Tips For Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

average-diamond-ringWhen choosing a wedding ring you need to think through important aspects of the ring itself, bring them all together in synchronization, and deliver the best wedding ring for your significant other. Here are some key steps you should think through:

Choose the right band
The band is the circular part of the ring that slips around the finger. It is often made of gold, silver, platinum, or an alloy of those metals. Gold is a brilliant rich yellow color, and a less pure gold can be desirable for those who want a lighter gold color. Since a gold setting (the part of the ring that sits the diamond) will give a white diamond a yellowing hue, it is a waste of money to choose a high color grade diamond. White gold is gold alloyed with other metals that creates an off white color. It must be plated with another metal (rhodium is common) for a bright brilliant appearance. Platinum is a hard and strong silver colored metal, but will dull slightly over years of wear.

Choose the right setting and gemstone
The setting is the piece of the ring that sits or holds the gemstone which is attached to the band. The setting can be “prolonged” or invisible, depending upon whether you prefer a more prominent seat or a more lower profile look. The setting and the band can be different if one so chooses, possibly combing a platinum setting with a gold band. This can be particularly useful if ones wants some slight contrast, or if one wants a gold band and a diamond, but doesn’t want the gold band yellowing the white color of the diamond. Gem prongs that hold the stone in place may be expanded for strength if the person is prone to considerable activity. In this vein, platinum is stronger than other setting metals, so that may provide more security for the stone as well.

If you need professional advice for wedding rings, bands, diamonds, and gemstones, call Boston Ring and Gem at 617-720-2724 or visit our store at 333 Washington Street 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02108