Although not necessary, some couples choose matching metals for their wedding bands and engagement ring. Consider which metals you wear regularly. Perhaps the bride wears more gold and the groom wears more silver, etc. The primary ring metal choices are yellow gold, white gold and platinum.
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.
Another purpose to be ensured is the maximum reflection of light from the stone surface. While examining the setting, see that more top surface of diamond is open. It should not be covered by metal at all. Open surface allows for more reflection of light from the surface facets. This reflection gives brilliance and fire to the diamond.
Family Jewelry. A ring, bracelet or necklace that has birthstones and or names and dates in it. As a mom, having a special necklace that has my children’s birth-dates on it is really sweet. I’m able to share the jewelry with others and show off their birthstones.
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.
A simple word of advice; this type of ring is a statement between your chosen mate and yourself. No one has the right to tell either of you what you want your finished ring to be. Semi-precious stones work just fine in letting the world know about your love for one another. A diamond is not necessary if you do not want it.
Each designer of Jewelry new has their own style, ability and own talent to design according to the needs of the people and to their budget. Although most people want the best engagement ring for the woman or lady they love, it has to fit into what they can afford.
Before you disappear and say that that is just too vague, think about it. Your heart chose your girl. It knows her better than your head. So before you start thinking how much you have to spend, whether your mates will think you are under the thumb already, or even what your mother thinks would be a suitable ring, ask yourself this.