A beautiful diamond band says to the world that you love somebody, and this person loves you too. Diamond bands look great on both men and women, especially because a wedding band indicates important elements in a couple’s life. Traditionally, it represents eternal love and commitment that each part of the couple promises to give to each other. It speaks of respect, a promise of fidelity and a bond of unity. Above all else, the wedding band is a symbol of a legally binding agreement between two people. When diamonds are added to the band, it adds value to the promise and makes the rings look every more unique and beautiful.
The Wedding Band
The round wedding band symbolizes an eternal union, an endless love, and a promise that cannot be broken. The ring is significant because it has no beginning and no end. Its circular shape indicates that like the sun and the earth, the couple will be sharing in peace and contentment as a single unit. Typically, the bands are made of one of the precious metals (sterling silver, gold or platinum) as a sign of the strength in the marriage bond.
The Plain Band
Choosing the metal of the ring is just one of the many things to be concerned about. The plain wedding band can be made from a variety of metals. The more common: gold band was once the traditional wedding ring, and the simple style and practical use is what made them so popular. For the couple that has a very active lifestyle, the plain band is practical because it is easy to keep clean. On the other hand, other metals are increasing in their popularity. The choices available include titanium, platinum, palladium and white gold. These all give off the silvery-white look. Yellow gold and the new rose gold are more yellow.
The two most popular metals for rings are platinum and gold (be it 10k, 14k or 18k gold). Platinum is the rarest of the metals. It is mixed with an alloy, preferably not more than 5%, and is a durable metal that keeps its color for a lifetime. It eventually wears to a satiny finish and requires only light cleaning and surface polishing to maintain its beauty. A gold is a soft but strong metal which does not tarnish. It is the mixture of alloys that creates the different colors of white, yellow or rose.
The Touch of Diamonds
Nothing will show your love more than giving a diamond band. Precious stones, like diamonds, add value to the words ‘I do.’ The simplicity of the band and the elegance of the diamonds make for an unforgettable combination. Since the days of the ancient Egyptians, precious stones were added to wedding rings. Diamonds are associated with eternity because of their natural strength (a diamond is the strongest/hardest and most beautiful stone found on earth) and have been associated with love for centuries. A diamond band therefore is the perfect symbol to show your love.
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