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We all know that fashion changes. If you’re tired of your hair or your wardrobe, it’s easy enough to update it. But, it’s not so easy with an engagement ring.
So, how do you choose an engagement ring that will stand the test of time, fashion and even your taste? Here are some top tips from jewellers Brisbane couples trust.
Make It All About Style
There’s a reason that some styles are called classic. They really do stand the test of time. The engagement ring you pick out now should be as lovely to you on your 30th wedding anniversary as it is on the day you receive it.
A classic engagement ring you may want to consider is a solitaire set with a gorgeous, classic round brilliant diamond. Another great option is a princess cut. When you design your own ring, you can play around with diamond shape and size, the metal, the height of the setting and even the width of the band to suit your preferences, but this is a style that is sure to last through the years.
Choose A Material That Will Last
The most popular materials for engagement rings are platinum, rose gold, white gold and yellow gold. Besides colour and style, it’s important to choose the right material for the ring. The right choice of material will ensure your ring withstands many years of wear and tear.
When it comes to practicality, the higher the ring’s gold content, the softer the metal. Typically, gold jewellery is available in 18, 14, and 10 karats. Pure gold is typically labelled 24 karats, with anything else being alloyed with a range of other metals. 18 karat gold is also softer and has more pure gold, while 10 karat tends to be the hardest. Overall, yellow gold is the most timeless choice for your engagement ring.
While platinum is fairly new to the world of engagement ring metals, it is a stronger and rarer than gold, and therefore comes with a heftier price tag. It’s also a great deal heavier, so make sure you try different settings to see how they feel before making a decision.
White gold is a combination of white-coloured metals like palladium and silver, and yellow gold. It grew in popularity during the Second World War, a time when platinum was banned from non-military uses and favoured for its many industrial uses due to its immense strength. Typically, white gold for rings is rhodium plated for additional shine and hardiness, but you will need to re-plate your white gold engagement ring every couple of years.
Finally, rose gold gets its beautiful hue from being alloyed with copper. It has a lovely, warm glow and has become a popular choice to mix with a white gold or yellow wedding band.
A Ring To Last As Long As Your Love
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When it comes to buying an engagement ring that will last a long time, you may even want to consider an heirloom ring, one that’s already lasted many years. Whether it’s a ring that has been in the family for generations or you get to find one that you will pass down through generations, with a little research and care, you can find the perfect ring to withstand trends and many years.
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