It’s probably one of the most significant purchases your partner will ever make and one of the most life changing gifts you will ever receive, so I think it’s fair to say that choosing an engagement ring will be a daunting challenge for anybody.
A ladies engagement ring should be a true reflection of her personality. But the question is what type of ring is best for which type of personality?
A traditional girl is going to love a timeless, sophisticated and elegant engagement ring. The great thing about going for a more traditional design is that it will never go out of fashion. A solitaire (single stone) engagement ring with a round or ‘brilliant’ cut diamond is probably the most classic style out there. Its elegant simplicity will suit any hand and will look classy for years to come.
With the Olympics and Medals on our minds why not take this chance to think about the type of metal for your wedding ring. Your wedding ring is a very special symbol and so needs to be carefully considered. Firstly, remember that your engagement and wedding ring must be similar grade of metal so that they do not wear each other down. Good quality jewelers will be able to give you advice on what is best to choose.
It is important to consider what complements your skin tone. Yellow gold will look best with olive skin tones and white gold flatters fair skin, whereas red heads are best suited with a lovely rose gold. Even though Gold is most commonly chosen there is nothing common about this precious metal. It can be mixed with other metals to give different unique tones and durability. There is a range of karats available from 24K pure gold which bends with daily wear to 9k which is duarable and is at a significantly lower cost!
However if you prefer silver jewelery it is best to choose white gold or platinum. It is a highly durable precious metal but it is more expensive than gold!
There are so many things to consider! Do you have a family tradition? What shape would you like? Jewel set or plain? The possibilities are endless…
It wasn’t too long ago that the selection of wedding rings for men in jewellery stores was limited to gold and platinum wedding bands. But now, the selection of men’s wedding rings is just as varied as those for women.
The reason behind this big switch is demand. These days more and more men are looking for something different and want more than a traditional wedding band.
One of the major – and most interesting changes – is in the type of metal you can choose for your wedding band. You’re no longer limited to gold and platinum as the only choices for wedding rings. New popular choices include tungsten, two-toned gold, stainless steel, and titanium wedding bands.
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