Of all your wedding jewellery, your wedding or engagement ring is probably the most important, because it is something you will have on you every day, unlike some of the other more elaborate ornaments. So it has to definitely be something you love wearing and looking at every day. Whether you are a groom fretting over the ring for your partner or a couple going to pick up rings together, there are a few things you can keep in mind when picking the perfect ring.
Choices, choices – Firstly figure out how many rings you want in the first place! Some brides would like just one big engagement and wedding ring in one, others a fancy engagement ring and then a simple wedding band or two very elaborate rings. The big engagement ring followed by a more subtle wedding band is usually the more popular option. You will also find pre-made sets with say a solitaire engagement ring and an eternity wedding band, and the like. If a wedding band or a diamond eternity band is too simple for you, there’s definitely no dearth of design varieties out there; from the intricately carved, filigree rings, to multi-stoned elaborate rings, stores now carry unimaginable varieties. If you are a groom looking to surprise your bride, taking her best friend or close family member along might help narrow down the options!
All that glitters – When selecting the material you want for your ring, gold and platinum are the usual suspects for wedding rings whether it is for bands or other designs. You could opt for the classic white or yellow gold and platinum or also the newly popular rose gold. The delicate pinkish-gold glimmer or rose gold is also perfect for vintage rings! Or even a mix of the three types of gold can be very pretty for a band. An unconventional option or an out of the box bride would be an ethnic silver ring. Don’t let custom dictate what you buy, purchase the ring according to the personality, style and sartorial preferences of the wearer. Of course a gold solitaire diamond ring is a fool-proof option most women love!
A girl’s best friend – Diamonds make most things look so much prettier and rings are no exception! When buying a diamond to set in your own design or a ready diamond ring, watch out for the four ‘C’s i.e. cut, clarity, carat and colour. The carat is the actual weight of the stone determining its size, the cut like the oval or emerald cut for example will be the shape of the stone and determine how the light sparkles of it, the clarity is the purity of the diamond and the colour will indicate how white it is. While colourless or white diamonds are always beautiful, you will also find gorgeous rings made from coloured gems like chocolate diamonds and yellow diamonds today. They add a unique flair, while still retaining the value of this all-important ring! You could also opt for other precious stones like emeralds, sapphires and rubies to either act as accents or be the starring act.
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