Designing Engagement Rings Of Your Choice

The Band. The band is the metal part of the ring. This is the part that goes around the finger. Usually, the band is made out of gold, white gold, silver, or platinum. The best choice would be platinum, because of two reasons. Platinum is the sturdiest metal among these, and being so, it symbolizes a strong bond between the couple.

Jewelry brokers offer a professional service for a fee. Think of a jewelry broker as a hired professional working for you against a very sophisticated market like the jewelry industry. Make sure their allegiance is to you alone. Most jewelry brokers are highly trained in gems and jewelry. Jewelry brokers charge a percentage ranging from 10% to 50% depending on the type of service provided. Brokers can assist with a piece going to a top auction house or find a local dealer willing to pay top dollar fast. Some jewelry brokers also act as a dealer and buy out right for an immediate transaction. Jewelry brokers are usually found in major cities and include a jewelry and diamond finding service.

Estate is a general term used to describe previously owned. That fact is one of the determining factors. Preowned jewelry by in large is not as valuable as new. Some people will never buy a previous owned engagement set for superstitious reasons. I have had clients who could have saved hundreds of dollars if they would have bought a preowned ring, but refused.

Antique Jewelry new of the Victorian era (1835-1900) were generally set in yellow or rose gold. Most of them were diamonds or pearls and could be found in a variety of designs from the very simple to some very complex.

The Cuts. The stones mounted on these rings can be cut into different shapes. The most favored is the round solitaire cut. This is just one big gem, usually diamond, mounted on the ring. The other cuts include the emerald cut, radiant cut, marquis cut, princess cut, pear cut, oval cut, and rose cut, among others.

There is an old saying that old is gold and the fact is true by every means. People or women specially love those gemstones which are unique and rarely found on earth. These rarely or vintage gemstones are generally kept by the great grandmothers in their precious gemstone box only to pass it on to their successor. These rings are unique and thus it gives a good feeling to any women who are wearing it. Women love these rings because it shows the amount of love their ancestors have towards them. Thus wearing such a precious gemstone on the day of their wedding and that too as an engagement ring gives a great feeling.

In addition to this, you should never wear your bangle or your ring jewellery before you put suntan lotion or any type of cream on your skin. This can create a negative impact on your silver.

Hair bling is another of the most popular hot new jewelry trends. Whether you wear an up do or wear your hair down, beret’s and tiaras are being seen more often in hairstyles. It is a great way to take your hairstyle from run of the mill to exotic, just by adding a few pieces to your finished style. Now it is simple to create glamor right at home, by the placement of hair jewelry.