Wedding and engagement rings hold great sentimental value for married couples. The rings are a symbol of the eternal vow they made to each other, and are an invaluable token of one of the happiest days of their life – their wedding day.
Before they placed the ring on hand of their life partner, they put a great deal of care and thought into choosing the perfect ring for their future spouse.
So, it’s safe to say that it would be any spouses’ worst nightmare to lose or damage their wedding and engagement rings.
Many couples opt to remove their rings when participating in highly active tasks, or if their job requires them to work with their hands for the greater part of the workday.
What most people don’t realize, is that removing their rings altogether can actually increase the chances of their ring getting lost, damaged or stolen.
To help avoid the devastation of damaging or losing a wedding ring, we have come up with a few tips to keep in mind when choosing an engagement or wedding ring for your significant other.
Engagement Rings For Active Women
Choose a sturdy metal
Natural metals aren’t as popular with women’s engagement rings, ladies still like the look and feel of precious metals in their jewelry.
That being said, we would suggest going with the strongest of the precious metals, platinum. Not only does platinum provide more strength during everyday wear, it is also the least likely precious metal to cause an allergic reaction against her skin.
Besides, what future bride would say no to a platinum engagement ring?! It’s the cadillac of precious metals.
Avoid Prongs & High Profile Settings
Engagement rings that have large profile settings and multiple prongs tend to get caught or knocked on numerous things throughout the course of the day.
Gloves, clothes, hair, hand towels, desks – you name it, chances are a woman has snagged her ring on it a time or two.
To lessen these mishaps, the best option would be to go with a flush or bezel setting when selecting an engagement ring. These settings still allow for beautiful gemstones to be incorporated into her ring, but create a much lower profile on her hand making it easier to wear at all times.
If your active bride still prefers a high profile setting or something delicate, we recommend a nice diamond wedding band. This would accent the engagement ring beautifully, but also allow her flexibility while she’s at work, traveling, exercising, etc.
Wedding Bands For Active Men
Pick the material right for you
These days there are many more options than just white gold, yellow gold, or platinum for men’s wedding bands.
A popular trend among today’s grooms are natural metals and/or rubber. These options do not fall into the same category as your precious metals. These options include wedding bands made out of: tungsten, cobalt, stainless steel, titanium, or runner, among others.
Some options are much harder when compared to your traditional white gold, yellow gold, or platinum metals, and stand up much better to daily wear and tear. However, there are negatives to using alternative metals for men’s bands because it limits your personalization and stone options.
Avoid Channel Set & Inset Stones
No matter what metal you choose for your groom’s wedding band, you may want to avoid any gemstone insets or channeling on his ring if he is very active or does a lot of daily work with his hands.
With his active lifestyle and busy workday, there is a greater chance of a gemstone being knocked loose or debris getting caught between the stones and making the ring look dirty.
At Brinker’s Jewelers, we want to make sure you are getting the perfect ring for you lifestyle. You should have a ring that you can enjoy wearing everyday, and not worry about destroying or losing.