Getting Engaged Pt. 2: Put That Diamond on Display

Put that diamond on display

2372131232_7b43c81c9d_oWhen you are selecting any piece of jewelry, the setting is very important. This is true x1000 for an engagement ring. After all, if you think about it… this is a piece of jewelry your bride will be wearing every day for the rest of her life. It needs to fit her personality as well as her lifestyle.

Let’s start with the materials. Rings are being made from a variety of precious metals. The most common are yellow gold, white gold, and platinum, but there are many others to choose from as well. Yellow gold is the most traditional, odds are good that the older married women in your family have yellow gold rings. This may be the perfect thing for a more traditional woman, but there is also some speculation that yellow gold is making a come back… so it may also be a good fit for the retro bride. White gold has grown significantly in popularity over the last decade, and it is a great fit for the more fashion-forward lady in your life. That does not mean that white gold is trendy, it has been around for a long time and will continue to be one of the most popular setting materials for a long time to come. Finally we’d have platinum. This is ideal for your adventurous (possibly event clumsy) bride. Platinum is one of the toughest metals out there and as such, it will retain its shape the best. That may not seem like a big deal, but if all that’s keeping a $3,000 diamond in its setting is a 1mm piece of metal… you’re gonna want that metal to be pretty darn tough.