It goes without saying that most people choose gold when picking wedding and engagement rings, and it’s for obvious reasons. Gold lets you choose whether you want a yellow, white, or rose gold ring.
While it’s evidently luxurious, it’s important that you choose it with caution. It’s understandable that most people think a gold ring with a higher karat is better because that’s the case with diamonds, but it’ll probably shock you to find out that gold rings with a higher karat are generally not durable.
It is common knowledge among jewelers that twenty-four karats of pure gold can easily get scratched or bent because it’s so soft. Jewels and stones can also easily fall out of them. It’s for this reason that they tend to mix it with other metals like silver, copper, or platinum. 10k gold is the most durable, but it has the lowest gold content because it has only about 50% of pure gold.
If you plan to get a white gold engagement ring, it’s advisable that you rhodium plate it once a year to keep it silvery and bright. Also, you should factor in your lifestyle before choosing a higher gold purity.
If you have an active lifestyle or are concerned about the ring’s longevity, it’s recommended that you opt for 14k or 18k gold engagement rings.
For centuries, gold engagement rings have been a popular choice. Here are a few reasons why that is so:
- Symbolism: Gold is known to be a symbol of luxury, affluence, and sturdiness. Some say it bears with it, the essence of eternal love, this is why many choose it for their engagement and wedding rings. It is known to represent a timeless bond between lovers and encapsulates commitment and dedication for life.
- Tradition: the beliefs