The wedding ring has a long history and is believed to have started way back in history with the Egyptians or some say the Romans. But the ring is worn on the left hand ring finger as that finger is supposed to have a “Vein of love” or Vena Amoris connected directly to the heart.
There are a lot of styles of wedding rings with some being plain gold or white gold and others more elaborate with precious stones or engravings and messages.
Yellow gold rings which are the more traditional are a good classic choice but opt for the lower carot gold (18, 14 or 9) as the 22 carot will be softer and more likely to get damaged with daily wear. Also bear this in mind with rings set with precious stones. They are of course stunning but loosing a diamond or other precious stone from your wedding ring will be devastating.
The thing to remember is you are always going to wear your wedding ring. With other precious rings you might remove them at certain times (washing, bathing etc) but you wont be removing your wedding ring very often if at all and no ring is more important so its worth paying careful attention to how durable it will be over its long life on your hand.
There are also other choices for your rings including Platinum and Titanium and each have their own characteristics. Platinum for example is very durable and touch and Titanium is scratch resistant and very light.
Don’t forget there are no hard and fast rules to your ring choice and no rule that says yours and your partners rings have to be the same. You might like the traditional gold and they might like a white gold or Titanium – its your choice