Jewelry designers spend their lives trying to be creative while keeping in mind what may be in vogue today may not be fashionable 40 or 50 years from now. They try to balance their designs keeping in mind what the market demands with what they have in mind. When it comes to shopping for wedding rings, be careful what you choose as not everyoneʼs taste in jewelry is the same. Toss a man into the mix and choices may become questionable — fortunately, there are some options available to have balance.
Engagement Ring Sets
When you were shopping for the engagement ring, you may have noticed many sets of rings where the designer has created two rings fitting together to look as one. The jewelry designer will often create the engagement ring so that it will look perfect alone on the finger as a solitaire. After that is done, the designer will create the wedding ring to wrap around the engagement ring and they will be offered for sale as a set. This may create a problem if eventually the future bride and groom opt for matching wedding bands.
There are so many wedding band sets available from which to choose, as well as beautiful designs, that the task of selecting wedding rings is a tough one. This is the reason why, when shopping for wedding rings, you need to be careful what you choose.
If you purchased a modern design, multiple-diamond engagement ring, chances are the mounting design will clash with any other style of wedding ring except the one specifically designed to fit with the matching ring.
In the jewelry trade, very often the ladies will prefer to purchase the gentʼs wedding band. This may create a problem if she prefers matching wedding rings if her engagement ring will not fit with a band.
When it comes to choosing wedding rings be careful what you select. What is a person to do? You might keep things simple by choosing a solitaire diamond mounting or the popular three-diamond princess mount. Most matching wedding ring sets will fit with these designs and solve the problem.
Simple Matched Set
Wedding bands are quite simple in their designs. Generally, they are made of white and yellow gold with the white gold part on the top where it will get exposed to abrasion as white gold is harder and will not wear so fast. If the wedding bands are made of yellow gold, they are probably made of 10k gold which is harder than 14k.
Recently titanium has entered the market for wedding rings as it is tarnish free and much harder than gold. Platinum is a metal that has been used in the manufacture of rings for many years but none of these white metals are able to match the warmth of gold for some reason.
Keep these thoughts in mind as you shop for wedding rings and be careful what you choose. You must keep your wits about you because you are entering uncharted territory by shopping for the engagement and wedding rings.