Choosing engagement rings is one of the items on your wedding prep list, except that not everyone thinks it should be highlighted. Why? Even the most beautiful wedding dress will be with you for one day. But wedding rings are the purchase of a lifetime. Approach the matter with the utmost care.
WHAT COLOR WEDDING RINGS SHOULD I CHOOSE?
Begin your choice of engagement rings by determining their color. The traditional material is red gold, but if the bulk of your jewelry is white metal, white gold is your best bet, and it’s trendy right now.
How to choose an engagement ring if you have a lot of jewelry in both white gold and silver and red (lemon) gold? A great solution is two- or three-alloy rings. For example, the puck-cut model in 3 kinds of gold is truly versatile, combinable with jewelry in any style and of any metal.
WHAT’S THE BEST MATERIAL FOR ENGAGEMENT RINGS
The classic of the genre is, of course, gold. White, red and yellow gold are all the same in terms of durability. The only difference is the different composition of the ligature (non-precious metal alloy), which affects the color of the gold.
However, when you know for sure that you will not wear engagement rings, assuming to wear them exclusively for the marriage ceremony, it is reasonable to do with silver engagement rings.
Grooms and brides who prefer unconventional solutions can look at models of platinum (heavier, more expensive and stronger than gold), palladium (similar to platinum, but cheaper), titanium (very light), tungsten carbide, cobalt and chrome alloys (the last three options are more suitable for men’s brutal models).
Choosing an unusual material, keep in mind that to pass on to a pawnshop can not be such a product. The exception – platinum, but it is accepted at a price below gold. Certainly, in Russian traditions – not to assume a negative variant of events, but here pragmatic Europeans necessarily would think over what to do with a ring from titanium in case of divorce or necessity to change it.
WHICH WIDTH OF ENGAGEMENT RING TO CHOOSE
How to choose the right engagement ring width? If you dream of a harmonious engagement duo, it is better to choose rings of the same or similar design of equal width: narrow (bar to 4 mm), medium (4 to 6 mm) or wide (over 6 mm).
Wide bezels are recommended for wide palms, chubby fingers. For long fingers, harmonious oblong palm is suitable for a ring of any width. Not only narrow bezels are good for small fingers: sometimes wide rings suit them very well too, emphasizing the grace of a hand.
If you like small, neat rings, be careful what you wear. Such a ring, even a full ring, is very easy to deform.
What to do if your couple is an example of converging opposites, and your hands are not alike? Here again we can recommend the combined rings with a middle or large width. Paired engagement rings should definitely be measured to make the perfect duo just for your couple.
ENGAGEMENT RING TEXTURES
Texture is receiving a lot of attention today – it’s more important than ever! The texture gives the jewelry piece personality and character to the wearer. One and the same model looks very different with different types of processing. Creating an unusual texture is a complicated technological process, but thanks to modern equipment, the Palace can delight its guests with the widest selection of textured models.
- The glossy surface is a classic of the genre. Smooth, polished to a shine engagement rings are exactly what our parents and grandparents were used to. And let the flawless glossy surface be considered outdated for several years, the fashion for it returns!
- The satin (satinized) texture is similar to satin, after which it is named. It conveys the same silky smoothness with a muted sheen that is characteristic of satin, and as a fabric it also has pronounced transverse lines. The satin rim is smooth to the touch. This type of surface treatment of the precious metal has won the hearts of buyers who admire the aristocratic restraint of satin ring design.
- The brushed surface, that is, brushed with special brushes (brush in English). Here the texture is more pronounced; the roughness can be felt to the touch. Strokes-scratches are in different directions.
- Hard brushing is done with stiff brushes, which makes the decorative scratches deeper. The rays of light entering them are reflected, and the surface of the engagement ring begins to shimmer and glow!
- Rasps are made with a rasp, a type of file. The rasped texture is pronounced. The rasping creates a diamond chip effect on the surface. Despite the pronounced roughness, the rasp does not “cling” to pantyhose or hair. Please note that we do not create rings with rasping.
Fluted engagement rings can also be made with other surface treatments, such as impact matting or sandblasting. A textured texture is given by applying a diamond facet. The combination of matte and glossy surfaces is often used to achieve impressive results.