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Till death do us part, but what about the ring?

, , , - April 25, 2013 - by: miguel

Till death do us part, but what about the ring?

It’s important to understand the different types of metals used to make wedding bands to ensure your ring looks as good 30 years from now as it did when he slid it on your finger.

Selecting the right material for your engagement ring and wedding band can make or break the bank, but choosing a cheap finish could also cause your ring to tarnish or scratch. Read on so you're fully prepared to purchase your wedding bands, or (subtly) hint at the type of ring you'd like your future partner to purchase!

Yellow or white gold
A natural yellow gold metal is typically mixed with different metal alloys to help strengthen the ring. White gold is actually yellow gold in disguise. To achieve a "white" gold finish, jewelers use rhodium to cover the yellow gold surface. Gold metal finishes are typically 70-75 percent pure and are the least expensive metal options when it comes to engagement rings and wedding bands. 

Rose Gold
Rose gold wedding bands and engagement rings have taken a front row seat in the wedding fashion world over the past few years. The pretty, pink tint is actually composed of yellow gold and a bit of copper. Out of the three main gold finishes, rose gold is the most flattering on all skin tones. Due to its popularity, rose gold will typically be more expensive than its yellow or white counterparts. 

Titanium
A titanium metal is typically used to design men's wedding bands. The metal is corrosion-resistant and hypoallergenic, two qualities you should look for when it comes to your husband-to-be's jewelry. Another reason most men prefer this style wedding band is because it is strong, so it won't get damaged easily, but feels lightweight. The sturdy metal typically has a grey tint to it, but you can also find it in a polished black finish. 

Platinum
Platinum engagement rings and wedding bands are the most expensive metals in the jewelry market. The exclusive metal has a high price tag because it is very difficult to come by. Platinum jewelry is typically made from 90-95 percent pure platinum, so it has a higher density than yellow or white gold rings as described above. The color of a platinum ring is similar to white gold, but many jewelers describe the metal as having a "softer finish." The only downside to platinum wedding bands and engagement rings is that the metal is more prone to scratches than a gold metal. However, many people say that the look of a worn platinum ring looks like satin, so they don't necessarily mind if there are signs of distress on the band. 

For further assistance planning your Arizona wedding, contact LUX Wedding Florist today!

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