Gold Engagement Rings – What to Know and How to Choose
Gold Engagements Rings continue to be one of the most popular choices for guys who are preparing to pop the big question – but that doesn’t mean your ring has to be the same style that all the other women wear.
When shopping for gold rings – or any jewelry – it’s important that you understand that you have many different options, and you should take the time to learn about each one before you make a decision. The classic yellow-gold bands that your mom and grandma wore don’t have to be the same style that you give to your special girl!
By doing a little research, and putting some thought into your purchase, you can surprise your bride-to-be with the ring of her dreams. Use the tips below as a quick guide to getting started.
Choosing Gold Engagement Rings
– Consider the color of your ring.
Remember that gold engagement rings don’t have to be the traditional gold color! These days, white gold is a very popular alternative to traditional yellow gold jewelry. White gold is made by mixing gold with another metal, such as palladium or nickel. As a result, the gold is more of a nickel/silver color, rather than yellow.
– Watch out for “gold plated” jewelry.
If you think you’ve found an amazing deal on super cheap gold rings, think again. If the price seems too good to be true, it’s probably not gold – it’s gold-plated. This means that only a thin layer of gold is covering another type of material. Thus, the value of this type of jewelry is far lower, and over time, the gold plating will likely wear away.
– Carats = purity.
When shopping for gold engagement rings, you’ll need to choose how many carats the gold is. This reflects how pure the gold is. The higher the carats, the more pure it is. As a point of reference, 24K is pure gold, while 12K is about 50% pure (mixed with other metals). Keep in mind that this is different from the carat of the diamond in your ring, which is a separate consideration you’ll need to make.
– Avoid the typical jewelry stores. Traditional jewelry stores (especially the big franchises) get their gold engagement rings from overseas factories, where machines and low-wage workers pump out thousands of the same rings, over and over again. There are several problems with this: 1) The quality of this jewelry is often very low; 2) The prices are heavily inflated; 3) Thousands of other women could have the exact same ring! Not to mention, these jewelry stores are typically staffed by pushy salespeople who are just trying to make a commission on your purchase.
– Consider having your ring custom made.
More men and women are choosing to have their gold engagement rings custom made. This allows them to get the exact ring they want, while ensuring superior craftsmanship and a finished product that is truly one of a kind.
We Make Custom Gold Engagement Rings!
Your final choice of ring should depend on what SHE wants – the type of setting, the style, the size of the diamond and other factors.
At Vanessa Nicole Jewels, we can help you create the ring she’s been dreaming about. Based in San Diego, we create stunning, custom-made engagement rings for clients nationwide, as well as internationally. We use only the highest quality materials, making each ring one at a time with meticulous attention to detail.
To see how easy it is to WOW her with a custom ring, contact Vanessa Nicole today!
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