Engagement rings have always been and always will be in demand. This jewelry only rarely changes its appearance, but its essence and spiritual value remain at the peak of demand. Today’s newlyweds are so spoiled by the variety of choices that they spend an inexcusable amount of time shopping. And there is an option how to choose both beautiful and fashionable, and high-quality wedding rings. They are called combined, so you can combine white and yellow gold, gemstones, engraving and enamel in one ring.
White gold, red or yellow? Or maybe platinum?
The newlyweds’ confusion becomes clear at the first stage. It has not yet come to the design, and with the choice of material there are already difficulties. Those who want status at once stop at platinum, and for those who prefer a more classic material, the familiar gold will do fine. And what is it – “the right wedding ring”? There is no single answer to this question and can not be, because only personal preferences can be a decisive point in the choice. The more copper and zinc ligatures are embedded in the red gold, the richer the hue. The more copper inclusions, the stronger the red color of the alloy, which can be further enhanced by the addition of palladium. If a softer tone is desired, silver is added.
Engagement rings of red gold are considered the most therapeutic. Their therapeutic value extends to the immune, cardiovascular, and circulatory systems. Yellow gold owes its bright, warm color to the addition of silver and copper. It is considered a classic gold because it goes well with any style of youth. Yellow gold, like rose gold, has unique therapeutic properties. It warms a cold body and can reduce pain in inflamed joints. Yellow gold alloy requires no additional treatment, while white gold will not have any marketable appearance without rhodium plating.
Experienced stylists recommend yellow gold engagement rings for couples who have dark skin, the bronze color of which will be advantageously emphasized by the warmth of the precious metal.
But the aristocratic pallor is advantageously complemented by engagement rings of white gold. The modesty of light and pure gold will suit young brides perfectly, and even the most massive models have these qualities. White gold looks especially exquisite when paired with cool diamonds, which are frequent components of fashionable engagement rings at all times.
Engagement Combination #1.
Combination rings were first made to French newlyweds who were getting married in the 18th century. Over the next few centuries, many techniques were invented to create the most bizarre stylizations by combining different metals and precious inserts. The most popular technique for creating combined engagement rings is matting, which allows the transition from one metal to another without much visual contrast. A special roughened surface is created on the border of the metals, for which either a laser beam or special brushes are used. Sandblasting has proven itself well. But the technique has a significant disadvantage: microroughness regularly gets dirt, so you should make jewelry cleaning to maintain the attractive appearance of the wedding rings for many years.
The combination of different colors of gold in wedding rings is considered the most advantageous, and there are several reasons for this. First, fashion. Modern trends have led to the fact that every jewelry house or online store has several dozens (if not hundreds) of combined engagement rings in its arsenal. Secondly, such engagement rings, if made in your favorite style, will not contrast with your favorite jewelry, so you can wear them without taking them off. Thirdly, you will not see such a variety of decorations as combination wedding rings have in any other category. Embossed chasing, engraving and precious inserts – everything that is imaginative is used.