Diamond Jewellery - Perfect Women Wedding Rings
Although engagement rings are normally set with diamonds, women wedding rings traditionally are not. A single band made of gold can be the ordinary choice for a ladies wedding ring. However, with todays options and evolving preferences brides often select rings set with diamonds featuring both rare metal and a precious stone, or stones.
Women wedding rings are typically made of gold metal; there is also platinum, but yellow gold is another increasingly popular colour for many women. Others prefer red or white gold and even other metals such as palladium. Brides-to-be can choose between 9ct and 18ct gold, which are the usual choices due to their durability, as opposed to 21 carat gold. Gold of-course does not rust, corrode or tarnish, on top of its amazing malleability. Men, on the other hand, have also started to use titanium as a metal for wedding bands.
Couples can choose readymade rings at a reputed retail outlet or they can opt for designer women wedding rings. These rings are designed and crafted by manufacturing jewellers and industry specialists.Couples can approach them with a design of their own - this can be merely a concept or a sketch of what they have in mind. When the design is completed, an illustration can be viewed in 3D and this gives couples a good idea of what the finished product will look like. After they have approved the design, a mould is made and manufacturing commences.
It helps to have some knowledge on diamonds when you intend to buy them, as in the case of women wedding rings, engagement rings or other diamond jewellery. Diamonds are classified according to the 4C’s, namely Colour, Clarity, Carat and Cut and each of these has an impact on the eventual price and value of the piece. Pink or blue diamonds are higher in value than white ones and the greater the carat the more expensive the diamond. The latter refers to the weight of the stone where one carat equals 200 mg, and for diamonds weighing less than that they are referred to as point two carat, for instance. Cut refers to the design style of the stone itself, for instance the princess cut, square cut - indicating the stone shape.
Reputable diamond dealers are members of the South African Diamond Club and they use stones certified by the Jewellery Council of South Africa, EGL and DIA. South Africa is well-known for its diamond industry and most diamonds bought here are from the local mines. Diamonds have been around for a long time, but times have changed and nowadays women wedding rings can be selected, shopped or designed from the comfort of your home since the internet and online shopping has made it all so much easier.