You researched the 4Cs; you asked your significant other's parents for their blessing, and you made one of the biggest purchases of your life - the engagement ring.
For many, the engagement ring is one of the most expensive purchases you encounter after a home or a vehicle. It's highly unlikely that you'll misplace an entire building or a car, but that tiny, precious ring might be a little nerve-wracking to keep track of.
When it comes to engagement and wedding rings, there’s a ton of buzz around the rock, but what about the metal?
If your day-to-day activities might put significant strain on your ring, metal durability and hardness should be high on your priority list.
Start with the seven metals below, keeping in mind that achieving maximum durability or hardness often comes with sacrifices in other areas, like the ability to customize or re-size or a loss of luster over time. Consider all your needs when zeroing in on the perfect metal for your wedding band.
When someone holds a special place in your heart, so do their treasured possessions.
So when you inherit a piece of jewelry from a loved one, you want to do everything you can to honor their memory.
Sometimes that's as simple as keeping the piece safe or wearing it as is. But, other times, you know the owner would want the piece worn, but in a way that makes it as special to you as it was to them.