeymoon?

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Please don’t take your rings on your honeymoon. Leave them at home in a safe. There are just so many things that can go wrong when you’re traveling with jewelry in general. It can make you a target. You could lose it in the ocean. I mean, there’s so many things that can happen, and it’s not worth it. Because this is such a sentimental piece that you all just got married with. I recommend just wearing a silicone band or getting a fake Cz Amazon replica and taking that instead. Because it’s just not worth losing it to have it with you for however long you’re gone.

What do couples forget to do before the wedding regarding their jewelry?

Q: What do couples forget to do before the wedding regarding their jewelry?

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Your jewelry is going to be in so many photos on your wedding day, especially if you do the detail photos in the flat. Lays you want to make sure that they are looking their best. You can get them cleaned professionally by a jeweler a few days before, or you can clean it yourself the morning of using dish soap, a toothbrush and some warm water. But after you clean it, make sure you don’t wear it while you’re getting your hair done or getting your makeup done, because the hairspray is going to get on there, the powders are going on there, and it’s not going to look its best. So set it aside in its ring box for the photographer to do their detailed shots. And then after you’re all done up and ready, you can put it back on and then go into the ceremony with them looking sparkly and brand new.

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