From wedding rings with diamonds to pearls and from rubies to crystals: you can decorate your wedding ring with many stones in different shapes, sizes and colors. Yes, there is even more to it when you are going to choose wedding rings. Wedding rings with colored stones are very trendy. This can be a large colored stone, but it is also nice to combine it with smaller, white stones. Get some inspiration in our wedding rings inspiration gallery with photos of Emerald Moissanite Rings with stones.
Diamond wedding ring
Diamond is the hardest material found in nature. The four C’s (Cut, Carat, Clarity, and Color) determine the price of this precious stone. What do you have to pay attention to when choosing your wedding rings?
Cut: The quality of a cut diamond is determined by proportion and symmetry. The better the proportions, the more the diamond is worth.
Carat: The weight of the diamond is expressed in carats. 1 carat stands for 0.2 grams of gemstone and is always displayed in two decimal places (e.g. 0.24 carat).
Clarity: The less impurities the more valuable it will be. A diamond can get impurities during the growth process (e.g. in the structure), but also during cutting.
Color: The color determines the value of the stone. The more colorless the diamond the more valuable it is. Ten percent of all diamonds have a color other than white or yellow. Especially blue and pink diamonds are very expensive.
One carat of gold means a lot different than one carat of diamond. With diamonds you say something about the weight, with gold you speak about the content of pure gold in the jewelry. We love diamonds.
Wedding ring with zirconia
Do you have no money for real diamonds, but do you want to continue the look in your wedding ring? Then zirconia stones are a perfect alternative. This man-made mineral may shine slightly less than real diamonds, but you will see more colors in the brilliance. It is very difficult for the human eye to tell the difference between the two stones and zirconia is the alternative that comes closest to a real diamond in appearance. It is therefore the most expensive of the alternatives mentioned here, but in comparison with diamonds certainly a lot cheaper.
Wedding ring with crystal
Crystal is distinguished into two different types. So you have the minerals rock crystal and crystal glass. Swarovski crystal is an example of the latter kind. This involves mixing glass with a high content more than thirty percent of lead. Due to a high so-called refractive index the way in which the light is reflected, the stones shine towards you. The refractive index is fixed per material. For example, diamond has a refractive index of 2.4 and zirconia has a refractive index of 2.2. This means that diamonds reflect a little more light, but the difference is minimal.
Pearls in your wedding ring
Pearls come in different colors. For example, you have them in white, pink and black. They are made by mollusks often oysters. The thickness of the layers of the pearl determines the shine of the pearl: the thinner, the more shine. Since pearls are rare, they come at a higher price. A good alternative are cultivated pearls that are cultivated. Nowadays there are also eco pearls on the market that are made in an ecological way, using techniques that have a less bad influence on nature. Another option is glass beads. With a glass pearl, the core is made of glass and that core is surrounded by several layers of mother-of-pearl. Of course you can also use pearls as a bridal accessory. So inform yourself well about this when you choose wedding rings.
Wedding ring with gemstones
Not afraid to show your colors? Then choose one of these well-known gemstones in your wedding ring:
- Ruby: the deep red gemstone;
- Sapphire: known for its dark blue color;
- Topaz: occurs in many colors due to contamination, for example brown;
- Aquamarine: it can be pale green or pale blue;
- Emerald: known for its green color.
Each stone is rare and unique. Gemstones also have a certain meaning. Ruby works heart-strengthening and sapphire gives strength, honor and immortality. In addition, gemstones are linked to the different zodiac signs, so it can be a great idea to have the gemstone of your lover’s zodiac sign incorporated into your wedding ring.
Engrave wedding rings
To give your wedding ring that little bit more character, you can have the ring engraved. Nowadays it is also possible to have wedding rings made with a fingerprint or to have the heartbeat of your partner put in the ring. In addition, you can of course also think of each other’s names and the date of your wedding day, the most common engraving when it comes to wedding rings. You can go for sleek block letters or for classy, elegant letters. How many letters can be engraved in the ring depends on the width of your wedding ring.
The costs per letter can vary from 0.25 cents to 3 euros per letter. Sometimes engraving is also free at the store where you buy the ring. So be well informed. Questions such as “which engraving is the deepest and therefore lasts the longest?” you must make sure. Also view photos of personal wedding rings with heart rate or fingerprint.
What shape of wedding ring do you choose? There are various options, such as flat and round wedding rings, but also rings in special shapes. In addition, there are various options for placing one or more diamonds in your wedding ring, so you can also make a choice here.
Flat and round wedding rings
The flat wedding ring is sleek. This is the most classic form of the wedding ring, as it used to be. You can also opt for a rounded shape, which generally increases wearing comfort. Both shapes can consist of one metal, but also of a combination of several, so that you get bicolor and tricolor wedding rings. You can also have a stone incorporated or engraved a text or name.
Solitaire and eternity ring
The most common wedding rings are the solitaire ring and the eternity ring. The solitaire ring is a round ring with one large stone alone (solitaire) on top. There are various options for the setting of the diamond. An eternity ring is a ring that is set all around with stones and thus continues ‘eternally’. Do you want something different? Then choose a combination of several styles. For example, it can be nice to combine the idea of an eternity ring and a solitaire ring. You then get a ring that is set all around with stones, with a larger stone on top.