Published at Saturday, 21 September 2019. Wedding Ring. By Ophelia Montminy.
For many years, it was thought that diamonds worn on the left hand would ward off evil spirits and they signified betrothal to the public. Finally, those who could afford it began to call it a diamond engagement ring. The popularity of the diamond engagement ring really began to take off in 1938 when the advertising slogan, Diamonds are Forever, was coined and when De Beers introduced the control system that successfully worked as diamonds were withheld from the market by way of a monopoly. In the early 20th century, one of the chairman of De Beers Diamond Mining Corporation optimistically predicted that the diamond trade would prosper, ”so long as men are foolish and women are vain.”
Popular selections for men’s ring metals include gold, both yellow and white, platinum, titanium, tungsten, and palladium. From a hard wearing point of view, palladium, platinum, tungsten, ceramic, and titanium rings are all very strong. These metals are also great for anyone with skin issues as they are all hypo-allergenic. From a budget point of view, platinum will cost you the most, followed by the golds, and then palladium.
If you are looking at less traditional choices, Rose gold looks beautiful too. It has a pink shade and is made by alloying yellow gold with copper. Tungsten bands are a suitable option for men. Silver can also be used as a metal for wedding rings. However, it is not the perfect material because unlike gold, it is very soft and is easily damaged, disfigured and scratched.
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