Wedding Ring: The Most Important Piece of Jewelry in Your Life


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There are many questions that go through a person’s mind when choosing an engagement ring. What kind of engagement ring is right? How to choose from all the options, even in terms of what metal to use? Will she like yellow or white gold or maybe red gold? Does it need to have a diamond or is zircon okay?

A wedding ring is probably the most important piece of jewelry in your life. You will be wearing it from the day you get married till…well, let’s just say you will be wearing it forever. Wedding rings were first made back in ancient Egypt during the 9th century BC. For Egyptians the circle represented eternity. Married couples wore the ring on their left hand because they believed that the veins in their left hand were connected to their heart.

An engagement ring is certainly one of the most important pieces of jewelry in a woman’s life, but the buying trends are changing. In the eighties and nineties, people wore yellow gold, but today white and red gold are more popular. Another change in trend is the choice of stones set in the rings. Today it is common for men to choose engagement rings with white diamond or zircon. In the past it was more common for men to select colored stones.

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

Diamonds due to their remarkable beauty are renowned in the fashion world. A diamond is a carbon allotrope, which makes it the hardest mineral found in nature, meaning that it is durable enough to even be used for industrial purposes. As such a diamond is a fitting metaphor for the lifelong commitment associated with the proposal of marriage.

Brilliant diamonds are treated in a special way – they are round and have a precise number of facets. This method of treatment is called a brilliant cut. Zircon is also a natural mineral, zirconium, but has different properties. While the monetary value of diamond is higher, Zircon is processed in a similar way as diamonds, and therefore looks very similar.

Design of engagement rings

Modern settings with their contrasting colors offer a dose of sensuality which can be found amongst the most beautiful engagement rings today. Each wedding ring holds a unique sense and each setting has been crafted with a specific style in mind.

The prices of wedding rings can vary greatly, depending on the choices that make up the overall style of the ring: the weight of the ring, the choice of metal, gold or silver, and how many carats it is. For example, there are gold and silver rings, as well as gold-plated rings fitted with one or more diamonds and zircon.

Celebrities and their engagement rings

A ring with one stone, albeit the most popular choice, is not the only engagement ring option available, as one can easily be seen among celebrity brides to be. To take a few examples from popular celebrities, Eva Longoria, Kate Beckinsale, Mariah Carey and Scarlett Johansson all have classic engagement rings set with one stone. Both Eva and Kate have sophisticated engagement rings with an emerald cut diamond attached to an eternity ring. In terms of grandiose, Mariah can be seen wearing an impressively large17 carat emerald cut diamond.

For a slightly different twist, Scarlett Johansson has a classic engagement ring. Scarlett’s, however, is set in yellow gold with a brilliant cut diamond inlay. I assume you’ve heard something about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding. Kate’s ring may not have been new, as it was the same previously worn by Princess Diana during her wedding, but it certainly hasn’t become antiquated with its royal sapphire frame, 14 diamond inlay.

If it’s any indication from celebrity engagement rings, the choices are limitless. You can choose classic engagement rings much like the ones worn by Eva Longoria, Kate Beckinsale, Mariah Carey and Scarlett Johansson, or if money is not a concern you can get rings with multiple diamond inlays framed in sapphire like the one worn by Kate Middleton and Princess Diana before her.

If a gem of color is more to your liking, you can choose yellow gold with amethyst or perhaps yellow gold with a big central zircon, like the one worn by Fergie. One thing that is for certain is that regardless of the engagement ring you choose, you cannot go wrong if you pick with your heart.

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