If you are reading this article the I assume you are planning to pop the question. The key ingredient is the ring. And for many reasons, white gold engagement rings should be your choice.
White gold is a sort of alloy where pure gold is mixed with other metals such as silver, palladium or rhodium. Rhodium gives white gold its luminescent glow. However, this can wear off but it can be reapplied every year to five years for a low cost depending on the decoration of the ring.
White gold is rated in quality just as yellow gold is.
Typically, inside the ring is stamped 18k, 14k or 9k. In the highest, 18k, the gold level is 75% while the white metal, whatever is being used, is 25%. Most additions to gold are nickel or palladium and gold that is 9k is 3 parts of gold to 5 parts of silver.
A common plus side of purchasing white gold is the price.
It costs less than platinum which means you can put more money towards better stones or a sharper design detail of your ring. White gold can actually cost a fourth of the price of platinum. Remember when figuring the total cost of your ring to figure in the occasional refinishing if it is needed.
White gold is relatively lighter than platinum as well. It is even stronger than yellow gold and more durable as well. Yellow gold can be soft and scratch or dent easily while the mixture of w gold causes a stronger band that will look beautiful and stay resistant for decades.
White gold engagement rings are much more versatile than yellow gold ones.
White gold goes with any style, making this the perfect choice for a material. It is flawless in its elegance and simply beautiful. It works to enhance the sparkle and shine of your gemstones, especially diamonds. Yellow gold can give a dull tone to even the sharpest of diamonds.
There is a slight drawback however.
Because white gold looks so much like silver, it is quite often mistaken for the material, even when it is of the highest quality. But rest assured, the choice of gold for an engagement ring will be the perfect one and your loved one will adore it.
The only other suggestion I have is that if you are planning on buying a diamond ring to please do a bit of research and educate yourself about diamonds a bit. It is really easy to pay as much as $1500 too much for a diamond. On my website below you read up a little more about how diamonds are graded and what qualities you want to look for in your purchase. Don’t worry it is actually very interesting stuff.