Wedding is the most pious custom of the human societies since the beginning of civilization on earth. This custom marks the healthy eternities of life and society itself in a self-nourishing manner such that everyone loves to be a part of this custom. The young minds deeply cherish the thought of getting along with their loved one and make a bright beginning of life together as a couple. With so much of real authentic value attached with such an occasion/custom, the same needs to be celebrated with high pomp and fervour. Towards this initiative, the jewellery and attires serve as the finest icons and cultures around the world have really pooled calibres with pure dedication. The precious metals jewellery deserves special mention and some icons of it like the wedding rings for the bride are great adorations. There is still a high demand of the bridal wedding rings while the goldsmith firms and artists have been catering the finest forms and designs of these.
Rings are typically simple concept but offer much of the jewel value for the bride at her big occasion! Since times immemorial, the rings are being designed in precious gold and studded with gemstones like diamonds and others. The idea is to offer a decorative feel for the hands and fingers of the bride. During the course of time, like all other jewellery items, the wedding and engagement rings have also evolved and got more attractive through finer designs and makes. So what are the current trends and available choices of the wedding rings? Let’s look into these.
The metal choices
While we have already noted that gold has remained as the best choice for the wedding rings, it should be stated that the last decade has seen materials interventions and there have emerged exotic alloys in gold.
- Rose gold - The rose gold and red gold are the options that generate a bright appeal towards the beholder. These alloys contain 50% to 75% of gold content and rest could be copper that deliver the typical pink or red colour to the metal. The typical colour and tone of this alloy matches superbly well with the exotic gems like diamonds, rubies and amethysts.
- White gold – it is another fine alloy where gold is 75% and the rest is a white metal, typically nickel. The overall look and appearance of this alloy emerges out as super lustrous one that matches perfectly well with the diamonds and zirconia stones.
The studding is yet another dimension in it and defines the whole character and appeal of the ring. Depending upon the personal choices, the bride can choose different gemstones to decorate her wedding rings. In fact, rings could be decorated with different stones. Apart from the diamonds as the natural appeal, the rubies, emeralds, sapphires (blue and yellow), opal and topaz are good options that offer the lustre and colour at much lower prices than the diamonds. Cubic cut zirconia stones are also considered really good to make out the decorative rings.
The modern designs include the broader band types with intricate metal mesh, the flower type’s larger décor rings and the gemstone studded raised ones.