From the love poems of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss to Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March” (itself inspired by the marital happily ever after at the end of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream), demonstrations of beauty and declarations of love have gone hand in engaged hand for centuries.
We can’t all write plays or paint paintings, compose sonnets or music, but we can all find a concrete manifestation of our love for our hopeful fiancées in the elegant mountings and careful craftsmanship of engagement rings. Here, then, are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when searching for the best engagement ring mountings.
Deciding on the Gemstone
First and foremost, of course, you’re going to want to decide early on just what the centerpiece of your engagement ring is going to be – that is, what type of gemstone it should feature. On the surface, that would seem obvious – after all, “Diamonds Are Forever!.” That said, one of the most critical elements of getting a great engagement ring is finding something which – similar to those works of art – perfectly encapsulates your feelings towards your fiancée-to-be.
As such, when considering engagement ring mountings, the best jewelers offer a wide variety of options, from sapphires to rubies to, of course, diamonds, of which they will also have many different types.
Choosing a Band and Mounting
Next, it’s time to select a band. Gold and, to a certain extent, silver are the industry leaders. That said, in recent years there has been a trend towards elegantly carved stone-crafted rings. You’ll want to make sure the band matches and truly complements the gemstone, similar to the way you hope to complement your fiancée as their partner. The best experts in engagement ring mountings can be invaluable here, helping advise as to the best ring and gemstone pairings.
Make your engagement to the person you adore a true work of art with an immaculate and expertly-designed ring today!