Life slows down for nothing ’â‚¬â€œ while a wedding no doubt symbolizes a huge change in the way you spend your days and nights, it’s safe to say that both you and your partner will largely be the same people as you were when you first met. For those of us with a more active style of living, serious consideration must be taken when it comes to choosing an engagement ring strong enough to withstand the duress of the type of activity the person wearing it typically partakes in.
You know what they say: a rolling stone gathers no moss, and neither should your engagement ring. Read on for the 411 on finding the perfect engagement ring to match your lifestyle.
What Makes an Engagement Ring Durable?
An active lifestyle can mean a number of things ’â‚¬â€œ a hands-on career, a healthy fitness obsession, or a hobby that requires one to get down and dirty. While we highly encourage brides-to-be to remove their engagement rings while working in unfavorable conditions, many prefer to keep their diamond engagement ring on their person as often as possible. We get it. Better safe than sorry, as it were.
Think about it logically ’â‚¬â€œ how can an engagement ring take on damage? Protruding stones and other varieties of similar adornment are prime invitations for disaster.
Not only will these types of styles be more prone to snap off; they are also more likely to injure another person or yourself, as well as snag on clothing or surrounding objects. Steering clear of cathedral settings will prevent this unfortunate fate; ditto for pavÃƒÂ© settings and the like.
Bezel settings tend to be the recommended choice for active lifestyles if a diamond solitaire is what you crave.
The center stone is securely held in place, the style creating a flat upper surface that makes unfortunate happenings unlikely, no matter what the environment happens to be; similar are channel-set engagement rings, the upper and lower bands acting as a protective measure for the sidestones against outside forces of destruction. Round stones and oval-shaped stones lack corners, adding an extra layer of insurance to the ring’s design.
If you must have a prong setting (we cannot deny their timeless appeal), always opt for more rather than less ’â‚¬â€œ six prongs as opposed to four, for example. In the event that one shakes itself loose, the remainder will be more capable of holding the diamond in place until you have a chance to get the engagement ring repaired.
Rings with thick bands will also serve you well for obvious reasons. Platinum metal doubles up the durability of the ring (and, obviously, gives your engagement ring all of the fabulous shine you deserve).
We’ve Got an Engagement Ring for Every Woman at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers
Engagement rings of all kinds are never in short supply around here. In addition to the durable styles detailed above, we also offer in-house jewelry repair services on everything we sell, just in case. Our financing options with approved credit and loan services mean you never have to compromise when it comes to finding the ring of your dreams.
For more information on bridal jewelry and more, please feel free to book an appointment with a member of our team.