5 Surefire Tips to Keep in Mind when Buying Bridal Jewelry ...

There are so many styles, cuts, shapes, and metals to choose from when deciding on the right bridal jewelry for your engagement ring or wedding band that it can be confusing to know what to look for. To help you and your fiance learn more about those choices, we have Shira, a jewelry expert with James Allen,guest blogging today to share her 5 Surefire Tips to Keep in Mind When Buying Bridal Jewelry...

1. Know the Pros and Cons of Precious Metals...

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Gold: The most popular and traditional choice for engagement rings and wedding bands. It comes in a variety of carats (the higher the carat count, the higher the percentage of gold) and can be alloyed into multiple shades of color. Gold is less expensive than platinum, but its shine wears over time and may require shine maintenance.

Platinum: Is denser, more durable, and stronger than gold. Platinum maintains its shine indefinitely and is the most expensive of precious metals used in jewelry.

Palladium: Is a member of the platinum family, and is more durable and scratch resistant than gold, but less durable than platinum. Palladium is hypoallergenic, whiter in color than white gold and platinum, and is a less expensive alternative to platinum.

Titanium: Is inexpensive and durable, but cannot be resized and does not generally exhibit a high degree of craftsmanship. This is a good choice for people who cannot afford pricey bridal jewelry.

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