Tips on choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring
Your engagement and wedding rings will be one of the most important pieces of jewelry for your wedding day. Your rings are a long-lasting symbol of your love and commitment. It is really important that you choose rings that are timeless and high quality.
The ring styles
Follow your heart and soul when it comes to the look and design of your ring, while asking yourself if it will be a design you'll be happy with wearing every day for the rest of your lives together. A traditional plain gold band will be in style for years to come. If that's too plain for you, consider a beaded edge or an engraved style. For a more flashier look, try looking at a ring of channel-set diamonds? Ultimately, choose a ring that you feel will express who you are.
Will your wedding ring be Gold, Silver or Platinum?
Quite a few couples choose the metal for their bands by matching it to their engagement ring. A bride can also choose to wear her engagement ring on her right hand, and wedding ring on the left. Also, think about wearing a similar style in different metals. You should consider which metals each of you may wear regularly.
The Yellow gold:
The traditional of most ring metals is gold which is a symbol of the warmth and love of a marriage. Make sure you look at the mark inside the band to see what quality the gold is. The mark usually is 14k, 18k, or 24k. While 24k is the most pure, it is also the softest.
The White Gold:
This is one of the hottest trends because it coordinates with both silver and platinum jewelry, yet is cheaper than platinum.
This is a very stylish type of metal which is also the hardest metal, making it for many a symbol of enduring love. This is not a metal that is mixed with the lesser metals that like gold rings are, platinum is safe for those with alloys. However, be expected to pay more for platinum than for gold.
The Precious Gems
If your are considering precious gems for a ring, remember that you will likely wear this ring every day for the rest of your life. Therefore, while softer stones can be beautiful, they aren't the best choices for an engagement or wedding ring. The Mohs scale registers a stone's ability to resist abrasion; 10 for diamonds is the strongest and 1 for talc is the weakest. Anything less than a Mohs scale 7 is not recommended for an engagement ring.
Here a list of the hardness level *Diamonds 10,Rubies 9,Sapphire 9,Emerald 8,Topaz 8,Aquamarine 7.5 to 8,Amethyst 7,Garnet 6.5 to 7.5, and Opal a 6.As an added note the darker the color, the more expensive the stone. So take your time and enjoy choosing the wedding ring that is best for you.
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