When choosing an engagement ring, is a difficult choice as it will be somebody else wearing it. Choosing a ring for your partner isn’t easy as there are many options out there, not to mention that they are expensive.
There are a few simple tips to help you when picking an engagement ring. Firstly we would advise you to look in their jewellery box to see if there is a common theme. Do they prefer gold jewellery? Do they prefer jewellery with gemstones or simpler designs?
Choosing the metal for your partner is a difficult choice to make. The choice you will be making is between gold or silver however although there are other metals out there that suit engagement rings like white and rose gold. Nonetheless, if you know your partner won’t like them colours then we are here to help with the common metals for engagement rings.
Once upon a time, people would use skin colour to limit their choices however that is very different now. Skin colour never affects how a ring looks, it is down to personal preference at the end of the day.
Another way to help with choosing metal is by the colour of its veins. It might sound odd but hear us out. Those who have blue veins on their wrists and arms are likely to burn when in the sun. Those who have green veins with a more olive/ darker skin colour will tan instead of burning. For those who burn, choose Gold and for those who tan easily, pick silver.
When choosing your metals, there are a couple of things that you need to remember. Firstly, Gold is more expensive than silver, meaning that you will spend extra on this particular type of ring. If you are on a tight budget, it will probably be best for you to buy a silver engagement ring.
If you are still unsure between gold and silver then consider another metal such as rose gold. This metal has a high amount of gold and gets a pinkish colour from copper.
Another way to help you choose the metal is by picking the gemstone first. Not every gemstone looks good with gold and silver. For example, we think vintage sapphire engagement rings look better with a silver band compared to a gold band. However, when wearing other gemstones such as vintage diamond ruby rings, we would suggest you choose gold to go with these gemstones when worn together.
As you can see, there are many things that you need to consider with jewellery. One of the first things you should do is find out what they prefer, as this can limit the choices with the gemstone as well. However, if you are unsure about what they prefer, you are going to struggle. If they usually wear silver then choose a silver or white gold band. If they usually wear gold jewellery, choose gold or rose gold bands.