Tag: Engagement Ring

Pearl Engagement Ring

Nacre is the substance that coats the inside of the shell as well. It is made up of tiny pieces that form layers thus coating not only the shell but the intruding particle. It is strong, iridescent and resilient.

Man has managed to duplicate this process by opening the shell and carefully inserting a piece of shell that has been rounded and polished, along with a piece of the animal from where it originated.

After some time passes, the shell is harvested and a pearl is extracted.

In both instances the system is the same but the pearl that is extracted from the animal that contracted the parasite, or the tiny grit, is called a natural pearl and the pearl that was extracted from the animal that had the round bead inserted in it is called a cultured pearl.

The Mohs scale is used to classify all minerals and diamond, being the hardest, is rated a 10 and talc is the lowest at number 1. Pearl is rated at 2-½ so that means it is very soft.

  1. When you consider buying a pearl engagement ring the first reason to not buy a pearl ring is simply that it is too soft and will wear out quickly. Hand creams, lotions, household cleaners, and cooking oils all have the potential to harm the pearl. Nacre is composed of tiny bars like brickwork with small spaces in between the bricks. The spaces around them can be where these cleaners and oils gather to take away the lustrous beauty of the pearl.
  2. Since the pearl is mostly round, to securely mount it on a ring presents many problems. It can have a small hole drilled in it and then mounted on a post and held in place with glue. The pearl can be accidentally bumped and knocked off the post and then it would be gone. It may be mounted and protected by claws but that means the small surface exposed as the top will wear quickly as it takes the brunt of the abuse.
  3. How long will pearl engagement rings be popular? You must remember that marriages really can last a very long time. My wife and I have been married for 60 years! Her diamond engagement ring has had the claws replaced 8 times over that time. Those claws are white gold, much harder than pearl, and they still wore out. If you are both really stuck on the pearl ring then I would suggest you buy the diamond engagement ring and gift her with a pearl ring later.

Choose an Art Deco Engagement Ring

The benefit to working within your budget and only looking at rings that fall into this category is that you don’t waste valuable time looking at rings that are out of financial reach, wasting time you could have been using selection from the choice of art deco engagement rings you can afford.

Know the size of ring you need to be looking for. Remember when choosing an art deco engagement ring, if you choose slightly too big, it can be resided, but buying too small can make it slightly harder and it will take longer to have it sized perfectly to fit your future brides finger. Obviously you cannot ask your future bride for her ring size without letting her know you are ring shopping. This means that an average guess is the only way to ensure you get it right.

Know if the woman you are about to ask to marry you follows current trends. Is she fashionable, does she follow what everyone else is wearing, does she focus heavily on fashion? Knowing how she feels about fashion and current fashion trends can help you identify which of the art deco engagement rings is the best choice for her. If she is very modern and up to date, then you may find that a ring like this is not the best choice moving forward and you need to focus on a modern ring that meets her personality perfectly.

Her career is also going to play a role in the best design and styled ring to choose. A woman who works in an office environment can wear a delicate ring with ease without the risk of breaking and damaging it. Yet a woman working with her hands, whether in the kitchen environment or in a manufacturing environment, will benefit from a ring that is strong, durable and sturdy. A delicate ring is only asking for damage in this type of working environment.

Choose a reputable jeweler to work with to help you find the perfect art deco engagement rings which are going to make a statement when you propose to your future wife. You want her to be wowed by the ring, the fact you know her so well and that your selection is something she would have chosen herself. This means working with your jeweler, letting them make recommendations and then making a final decision you feel is something that she will want to wear with pride now and in the future.