3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Choose Your Engagement and Wedding Rings
A moissanite engagement ring may be a girl's best friend, but just as any BFF needs care and attention from time to time, so does your ring. Your engagement and wedding sparklers are the most important symbols of your marriage. Chances are, they will also cost you a lot of money, so you need to make sure they will last you a lifetime. How do you do this? The best strategy is not to wait until something unpleasant happens, but to be able to make an informed choice before you spend months of your salary on them.
To find the perfect moissanite engagement ring you need to look beyond its design and take into account your lifestyle and even medical conditions.
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1. Will I have an allergic reaction?
Just because you are spending a lot of money on a high-end piece of jewelry, it doesn't mean that your body will not have a reaction to it. Most 18k white gold on the market contains 5-8 percent nickel, which is the most common culprit of allergic reactions from the jewelry. Instead, we suggest you opt for platinum which is a pure white metal and does not have any traces of nickel.
2. Do you have an active lifestyle?
If the answer to this question is yes, then you probably should stay away from certain styles. Some rings are more delicate than others. You’ll want to avoid rings with lots of small moissanite that share metal prongs to hold them in place. With just the right bump this moissanite can become loose or even fall out.
And if you lift a lot of weights at the gym, you may want to just leave your ring at home. Since metal is malleable, the weight and pressure could cause the metal to change its shape a bit.
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3. Do your fingers swell and then shrink?
This is actually the easiest of all questions to answer because everyone's fingers swell and shrink. It could be hormones or it could just be a very salty meal you had the previous day. It's a common occurrence and you need to take it into account when choosing your ring size. Consider the way your hands are feeling on the day your fingers are sized and adjust the size up or down slightly if your fingers change size occasionally. Sizing can change from 1/4 to 1/2 size, which isn’t drastic, but choosing the wrong size could be uncomfortable or prevent you from wearing your ring.