Engagement ring shopping is an exciting experience. There are so many options to choose from and a lot of decisions to make, such as the color and shape of the diamond. Many people focus primarily on the diamond and not as much on the metal of the ring. However, the type of metal is important for the overall aesthetic of the ring! Picking the right metal will complement the diamond and ensure your ring is durable. Not sure what metal to get? Keep reading to compare the most common options.
Sterling silver is often chosen over other metals because of its affordability! The metal is sold at a relatively lower price when compared with other metals. This may be because silver is slightly less durable than white gold. But this is nothing to worry about! With every purchase at Tobin Jewelers, you will receive a complimentary lifetime warranty. Cleaning and inspection, diamond/stone tightening, rhodium plating, soldering, and all repair services are included at no extra fee.
The durability of gold is measured by how many karats it contains. Pure gold is made up of 24 karats and is rarely used for engagement rings due to its softness, making it more susceptible to scratches and damage. 18 karat gold is 25% metal alloys, making it more durable. 14 karat gold is most commonly used for engagement rings, consisting of 58.3% gold. This metal is more durable than 18 karat gold and still holds high-quality and value.
If you choose gold as the metal for your engagement ring, you may find some scratches on it after years of wear. However, these scratches can always be smoothed out by Tobin Jewelers at no extra cost.
Rose gold has been a trendy choice of metal for engagement rings in recent years. This beautiful shade of gold is unique and different from engagement rings of the past. Its pinkish hue brings a chic and luxurious feel to a ring, making you feel unique. While this type of metal may not be as timeless as gold or silver, it’s still just as gorgeous, and is the preferred choice for a lot of brides these days.
Ready to choose your engagement ring? Visit us at the Tobin Jewelers showrooms located in Mequon or New Berlin! Our quality craftsmanship ensures that our customers get the finest quality jewelry around. Our jewelry is guaranteed for life and crafted to last. Visit our website or stop by our showrooms to get a closer look at your engagement ring today!