Published at Wednesday, August 21st 2019. by Nicolas Létourneau in Wedding Ring.
For many the starting point for purchasing a ring may well be budget setting. Conventional thought suggests that an engagement ring purchase should equal between one and two months’ salary, however, the far superior element is the thought and consideration put into finding your loved ones’ ring that they will likely wear forever.
In 2011, TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com published an in-depth report on engagement and wedding statistics in the United States. It looked at how much the engagement ring and wedding jewelry is worth, what kind of rings the grooms are purchasing and how people are proposing nowadays. ”Jewelry is a significant part of the wedding experience and the 2011 Engagement & Jewelry Study provides unparalleled insight into the multibillion-dollar industry,” said Kristyn Clement, Senior Director of The Knot Market Intelligence at XO Group Inc.
Metal Choice. The three most widely used precious metals are yellow gold, platinum and white gold. Gold has always been the traditional choice, but its yellow undertone makes it a little tricky when it comes to coordinating it with clothing. White gold and platinum, with their silvery-white look are a better option in this regard. White gold is a cheaper alternative to the pricey platinum. When you buy metal bands, make sure you check the jewelry marking.
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.”
This style of wedding rings is not as widely spread as tradition channel set rings. But they are becoming more popular in recent years because of their elegant beauty. The reason they are called tension set is because the stone is hold in place by tension. In tension set engagement rings and wedding rings a stone is set in an opening in the ring itself and held by tension of the open ends of the ring. This style gives your stone a better exposure.
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