Gold and diamond are traditional and timeless options that personify glamour, elegance and romance. But have you considered platinum, silver or gold?
Choosing a Wedding Ring
Choose a ring that symbolises your relationship - you may want to opt for a large diamond ring, or something simpler. The style of the ring is important, but so is the fit and comfort level. Try on your rings before selecting them to ensure that they fit well.
Wedding Ring Styles
Plain Set Ring
Shaped Wedding Ring
With more of a curved design, a shaped wedding ring can create a distinctive look for both members of the couple. You can choose from a number of different contemporary styles.
Choosing a Diamond RingA diamond ring is almost always your best bet, and come with a gold or silver band. The size of the diamond will depend on your preferences, but regardless of size, the diamond ring is durable and eye-catching. Diamond rings are so popular because they are resistant to scratching, and can only be scratched by other diamonds.
- Carat, or ct, is a measurement that refers to the size of the diamond, and each carat has 100 points. For example, if someone refers to a ring having a half carat diamond, this is the same as a 0.50 carat diamond, or 50 point carat. A 1ct diamond ring will have 100 points.
- Clarity is used to describe the amount of imperfections on a diamond, and the less imperfections a diamond has, the more "sparkle" it will have. The colour of diamonds can vary, although you might consider white as a more appropriate choice for such an event.
- A scale is used to grade clarity which ranges from "F1", used to describe a flawless or antique diamond, "VVS1" and "VVS2" for diamonds with minor inclusions, "VS1" and "VS2" for diamonds with very minor inclusions, "I1", "I2", and "I3" for diamonds with imperfections.
Choosing the Size and Width of the Wedding Ring
Extravagant Wedding Rings
Vintage Diamond Ring
A vintage diamond ring can be a reproduction of an original item, but is a term usually used to describe a genuine ring that was manufactured in a long-gone era. Rings from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras use smaller decorative diamonds when compared to more contemporary rings but are of extremely high value.
More rare than gold, platinum provides a glistening streamlined look, making it the perfect choice for a diamond engagement ring.
|18ct Gold Wedding Ring
Made from 18 parts pure gold, an 18ct gold wedding ring is 75% pure. This ring will not corrode, tarnish or react with the skin, ensuring it will last a lifetime.
How Much Should a Wedding Ring Cost the Purchase?