An engagement, betrothal, or fiance is a promise to wed, and also the period of time between a marriage proposal and a marriage. During this period, a couple is said to be betrothed, intended, affianced, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. An important element here, especially in the west, is the engagement ring. A ring is a symbol of eternity. It is an outward sign of an inward and spiritual bond which unites two hearts in endless love.
The ring holds a lot of symbolic importance. Its shape, that is, circle, symbolizes infinity as there is no beginning or an end. It is eternal and endless, just the way love is. Also, the ring finger is said to have the symbolism of love as the vein of this finger directly connects to the heart.
Apart from the shape of the ring, the metal with which the engagement ring is made makes it even more special. This article will place a few facts about two trending metal, that is, white gold and platinum, that you can consider before buying The engagement ring. Even though yellow gold and diamond rings are widely used till day as the ideal engagement ring, there is a slight shift in the current trends. White gold and platinum engagement rings are now widely used for proposing all over the world.
Gold finger ring design is the most commonly used design in Indian ring ceremonies. So let’s talk about another form of gold, the White gold. White gold consists of pure gold and is mixed with other alloy metals.to be more specific White gold is mixed with more silver-colored alloys, like palladium and nickel, to give it a paler color. Then it’s plated with rhodium to give it the white gold. Therefore, white gold does not exist on its own. It can usually be bought as 14 Karat (58.5% gold content) or 18 Karat (75% gold content) rings. As a matter of fact, a 14 Karat white gold ring will be more durable than a 14 Karat yellow gold ring due to the different alloy metals. White gold is more durable, as compared to yellow gold because of the mix of alloys. However, it requires maintenance as the rhodium on the white gold wears down. But if you dip it in rhodium, it will be as good as new.
Coming to platinum, it is widely used and is the more precious as it is nearly double the cost of a 14 Karat white gold ring. Platinum is also considered the most precious of all the other metals as it is rare and purer than others. Platinum is quite durable, compared to white gold and is also naturally hypoallergenic, thus a great choice for sensitive skin. If you wish to have a diamond on the ring instead of a plain or engraved ring band, then platinum is the best choice.
So go ahead, choose the best ring as per you and your would-be partner’s preferences. And while you are at it, you can impress your would-be wife with diamond set designs to go with the engagement ring. After all, happy wife, happy life!