March 31, 2022
If you are going to buy jewelry you should consider there are so many choices that it can be confusing. In general, you want to consider how you will use the jewelry before you start narrowing down what type of jewelry you should go with. Will this be a ring or necklace that you wear every day? Will this be used as a wedding ring or heirloom?
When you are purchasing an engagement ring or wedding band, consider that it will be worn everyday. Also, since rings are worn on your hands, they will be banged around and scraped fairly often. Soft gold is not necessarily the best choice if you are interested in the ring keeping its shine. Ten to fourteen karat gold is a much more popular choice when choosing a diamond engagement ring or wedding band. It is very durable and beautiful. Your investment is sure to last a lifetime.
Gold comes in different colors. Yellow gold is traditionally the most popular color and it is also the most abundantly available color. Sometimes gold is bonded with other metals to change the color. White gold is a popular alternative to silver. It does not tarnish or bend as easily as silver and will last a lot longer. Rose gold is also popular and is a metallic pink toned metal. Color altered gold can change over time if it is worn every day, so keep that in mind when selecting the gold that suits your taste and skin tone.
Choosing the gold for your jewelry is a personal decision. There are things such as quality, durability and shine to consider. Price is another factor. Pure gold costs considerably more than lower karats. Lower karats are more durable and less likely to scratch, scar, bend or break. If you choose a higher karat gold, white or rose gold, you should take special care of it. Do not sleep in it or wear it every day. Take it off when you work or clean. These types of gold jewelry can keep their beautiful appearance for years if properly taken care of it.