Monday, November 15, 2010

How to Find the Best Womens Wedding Rings

Before you start looking for women's wedding rings, you need to determine what type of ring you want.  You need to consider the type of diamond you and the type of material you want the band to be made out of. Here are a few tips to help you choose the perfect women's and men's wedding rings.

1. Type of material: Do you want white gold or yellow gold? Palladium or platinum? The type of material you choose for the band will limit your options as far as the setting goes. If you are going with a thin, jewel inlaid band, you will need a stronger metal to support the diamond.  If you are just choosing a solid band, then regular gold will be fine. This goes for both women's and men's wedding rings.

2. Type of Gem: How big a gem do you want? What is the quality of gem you are intereLONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 24:  A gallery technic...Image by Getty Images via @daylifested in? Quality and size have a big impact on the setting you choose. A gem with cloudy spots may not work well with an open setting. For this type of gem, you want to choose a setting that will conceal and defects in the diamond.

3. Setting: The setting determines how big of a gem you can accommodate (or must use). A large setting will require a large diamond to just look proportional while a small setting may be incapable of supporting a large gem.
When shopping for women's or men's wedding rings, make sure you keep these three principals in the back of your mind at all times.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to get a Good Deal on Wedding Rings

Wedding ring sets are an excellent, but commonly forgotten buying strategy that can be used to get a good deal on a wedding ring and engagement ring. Buying rings in a set is also good because the rings are designed to work together aesthetically. This is important because the engagement ring and the wedding ring are normally worn on the same finger.

Another way to get a good deal on wedding rings is to buy a set of his and hers wedding rings. These wedding rings have been designed in a similar fashion so that the bride and groom will match. These wedding rings can be bought for a fair price since they do not split up a set. It is also much more expensive to buy both rings separately.

When looking at wedding ring sets, don't forget the following:Anillos de Matrimonio, Aros de MatrimonioImage via Wikipedia

1. You can always customize them:
If the his and hers wedding rings are close to what you want, you always have to option to customize the rings. This will help you get closer to the specific look you want, for less. 

2.  Do not settle for something you are not completely happy with:
Just because you can get a good deal does not mean you have to settle. At the end of the day you should both be happy with your purchase and feel you got exactly what you wanted, not just a bargain.

Happy shopping, and remember, do not forget to check out all the great options that exist in wedding ring sets.

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Finding Unique Wedding Rings and Wedding Bands

When it comes to finding unique wedding rings, you have a lot of options. There are currently 100’s of styles of wedding bands to choose from and just as many diamond cuts, sizes and qualities.

When trying to pick out a ring there are a few questions you should be able to answer:

1.    What type of metal does she like? There are many different types of metal that a ring can be made from. You can get a ring made from gold, white gold, rose gold, silver, titanium or platinum. Each metal has different properties, and can affect to overall look and weight of the ring.  Metals such as gold, are soft and easy to work with for jewelers. Metals such as platinum are harder, and are also more costly.

2.    What type of stone does she like? Does she like the antique cushion cut look or a square cut? Does she like a multifaceted diamond or is she interested in a teardrop shaped diamond? The cut of the stone is critical in discovering what kinds of wedding bands you can use.  There are also varying Wedding ring, Byzantium, 7th c. AD, nielloed gold.Image via Wikipediadegrees in quality to gems as well. If she is willing to settle for a lesser quality gem, you may be able to purchase a nicer band, cut or larger stone.

After you have determined what type of stone you want and what bands are available, the rest is easy. Answering these two questions allows you to drastically narrow your choices and will get you one step closer to finding the unique wedding bands you really want.

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Gold Wedding Rings – A Classic

When you think about a marriage what comes to mind? The image of two gold wedding rings being exchanged is probably the first thing you think of. This idea of the gold ring has been a symbol for marriage for hundreds of years. Now a days, with that large selections of gold, the old yellow wedding rings are beginning to look a little bland.  If you want a gold wedding ring you now choose from the following types of gold.

1.    White gold – this gold looks similar to silver but can have a very polished look. White gold is actually an alloy of pure gold mixed with one white metal such as nickel, manganese or palladium. Just like yellow gold, it’s purity is measured in carats.

2.    Rose gold – This is a mix of copper, yellow gold and silver to give it the light pink color.Wedding ringsImage by apdk via Flickr

3.    Yellow gold – Yellow gold is true gold, since all gold is yellow in color. Yellow gold is measured in carats just like the other forms of gold are.

So now that you know what your options are, do you still want to stick with the traditional yellow gold wedding rings?

Personally, I like the look of white gold. I think it is an elegant look that will not go out of style anytime soon. It also looks very sharp with a brilliant cut diamond. Whatever you may choose, I hope I have helped you pick out the perfect wedding rings.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

The Trick To Choosing Engagement Rings

For many men, choosing engagement rings is a daunting task. Choosing rings involves all of the things that a lot of us really aren’t really great at like, fashion, style and color coordination – which is nothing like choosing men’s wedding rings. But don’t worry; here are a couple tricks to find out exactly what she wants in a ring before you have to make any big decisions.

Tip 1: When your girlfriend brings up engagement or marriage, ask subtle probing questions.  This may sound easy but it’s actually quite tricky if you want her to not catch on. If she’s talking about a mutual friend, try to ask her what she thinks about the girls ring. Also, try to ask her what her idea of the perfect wedding would be, because chances are, she will also mention the ring. This is a great “sneak tactic” to gather information from your girlfriend when you are choosing engagement rings.
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Tip 2: Stop by the jewelry store to “look at a watch” and happen to pass by the rings.  When you pass by the rings, make a comment on one that you like and gauge her response. Keep casual about it, and try to figure out which ones she likes the most as ask why. Don’t linger too long though, or she will get the suspicion that something is up.

If you want to make it a surprise, the best way to go about it is by using investigative techniques like the ones above.  Once you have a good idea of what she likes, you can easily find men’s wedding rings to match.

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