The engagement ring is usually a more blingy ring with a large gemstone, used to propose for marriage. This ring is worn as a symbol that you in a relationship, but haven’t tied the knot yet. When you think engagement ring, you think large diamonds and gems, thicker bands embellished with more stones and probably a hefty price tag.
The wedding rings are the rings that you use for the wedding ceremony. This is a symbol of spending the rest of your time together. Wearing the wedding ring will be an everyday thing. Wedding rings are usually plain in design. Usually couples choose to have similar wedding ring designs.
Wedding Ring Metals & Materials:
When it comes to the metal the ring is made of, the harder metals are best, because your wedding ring needs to last a lifetime. Platinum is known for its extreme hardness and its beautiful white colour that never fades.
The three most popular shades of gold are Yellow Gold, White Gold, and Rose Gold. The more traditional bride will love Yellow Gold whereas Rose Gold is currently very trendy and popular. White Gold rings are usually plated and therefore, it can lose its white colour over time.
Rings are also made of the following materials:
- Ceramic – No this is not made of the same stuff as your coffee cup! Even though it is called ceramic, it is actually a super strong compound of Titanium and Ceramic called Titanium Carbide
- Tungsten – Mostly Men’s rings
- Zirconium – Corrosion Resistant Metal also used in nuclear reactors!
- Wood – Wooden Rings are the new trend on the block! Rather than having the whole ring made of wood, which would not be very durable, wood is inserted in a ring that is predominantly made of metal.