Your wedding may only last for a day, but your marriage - and a unique wedding ring that symbolises it - will last a lifetime. At Vinny & Charles we create unique wedding rings and bands that are simple, timeless and beautiful. Just like your marriage.
Alternative Wedding Rings Handcrafted in Australia
The wedding rings of you and your spouse are arguably the most important pieces of jewellery you’ll wear in your life. They symbolise one of the strongest loves and commitments we make to each other as human beings. If you find that the rings available on the market aren’t exactly your style, you’re not alone. The designs are often generic and similar and don’t express any individuality or personality.
At Vinny & Charles, we offer an alternative. We handcraft unique wedding rings inspired by nature, with designs that help you stand out and express your personality and style. We have wedding bands for him and her, catering to all ring sizes and crafting all pieces specifically for you, with engravings available on many options. With worldwide delivery available, you can find your perfect wedding rings online with Vinny & Charles no matter where you are in the world.
How to Choose a Wedding Ring
There are several things to take into account when you make a purchase this special, so here are our top tips on picking the perfect ring for just you.
- Start by choosing a budget before you go and fall in love with a ring you can’t afford. Having a budget in mind can also help you narrow down your search. We cater to many budget levels at Charles & Vinny because everyone deserves the wedding ring of their dreams.
- Choose a design you love and are sure of. Trends come and go, and what might be fashionable now won’t be forever. What catches your eye now might be boring you ten years from now. Choose a wedding ring you absolutely love and will continue to be happy with, that’s what’s most important. Don’t get distracted by the opinions of other people or settle for something you’re unsure about.
- Take your personal style into consideration and pick a design that feels like you. Choose something that will complement and fit in with the clothes and jewellery you regularly wear. Go for something that speaks to you and fits your personality. At Vinny & Charles, we’re experts at providing couples with unique wedding bands that fit who they are.
- If you have an engagement ring, choose a wedding band that complements it. Since they’ll be worn on the same finger, they shouldn’t clash when it comes to design and colour. Having your engagement ring as a starting point is also a great way to get ideas and inspiration and choose between different rings you like.
Choose Vinny & Charles' Wedding Rings
The jewellery we sell is of the highest quality, made of solid gold and silver and with the finest craftsmanship, ensuring durability. We’re also a sustainable option, using recycled and ethically sourced materials and planting a tree for every order placed. We’re dedicated to customer service, being here for you every step of the way. Australian and international tracked shipping is included, and all jewellery comes with a 90-day returns policy. Choosing Vinny & Charles means choosing unique, high-quality and sustainable wedding rings. Browse our collection and buy your wedding rings, such as our rose gold wedding rings from us.
His and Hers Wedding Bands as Unique as Your Love
People have been falling in love and marrying for a very long time, but each relationship is different, and your wedding bands should reflect that. Whether you’re going for a big wedding with all the bells and whistles and loads of guests, or it’s going to be a low-key event with just close friends and family, there is one element that will symbolise it forever: the rings. They are a traditional symbol of lasting love and commitment, and that’s why they tend to be made of gold, nature’s beautiful, enduring contribution to your future.
At Vinny and Charles, we are dedicated to offering each couple the chance of unique designer wedding rings and non-traditional engagement rings. That in itself reflects our ethos as designers and makers of fine wedding jewellery – and we also create pieces that are not for weddings, but for individuals who appreciate brilliantly distinctive work.
We use only the finest gold and silver, and our diamonds are conflict-free, as we are very mindful about ethics and sustainability, because we believe the world has moved on from the days of being happy with no-questions-asked mass production and this-will-do mediocrity. We want you to look at your alternative engagement ring over the years and be proud of where it came from and the standards it represents. And of course, as time goes by, and it becomes imbued with all the magic moments of your relationship, it will retain the beauty and distinction that wowed you when you first saw it.
Our his and hers wedding bands are conceived and produced by our very own union: Melody and Chris are a married couple in real life, and we believe the power and magic of our own personal relationship comes through in our designer wedding rings. All our pieces are handcrafted in our studio in Western Australia.
Can We Have Our Designer Wedding Rings Engraved?
Of course. With something as treasured as a wedding band – particularly one as special as those we make – it is natural to have a little inscription inside to add the final personal touch. We offer engraving on many of our pieces, up to 10-15 characters and at a cost per piece (the design of others makes it impossible, and that is a tribute to their uniqueness). We should discuss this before you commission your rings, so please get in touch.
Wedding Rings Shipped across Australia and Worldwide
We ship worldwide, but mainly within Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada, UK, Europe, Malaysia and Singapore. While we don’t get many returns, there will always be the occasional change of mind, so we accept returns up to 90 days on standard items, with the customer responsible for shipping and customs charges on returns.
Customer Service: Our Pride and Joy
We want your whole experience with us to be a happy and seamless one. Our website is designed to be easy to use, with comprehensive details and pictures, simple ways to contact us and a chat option to help with your browsing. Wherever you are and whatever you are looking for, we will help you find it. We also keep our prices affordable because we want our creations to bring uniqueness and quality within the range of anyone who appreciates our values. There are payment plans too, so you can spread the cost and lighten the load at what we know is a very expensive time for you.
Designer jewellery need not be elitist: it’s for you, and if we can play our part in making your wedding day happy and successful, with the rings attracting admiring looks and compliments, we will be proud to have done our bit. Designer wedding rings from Vinny and Charles: your delight is our pleasure.
How Can I Get Started Choosing a Wedding Ring?
Browse the site at your leisure to find what you think will suit you best. Use the chat option to get a bit of help or guidance if you wish. Then, when you’re ready to make your choice, contact us with any queries you might have, to make sure you’re going to be getting exactly what you want. Or, if you’re sure, you can just order it with a click or two.
How to Clean Your Wedding Rings
As it’s a symbol of your love, it’s important to take care of your wedding ring. Fortunately, it’s extremely easy to take care of at home. Simply place your ring in warm water with some dishwashing soap for 20 to 40 minutes and gently brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush. We would recommend cleaning with this method once a week depending on your lifestyle. A professional clean at your local jeweller is encouraged once or twice a year to ensure your ring looks its best.
What do Wedding Rings Symbolise?
Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest days of your life - the moment when you make an eternal commitment to your loved one. Your wedding ring symbolises the commitment you have made and the love that you have for each other.
Precious metals represent the strength of your bond, and the circular shape is a metaphor for totality, wholeness, eternity and timelessness, much like your love.
Should the Wedding Band be Thicker Than an Engagement Ring?
The trick is to choose a wedding band that complements your engagement ring. A narrow band will elongate the finger and create an elegant look. A thicker band creates a stronger effect and can be a better choice for a diamond or gem setting. Remember that your wedding band is a personal symbol of your love and commitment so there is no rulebook when it comes to size.
How Do I Choose a Wedding Ring Design?
The beauty of a wedding ring is that the design is personal to the individual and couple. Consider whether you would like diamonds or gemstones, the precious metal, the shape needed to complement an engagement ring and the ring preferences of your partner if you would like theirs to match. Get in touch with our friendly team to ensure that you choose the perfect ring.
How to Wear Wedding Rings
Ultimately, how to wear your wedding ring comes down to personal preference. Traditionally and most commonly, it is worn on the ring finger of the left hand. In Ancient Rome, it was widely believed that this finger contains a vein that runs directly to the heart which is where the tradition began.
In modern times, some people prefer to wear their ring on their right hand whereas others choose to wear it on a chain to keep it close to their heart. How you choose to wear your wedding jewellery is for you to decide.
How Much Do Wedding Rings Cost?
Wedding rings can vary in price depending on the design, metal type and if you want diamonds and/or other gemstones in a setting. Prices generally range from $350 to $2000 with larger, more complex designs being the most expensive. This is entirely dependent on the quality of the metal, the number of diamonds/gemstones and the width/thickness of the ring.
How Long Does it Take to Have a Wedding Ring Made?
Once again, this is dependent on the complexity of the ring that you choose. Standard designs commonly take 2 to 3 weeks to make while custom and complex designs can take 3 to 6 weeks.
Where to Buy Wedding Rings
Here at Vinny & Charles, we are based in Australia, but our audience stretches to New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia and beyond. Simply browse our collections online or get in touch to discuss custom and personalised pieces. No matter your location, we will ensure that you choose the perfect wedding ring for you and your partner.