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Engagement Ring Material Comparison

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

White gold is the new platinum around the town. While platinum is heavier and more durable than white gold, it can be fabricated much better than gold in jewellery making. There are a couple of differences between two metals.

Platinum always has an upper hand in comparison with white gold as the coating of rhodium only gives the gold its sheen. Platinum is almost greyish white and does not necessarily demand rhodium polishing.

Buying an engagement ring in platinum or white ring is always a contemplating question. It is the matter of choice – price, look, sensitivity and durability.

Price – It is true that platinum engagement rings are priced high over white engagement rings. Platinum rings with diamonds or other precious gemstones are always a welcome amongst most. If you do not want to spend more on it, you can always go in for rings made of white gold. They almost resemble the platinum ones, but cannot duplicate them. They are much affordable and are available in a plethora of choices.

Look & Style – Finding an engagement ring is no longer a tough task. With the best online jewellery stores available across the globe, you can do as much filtration and comparison as possible with regard to price, style, weight, gemstone etc. Whether it is white or platinum jewellery, imitating deigns in other metal is a possible option.

Sensitivity: It is interesting to know the fact that the nickel in gold is sensitive to a lot of people. Also, the chemicals used in everyday house hold items like chlorine can destroy the white gold by eating up the alloy in it. Platinum is hypoallergenic and does not pose any reactive instances. In fact it is the only metal that can be used in the purest form.

Durability – White gold is soft and pliable metal. The softness of gold is based on its purity. The purer the gold, the softer it is. When gold is scratched, part of the alloy is scrapped off, but for platinum there is no loss in metal. Any scratching does not result in the thinning of the ring band, but it does happen with gold rings.

Ultimately the choice to choose between white and platinum comes down to a personal preference. Some may prefer the white lustre of plated gold jewellery and some may prefer the natural look of the platinum jewellery. The price can vary considerably between platinum and white gold jewellery. Choose as per your budget or style. It’s your choice.

The Best Diamond Engagement Ring

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

A marriage proposal is a major event that will be remembered and talked about for the rest of your life. A lot of men have an elaborate plan for the time and place of the proposal and even rehearse lines to make sure everything goes smoothly. The same type of careful planning should go into ring selection and this article is going to give you some tips on how to buy the best diamond engagement ring.

The first thing you should think about is your budget. A salesman at a jewelry store will try to tell you that you should spend two months salary on an engagement ring. You really should spend whatever you feel comfortable spending and whatever you feel you can afford. When you have a budget in mind ahead of time it will be easier to stay within a comfortable price range.

To select a ring you should know about the four C’ s. Color, clarity, cut, and carat size. All of these will have an effect on the price of the ring. Some rings have a noticeable color and if this is the case the diamond will be less valuable. Clarity refers to the number of flaws or inclusions in the diamond. The fewer inclusions there are the more valuable the diamond will be. The cut refers to the reflective quality of the diamond and ranges from ideal to fair and poor. A higher-quality cut will reflect more light and give the diamond its brilliance. Carat refers to the size of the diamond. Most engagement rings are one carat.

In addition to the diamond you will have to select a setting. There are many choices available including prong, channel, cluster, and flush. The setting will determine the center stone’s height. You’ll also need to select a metal for the setting. Some popular metal choices are platinum, white gold, yellow gold, and titanium.

There’s a lot that goes into selecting a ring but if you want to know how to buy the best diamond engagement ring you should be familiar with your girlfriends taste in jewelry. After all the ring is for her. One tip is to be familiar with the jewelry she already owns. This will give you some clues to what type of engagement ring she might like. Is her jewelry simple or is it more flashy? Is it modern or does she seem to prefer the antique look? Another good way to find out what type of ring she might like is to comment on someone else’s engagement ring. She will likely comment on it as well and this is when you should be paying attention to get an idea of what she might like.

There’s a lot to think about when shopping for the perfect engagement ring. To help make it a little easier, plan your budget ahead of time, keep the four C’ s in mind, and keep your eyes and ears open for clues about the type of ring she likes. Follow those tips and you will surprise your future wife with a beautiful engagement ring that she will fall in love with.