Picking out his and her wedding rings is often one of the first 'official' acts a couple does as they approach the commitment of a marriage that will bind the two of them legally together into a married partnership. Depending on your relationship and the type of communication you have had about the subject of marriage, either you pick your rings together, or each partner selects a ring for the other, individually, as a part of the traditional suspense of the wedding proposal and later ceremony. Either way, the choice deserves a lot of thought.
If the process of selecting rings is a team effort for the affianced, communication between the partners is essential. Everything from choice of material for the wedding band to style and type of diamonds to include may be open for discussion, although often, a woman may have had a very clear idea of what she imagines as her ideal wedding ring for some time.