A selection of alternative ring bands
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Don’t be fooled into thinking that your choice of metal for your band is just an afterthought. I discovered that L’s wish-list for her ring band was as extensive as the one she had had for the stone! Engagement ring bands cannot be considered lightly, and as with the vast array of gemstone choices out there, the options are endless.Read More...
The metal should be selected based on a number of criteria. Firstly, and most importantly, as with your choice of gemstone, you will need to consider the aesthetics. When putting together the all the puzzle pieces to create your perfect engagement ring it is necessary for all the components to work well together and to ‘fit’. Therefore, engagement ring bands should be chosen to ultimately complement and enhance the beauty of the stones on the ring.
Choosing the Metal
Once you have decided on the colour combination of stone with engagement ring band you are then faced with the question of which metal to choose. Yellow and white gold are still the most popular option and come in varying carats which will affect their price. The absolute ‘gold standard’ is, ironically, not gold at all but platinum. Platinum is a shimmering silver colour that has a stunning effect on just about any style or colour of ring but at a premium price! When selecting your metal you may have to consider other issues such as any skin sensitivities or work/lifestyle, and there is also the all-important comfort factor.
And finally, after you have leapt over all the selection hurdles, the fun stuff can begin! View your ring as a potential canvas for additional decorative details. Our designers have shown great expertise in delicately intricate metalwork detailing that takes any engagement ring to a whole new level of magnificence. Filigree patterning, milgrain details and even personalized engravings on engagement ring bands are the features that will make it stand out from the crowd and add immense sentimental value.
A carefully selected band can really be the foundation for the perfect ring. It holds so much opportunity and potential and its importance cannot be understated. Don’t overlook it, embrace it!