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Gold Engagement Rings: Are They The Best Options?

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Tradition: the beliefs
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What to do if a diamond falls out of your engagement ring

A diamond fell out of my engagement ring! Why that sometimes happens and what to do about it, according to jewellery experts

It’s every bride’s worst nightmare: one moment you’re living your best married and/or engaged life, the next, you look at the sparkler on your left hand and see that a diamond, or worse, the centre diamond, has vanished from your ring. 

Of course, feelings of panic are bound to ensue as you scramble around looking for the lost stone, and once the initial shock of discovering you’re missing a diamond has abated, you need to take a series of decisive steps in fairly rapid succession.

But before we offer suggestions on how best to resolve this unfortunate situation, examining its causality can help you avoid such an undesirable position in the first place. 

Read more: How to keep jewels gleaming

diamond fell out of my ring

There are a number of reasons a stone might have fallen out of your engagement ring but the general consensus amongst jewellers is that it’s usually due to wear and tear and improper maintenance.  

“Diamonds, gemstones and jewellery are expensive purchases. However, they are not indestructible,” says James Allen gemologist Lorraine Branter. “Damage can happen during an accident or from wear and tear over time.” 

This means no matter how careful you are, your ring is still susceptible to damage due to being worn on a daily basis and a plan to service your ring at least once annually is in order. 

Ritani gemologist Ryan Kelsie suggests a bi-annual check-up would be preferable. “It would be best if you had your ring examined by a jeweller every six months to ensure your prongs are secure to avoid losing any stones,” he says. Of course, there is the possibility that the diamond fell out due to a

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