Whether you’re buying an engagement ring for your significant other or picking out a ring as a couple, everything comes down to decisions. While there aren’t too many decisions to make, there are a lot of options to choose from. And each aspect of an engagement ring is important for long-term enjoyment.
With the help of eWedding Bands, you’re sure to choose the perfect ring to represent your love.
Decision 1: Material
Each engagement ring material has its own benefits that we won’t get into here. Although, feel free to visit our page dedicated solely to engagement ring metals and materials. But basically, you need to decide on color and strength. You can opt for yellow, white, pink, or black as a few main choices. However, many options can be plated in another metal to give you a wider range of color options.
Each metal ranks differently on the hardness scale. Decide how much maintenance you want to do and which metal offers the level of strength you are looking for.
Decision 2: Gem
The gem is the shining star of the ring, so you need to make sure you choose a gem (1) that matches the ring material and (2) that the wearer will love long-term.
You have a range of color, quality, size, and price options among gems like diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, and morganite. And with many of those options, you get to decide what level of luxury you want as well. (Better-quality gems will look better, shine better, and last longer. However, you can find a happy medium between quality and price.)
Once you’ve chosen the gem, you get to decide on the shape of the gem (e.g., square, round, oval, or pear cut) and the setting it goes in (e.g., Tiffany, prongs, compass, illusion). Each shape and setting gives off a different vibe and creates a unique aesthetic for the ring.
Decision 3: Details
After the main decisions have been made, it’s time to get into the details of the ring. This includes things like halos, accent stones, and antiquing. With this step, you really get to personalize the ring and make sure it matches the style and personality of the wearer. You can add more gems, include a blend of other metals, or create intricate designs on the band itself.
To learn more about the different parts of an engagement ring, contact us or visit our informational pages about gems, metals, and inscriptions.