A ring can be just a piece of jewelry that you wear on your finger or it can be a symbol of something more. It can mark you as a member of a certain group, it can be a family heirloom, it can be a reward for achieving something or it can be an indicator of your current relationship and your relationship’s status. Engagement rings and wedding rings are the most popular type of rings.
Almost everyone at some point in their lives ends up looking for the perfect engagement ring. Traditionally only women wore engagement rings but over the past decade mens engagement rings have become very popular. Eternity rings have also become very popular and these rings are bought well into the marriage. In this article we will find out more about the different types of rings and what you should consider when you are buying them.
Diamond rings are the most popular type of engagement ring. Mens engagement rings are also available with diamonds but can also have any other stone worked into the design. When you are looking at diamond rings you should keep the four ‘C’s in mind. The diamond is the most important part of a diamond ring and when you are selecting the diamond the first thing you should look at is the cut.
The cut is important because how much the diamond sparkles depends a lot on the cut. The sparkle of a diamond comes from the facets on it which refracts light and the better the cut of the diamond hk the more it will sparkle. The second thing you should look at is the clarity. Diamonds have natural flaws or inclusions in them. The visibility, number and size of these inclusions will determine its clarity. Colorless diamonds are the most highly coveted as they allow for the most refraction of light though colored or fancy diamonds can also be quite exquisite. The last C to consider when looking at diamond rings is carat.
A carat is a unit of weight by which diamonds are measured. The larger the diamond the more expensive it will be. If you concentrate on the four C’s you will find the perfect diamond ring.
Another popular type of ring is the eternity ring. This type of ring is given by husbands to their wives well into the marriage on the occasion of an anniversary and symbolizes endless and enduring love. Instead of one large diamond an eternity ring has a continuous line of identically cut diamonds or other gem stones. The presence of stones all the way around the ring can be cumbersome and that’s why some people prefer having stones only on the face of the ring, This is called a half eternity ring. Eternity rings are great anniversary gift and are a good way of showing your loved one that you care.
Whether you are buying diamond rings or eternity rings or are looking at mens engagement rings, make sure you buy a ring that comes with the appropriate certificates and is of good quality. Do your research and most importantly buy a ring that you think looks good and you will never regret your purchase.