Diamond Wedding Rings - the Beginning
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Diamond wedding rings are as traditional as you can get. Very few marriages take
place without the exchange of diamond wedding rings. While people do sometimes
shake things up with different types or styles of rings, a diamond is usually
in there somewhere. But with so many gemstones available, why does the diamond
get all the attention? Why is the diamond more prized than say a ruby or garnet?
Read on to find out.
The Rise and Downfall of Diamond Wedding Rings
Couples were getting married long before diamond wedding rings existed. It was totally acceptable to use gemstones such as rubies, emeralds, or sapphires in a wedding ring. However, all of this was before diamonds were widely available. After diamonds were discovered in abundance in Africa, more people started using them for rings. The demand for diamond wedding rings was high, and so was the price. Usually only the very rich could afford diamonds.
Diamonds soon became a status symbol. Since only the rich could afford diamond
wedding rings, having one on your finger said a lot about your place in life.
But soon, the supply of diamonds outweighed the demand. As with anything that
becomes very popular, the market soon became overrun with merchandise. When the
prices for diamonds began to fall, more people were able to afford them. Diamond
wedding rings lost some of their status, and people once again returned to using
Diamond Wedding Rings Make a Comeback
By the mid 20th century, diamond wedding rings became popular again. And they are
still the wedding ring gemstone of choice. Itís highly unlikely that diamond wedding
rings will fall out of favor again. However, what is changing now is how diamond
wedding rings are bought. Online wedding ring sales
at sites like Novori.com are growing every year. People are finding that the place
to find the best quality diamonds and rings at the best prices are online. At Novori
Jewelry, we are an
online jeweler and we pass the savings of low overhead on diamonds and rings directly
to you. We even offer a lowest
price guarantee for Novori. Now more than ever
couples can afford a real natural diamond and go with traditional diamond wedding
If youíre interested in diamond wedding rings, you certainly will have a large
selection. Since most people prefer diamonds, online retailer is the way to go.
It may even be easier to shop online because the selection will be much larger
and more diverse and the prices will certainly be much, much lower than at a local
Tips for Buying Diamond Wedding Rings
- The first thing you should do is set a budget. This isnít so important if youíre
filthy rich, but if youíre not, you will need a budget. There are plenty of inexpensive
wedding rings that are just as beautiful as extremely expensive ones. Setting
a budget, and sticking to it, can save you disappointment later one. At Novori
we like to work within your budget to find the diamond of your dreams.
- Decide what you want ahead of time. Shopping for matching diamond wedding rings can be a lot of fun. But it can also be frustrating. You and your partner must agree on what type of rings to purchase. And if your styles are vastly different, an argument could ensue. To avoid this problem, spend time viewing diamond wedding rings before youíre ready to buy. You can browse online jewelry stores or catalogs to help make your decision. Use this time to decide:
- What size of diamond you prefer.
- If the band will be gold, silver, or platinum.
- The desired setting style.
- If other gemstones besides a diamond will also adorn the ring.
Popular Settings for Diamond Wedding Rings
Most diamond wedding rings can be used with any type of setting. As long as your
band can accommodate the setting you want, then it shouldnít be a problem. For
an idea of which settings work best with which bands, spend time looking at pictures
of diamond wedding rings. You can also speak with a Novori sales representative
for suggestions on how to achieve the look you want.
To make things a bit easier, this section of the article will cover some common settings for diamond wedding rings. The choices are numerous, and can be a bit overwhelming. But donít get stressed out. Shopping for diamond engagement rings should be fun, not a chore.
Three Popular Settings for Diamond Wedding Rings
The Channel setting is also a popular choice. This setting requires the use of numerous diamonds. This choice sets diamonds into a metal channel so they appear to be rapped around the band. Or maybe a better description would be that the diamonds appear to be submerged into the band.
The diamonds lay flat, so the exterior surface is smooth to the touch. This is a great setting for an active person. The diamonds are less likely to suffer damage or fall out of the setting due to rough activity. This setting also serves as a great compliment to a solitaire diamond.
The Prong setting is very popular and the most common way to secure a diamond to
a setting. Many couples chose it because itís
simple, but beautiful as well. The prong setting uses four hooks, sometimes six,
that hold the diamond in place slightly above the band.
The hooks are slender, so theyíre not unsightly or threatening. Since the diamond ring is suspended above the band, it receives an equal amount of light from all directions. This actually creates an optical illusion. Many people say the prong settings cause diamonds to look larger and more stunning.
You can also choose a larger sized diamond if youíre going with a prong setting. Itís better suited for holding larger diamonds than some of the other settings. The prongs can be adjusted to fit the shape and size of the diamond.
This setting uses a metal rim to secure the center stone. The rim extends slightly
above the gemstone, so it appears to be encased. Diamond wedding rings that use
this setting are very noticeable. The Bezel setting is very reliable and secure.
The edges of the gemstone are protected by the rim, so itís almost impossible
to remove a diamond from a Bezel setting without professional tools. Some of the
designer engagement rings at www.novori.com use Bezel setting because of their
beauty and security.
These are only a few settings available for diamond wedding rings. Once you began
your search for the perfect ring, youíll discover many more options. If you need
assistance with your search for a diamond wedding ring or to find a certified
diamond within your price range, please contact us toll free at 1-877-877-4141.
We are here to help.
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