A wedding ring is cherished for a lifetime and should be heavily researched before the purchase is complete. Considering all other wedding costs and fees, a percentage is usually set aside for both the bride’s bridal set and the groom’s wedding band.
The first step is to consider the amount you are willing to spend on these rings. Read about the four C’s of diamonds to maximize your knowledge of diamond quality (cut, color, clarity, and carat) and how it affects pricing and appearance.
If you are looking for alternatives to Diamond Rings for your wedding, you can look into gemstone bridal rings instead. Gemstone rings or a combination of gemstone and diamond bridal sets rings have become more popular in the 21st century. The total price of the rings can be lower when you opt for gemstones instead of strictly diamonds.
This is one reason couples choose these pretty rings. Consider the type of setting you want for you bridal set and make sure the company you buy it from has a reputation for quality, positive customer feedback and of course a return policy in the case that you are not completely satisfied. After all, this is a piece of jewelry that the bride will wear on a daily basis and for the lifetime of the ring.
The two most popular types of settings for diamond bridal sets are prong and channel. Prong setting can include two, four or six prong settings. Considered a very durable type of setting, if the setting is quality, the prongs should hold the diamonds in place. Prongs are generally evenly spaced around the stone.
A quality jeweler will allow you to have the prongs reviewed on a year to year basis, so you can make sure the integrity of the prongs is not weakening over time. Ultimately, when you wear jewelry on a daily basis the likelihood that it will need repair in the future increases.
Channel setting type is one of the most secure types of setting in the jewelry industry. The diamonds are held in a channel, and are generally a little more covered when compared to prong settings.