Platinum is known as the hardest metal. This stylish metal is used to make many rings as symbols of enduring love. Unlike gold which is mixed with many other metas, platinum is safe for those with allergies. As a result, you must pay much for platinum than for gold.
First of all ensure that the engagement ring settings you are choosing are perfect for security of diamond. The very aim of any style of molding the stone is to give it adequate protection. Or, the diamond will fall out due to daily wear and tear. The security aspect is even more crucial if the ring is for a working woman.
Before you disappear and say that that is just too vague, think about it. Your heart chose your girl. It knows her better than your head. So before you start thinking how much you have to spend, whether your mates will think you are under the thumb already, or even what your mother thinks would be a suitable ring, ask yourself this.
Another setting that can make Jewelry new look very expensive is the Pave setting. In this setting, small diamonds are inserted into little holes in the body of the ring in a continuous row. The surrounding metal is crafted to look like tiny beads to hold the diamond securely. There are several advantages here. First of all, the row of diamonds makes the ring glitter more. Since these diamonds are small, they cost less than a single big diamond. Secondly, the surrounding beads add to the brilliance of the diamond and the dimensions of the diamond are not immediately apparent.
Pawn shops and secondhand dealers are another type of walk-in and sell option. Most work on a cash evaluation of the jewelry. The cash value on most estate jewelry is a percentage of the intrinsic value. The key to understanding this buying environment is the percentage. Some dealers pay close to 90% of the intrinsic value, while others pay as low as 33%. The only way to find the best price is to physically take the jewelry around to a number of shops. Then sell to the shop that offers the best value.
Jewelry is a style driven industry. Some styles are classic and stay around for decades, others last just a few months. Estate jewelry that is out of style can’t command premium price. In fact some styles are so out of favor that the jewelry’s only value is its intrinsic worth. The other extreme is that the jewelry could be antique. Antique jewelry is highly collectible and may require a specialty option to sell. Knowing if your jewelry is just old and out of style or an antique can mean the difference of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.
The Band. The band is the metal part of the ring. This is the part that goes around the finger. Usually, the band is made out of gold, white gold, silver, or platinum. The best choice would be platinum, because of two reasons. Platinum is the sturdiest metal among these, and being so, it symbolizes a strong bond between the couple.