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What Metal Should Be Used for Engagement Rings?

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Rings are not for everyone because they are uncomfortable. Wedding bands, on the other hand, are an exception: almost all married people wear them. Some people wear it all the time, while others only wear it on special occasions, but most of us wear engagement rings for the majority of our lives.

So, let's look at what metal is best for choosing wedding rings that meet all of the requirements.

Fundamental selection criteria

When selecting a cloth for engagement rings, keep the following factors in mind:

  • Aesthetics and conformity to current fashion standards.
  • Durability and practicality.
  • Adherence to religious canons.
  • Affordability

Despite the emergence of numerous alternative jewelry materials, metal rings remain the undisputed leaders.

Most couples traditionally select noble metal engagement rings made of gold, silver, platinum, palladium, and Moissanite. However, some newlyweds prefer alternative materials, not only for economic reasons, but also because of their own beliefs and ideas about style.

In light of the foregoing, consider the two most prominent contenders in this category: gold and silver. The vast majority of newlyweds choose them because they are the best option in terms of aesthetics, practicality, and religious beliefs.

If you intend to use wedding rings for church weddings as well, stick to gold and/or silver. The bride's ring is traditionally silver, while the groom's ring is gold. During the ceremony, rings are exchanged three times: the bride receives a gold ring, and the groom receives a silver ring. However, this is no longer considered dogma: wedding rings of the same metal are permitted.

Engagement Rings in Gold

Many couples believe that an engagement ring should be made entirely of gold. This bright metal is ideal in almost every way, and it also adheres to wedding traditions.

Because aurum is a very soft metal, jewelry is not made of pure gold. Pure gold rings would be slightly stronger than plasticine and crumble under the slightest load.

The following are the most popular gold engagement ring colors:

  • Yellow

    This is a common color of noble aurum, but keep in mind that it is not used in jewelry in its pure form. As a result, copper and silver are used as ligatures to keep the alloy's traditional sunny hue. The softest of all standard jewelry alloys is high-grade yellow gold.

  • Red (pink)

    Red gold is made in the same way that yellow gold is. Red gold only contains copper ligatures, whereas pink gold contains copper and silver in a different proportion than yellow gold. Zinc addition can give the alloy a stimulating red-yellow color. Red and rose gold are less difficult to use and maintain than yellow gold.

  • White

    The jewelry alloy is frequently misidentified as platinum, which is not far from the truth: platinum group additives, usually palladium or platinum itself, are used to create the jewelry alloy. For added plasticity, some copper could be added. Alloy is very expensive, but it is extremely fashionable and goes with any outfit, as well as silver jewelry.

Engagement Rings in Silver

Silver engagement rings are an order of magnitude less expensive than gold engagement rings, which influences the choice of many couples. However, in the case of silver, you'll be able to afford more massive and outwardly luxurious rings within a reasonable budget.

Because workmanship is most valued in the case of silver, it is impossible to speak unequivocally about the affordability of silver rings.

What other material was used to make the rings?

Do you believe we've examined all of the ring materials available on the shopping network? Absolutely not! The imagination of jewelers is so intricate, and thus the technology, that even the most unusual requests can be accommodated.

Many couples, for example, prefer jewelry steel rings. By the way, this is frequently correct from the standpoint of medieval religious canons, which state that "the husband is entitled to an iron ring as an indication of strength..."

But what are we talking about when we talk about metals? More jewelry resins, ceramics, semi-precious and decorative minerals, and other materials are used for engagement rings and other purposes. You must make your own decision.

Conclusion

Remember that your future family life is not dependent on the right rings, but on your desire to be happy near them!

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