Sealing the Deal with His and Hers Wedding Rings

This year, the trendiest his and hers wedding rings are decorated with pearls and diamonds. The boundary between engagement rings and bands is closing, giving you extra freedom to find your perfect set. When it comes to unique wedding ring sets, his and hers bands can even include wood detailing and animal print metal.

What do you need to know about wedding ring metals and gems?

Youll choose your ring by its metal, setting, and the qualities of your stone. If youre hunting for his and hers wedding rings on a budget, these ratings give you an easy guide to help you keep on track.

  • If youre looking to achieve a good return on investment on your his and hers wedding rings, platinum is one of the rarest metals, so it holds its value well.
  • If youre looking for a platinum alternative for your his and hers wedding rings, white gold has a similar look. It is often plated in rhodium to brighten its hue and add to its sparkle. Platinum is brighter and harder than white gold.
  • His and hers promise rings usually include a diamond. The value of your gem is determined by its cut, clarity, colour, and carat weight. Stones rated "flawless" or "internally flawless" are more valuable than those rated VVSI through I13.
  • If youre working on a tight budget or want to invest in a high-value option, upgrading your promise ring is a good way of acquiring more value than you can afford.
What colour options are available for your stone?

Coloured diamonds are an excellent way to set off unusual metals and are rated on the colour scale. Colourless stones are classified between D and J, with subtle hues represented by K through R. A completely colourless stone carries a D rating. Coloured stones are often rare, with only one in 10,000 having a natural hue. These are often more valuable than colourless stones, though their value rises and falls with passing trends. Brown diamonds, for example, were once considered cast asides, but today, theyre highly prized. Yellow stones were seen as flawed rejects only a few years ago, but their value has also climbed.

Which ring features will give you an unusual aesthetic?

Gold and platinum arent your only metal options. Titanium and black zirconium achieve a wholly original look while setting off your gems in unusual ways. Titanium and palladium are slightly lighter, achieving a subtle aesthetic. Rose gold is another unusual alternative to more popular metals. Remember that if you and your partner have different tastes, you neednt wear identical metals.