Wedding and engagement rings hold great sentimental value for couples. The rings are a symbol of the eternal vow they made to each other, and are invaluable tokens of one of the happiest days of your life – your wedding day.
Before you place the ring on the hand of your life partner, you put a great deal of care and thought into choosing the perfect ring for your 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 at work if their job requires them to work with their hands.
However, removing rings increases the chances of rings getting lost, damaged or stolen.
To help avoid the devastation of damaging or losing a wedding ring, we’ve come up with a few tips to keep in mind when active couples decide it’s time to choose an engagement or wedding rings.
Engagement Rings For Active Women
Choose a Sturdy Metal
Natural metals aren’t necessarily as popular with women’s engagement rings, as ladies still like the look and feel of precious metals in their jewelry.
That being said, for the highly-active woman, we would suggest choosing platinum, the strongest of the precious metals. Not only does platinum provide more strength during everyday activities, but it’s also the least likely precious metal to cause an allergic reaction against your skin.
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 you’ve snagged your ring on one of these items a time or two.
To prevent mishaps and accidental wear, the best option would be a flush or bezel setting. These settings allow for beautiful gemstones to be incorporated into your ring, and they create a much lower profile on your hand.
If you still prefer a high profile setting or something delicate, we recommend a nice diamond wedding band. This would accent the engagement ring beautifully, but also allow you flexibility while you’re at work, traveling, exercising, etc.
Wedding Bands For Active Men
Picking the Correct Material
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 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 they prevent daily wear and tear much better. However, there are negatives to using alternative metals for men’s bands because of the personalization limitations and limited 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 every day, and not worry about destroying or losing.