While the traditional diamond ring’s popularity remains intact, unusual engagement rings are gaining in their prevalence. There is quite a variety of designer engagement rings available to choose from. If the designer rings are not quite right, people can design their own rings.There are quite a few deviations from the traditional that look gorgeous and striking. Some options are rings made simply of blends of metal, those that mimic cocktail rings by featuring a center gemstone other than a diamond or a unique design, culturally-based rings, variations on the classic diamond, and antique rings.
14- carat gold is only one of the many metal bases available. Noted for its durability and resistance to scratches, titanium is rising in popularity. Platinum is another option if someone wants the same durability as titanium, but would like to add a touch of elegance. Additional options are rose gold, palladium and white gold or yellow gold.
An engagement ring need not have a diamond as its gemstone in order to look classy.Many designer engagement rings are now including gems like the amethyst, the emerald, the aquamarine, the pearl, the ruby or the sapphire. These are not the only types of gems that can be used, but they do have special significance. The amethyst symbolizes deep love, happiness, sincerity and wealth. Tranquillity, hope, renewal and spring are the characteristics of the emerald. The pearl is another example. It represents wealth, integrity, purity wisdom, beauty and faithfulness.
The Turkish puzzle ring, Hawaiian name rings, the Russian trinity ring and the Irish Claddagh ring are all highly valued in various cultures. Additionally, one could choose a Japanese design of Mokume Gane. The Claddagh ring has two hands surrounding a heart and is topped with a crown. Each of the elements of the motif show one of the characteristics of loyalty, friendship and love. Various colored metals are blended together to create the Russian trinity ring. In a similar fashion, Mokume Gane is made of mixed metals with patterns. Since Mokume Gane is a highly skilled art, any rings in this style need to be special ordered.
The old adage “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” is not necessarily relevant in the current era. This does not mean that some people do not still prefer diamonds; it simply means that tastes are expanding. Those on the hunt for designer engagement rings might look to other cultures. The Irish Claddagh ring and the Turkish puzzle rings are just two examples of uncommon engagement rings and wedding bands. They might also look at gemstones like pearls or amethysts; each of which has special significance. Unique rings can also be created with varied metal bands.Colored metals used for trinity rings, Mokume Gane and rose gold are all unique metals. %LINIK1% are also a good option if nothing else appeals or seems to fit the couple.