The marriage proposal is one of the most important moments in your life. In particular, choosing an engagement ring is undoubtedly one of the most difficult steps there is. “Will she like it?” Is this the right form? Have I allocated enough budgets? Is the jewelry of good quality? How can I be sure that I am not mistaken? ” As you look at the collections of Alexander Sparks you can find the right choices there.
So many questions that many men have asked themselves and which deserve answers. It therefore seemed essential to us to provide you with a method to embark on the adventure without feeling too lost.
Where does this assurance come from? On the one hand, according to studies and surveys among the population on the other hand, professionals have closely studied thousands of satisfied customers and especially their fiancées, amazed by the chosen jewel.
Analyzing style, rationalizing the choice thanks to a few tangible principles, respecting the budget so many elements develop a method to help you find the jewel that will amaze her. Let’s start with some essential definitions:
What Is An Engagement Ring?
The engagement ring is a piece of jewelry that is offered as a symbol of commitment. Nowadays, this piece is often a solitaire (i.e. a ring adorned with a center stone). This can be worked in different ways: with a diamond paving around the center stone, on the ring, or both, for that matter. But beyond this classic choice, the engagement ring can also present a more original and creative design, far from the traditional solitaire. In the end, the symbol always remains the same: a jewel offered for love.
While the ritual of exchanging engagement rings has evolved over time, the tradition of offering a jewel as a symbol of love has been around since the beginning of time and has been passed down through many countries, social circles, and religions: whether in Ancient Rome, when the ‘one offered to his future bride a chiselled gold ring, in the Middle Ages, with the first jewels adorned with gems, or in the twentieth century, with the introduction of the center diamond.
We distinguish the engagement ring from the alliance, which generally takes the form of a round ring, in precious metal, sometimes paved with precious stones. The pure and circular form of the covenant symbolizes the eternal union between two people who love each other. It is traditionally offered on the wedding day.
Do We Always Wear It On The Same Finger As The Wedding Ring?
Traditionally, the wedding ring and the engagement ring are both worn on the left ring finger. The legend says that these jewels symbols of love are worn on this finger because it would be directly connected to the heart by a vein.
We read a lot of things about the order to be respected between the two rings: the engagement rings first, because it would be chronologically priority or the wedding ring first, to keep it closer to the heart. No of surveys and experiences simply show that there is no rule, and that depending on the designs, the comfort and the desires, you can decide to place the wedding ring in front of or behind the engagement ring on the ring finger, without being afraid of making a mistake.
If the two jewels chosen do not allow them to be worn on the same finger for example if the engagement ring has an imposing center stone, it is customary that the wedding ring remains on the left hand and that the engagement ring on the other hand, switches to the right ring finger.
If your fiancée is very sensitive to the fact of wearing her two jewels on the same finger, you will have to be careful to choose an engagement ring that allows it: in general, it is better to choose a straight ring and a center stone that is not too voluminous, or so raised enough in its basket to pass over the wedding rings. If in doubt, simply call or make an appointment in any jewelry stores for step-by-step guidance on this type of constraint.
What Is 18 Cts Or 750 Thousandths Gold?
Gold 750 thousandths (750 ‰) and 18 carats (18 cts) are the two terminologies accepted to designate the same thing: the precious metal of choice used in jewelry. Indeed, contrary to what one might think, we do not use pure gold (also called 24 carats) in jewelry because it would be too soft to be worked properly.
As an example, gold 750 thousandths (or 18 cts) denotes a combination of 75 percent fine gold (therefore pure gold) and 25 percent other metals like silver and copper, which will solidify the alloy as a result. It is because of this percentage (which is referred to as the “label” in technical terms) that 750 thousandths gold gets its name.
There are also other materials used in jewelry: 14k gold and 9k gold. These have a lower proportion of pure gold in the alloy: 37% in the case of 9 karat gold and 58.5% in the case of 14 karat gold. Less expensive, their behavior is however less good over time. This explains why 18 kt gold constitutes the perfect balance between resistance and hardness and has made it the benchmark metal in jewelry for decades.
What Is A “Carat”? Is The Karat Of A Stone The Same As The Karat Of Gold?
The karat or carat system (both spellings are possible) was invented in the 14th century to simplify the use of gold in trade. It is simply a unit of measure for the purity of precious metals such as gold.
For stones, we also use the term carat, we must however distinguish between the two concepts. This is because “carat” is used as a unit of mass for gemstones. For a diamond, we will say for example that it “weighs” or “makes” 1 carat: it is quite simply its weight. A carat is worth exactly 0.2 grams nowadays it used to correspond to the weight of a carob seed, which had the reputation of presenting a little variable weight from one seed to another hence the term “carat”. In short, beware: the carat of gold is not the same as the carat of stones.