How to buy the perfect anniversary ring

Relationships evolve and take on a deeper meaning with time, so it makes to give your partner a special anniversary ring to represent your life together. In fact, many couples are choosing to renew their wedding vows, and anniversary rings are the perfect way to signify that the commitment, honesty and respect that you have established is only growing stronger. Exchanging these special rings is almost a way of saying "I do," all over again in itself. Since it is such an important symbol, choosing an anniversary ring requires careful consideration. With so many options, it can be difficult to know where to start in selecting a truly special piece.

Follow this guide and you'll surely pick the perfect ring from Fine Jewelers:

To match or not to match
Many spouses will opt for matching anniversary rings. Though this is of course not a requirement if it does not suit your tastes, it can definitely suggest a strong connection or another deeper meaning. Even if you don't choose identical styles, it is common for couples to buy anniversary rings that are made from the same metal. Note that some metals look similar enough, so if a husband happens to prefer platinum and a wife likes white gold, the two can each be satisfied while still looking like they have matching rings. Additionally, couples may want to select a matching stone, whether it's a diamond or another gem, that has a special significance to them.

A personal touch
Although optional, inscriptions are a great way to make the anniversary ring more personal. After all, every relationship is one-of-a-kind. Consider engraving your initials, the date you were married or other meaningful words on the inside of the ring. Inscriptions can also be done on the outside of the ring if you want to show the world how much you love each another.

Adding some sparkle
A popular style for anniversary rings is three stones, typically diamonds, which represent the past, present and future of the relationship. However, anniversary rings can come with any number of stones or none at all. You may want to take into account the significance the number of stones might hold. For example, a ten-stone ring might signify a decade of marriage.

Coordination is key
Look for a ring that matches her existing  jewelry, whether she wears just a single wedding ring or a full bridal set. Similarly, a man's anniversary ring should match his wedding ring, so opt for one in the same metal. If he sports a wedding band that doesn't have any gemstones, a ring with a few subtle diamonds that are evenly spaced across the band can look striking.