They say wedding rings are special investments because they hold a lot of meaning. Wedding rings are the symbols of the union of a man and woman who promised to stay beside each other for the rest of their lives. This is why couples take a lot of time and effort to find the wedding ring they like. Apart from these, though, there are specific characteristics that make wedding rings so expensive. Here are four of them:
1. The Stone and the Karat
The most popular choice for wedding rings is the diamond, which is also one of the most expensive in the jewelry industry. Diamonds are priced according to the karats they carry. And even if your choice is not a diamond, but it comes with a stone or two, the price will still be steep. These are considered high quality, high-value wedding rings (especially when compared to simple silver bands). So, yes, the stone/s and how much karat weigh the ring carries contribute a lot to the expensive price of wedding rings. If you want a diamond wedding ring but cannot afford to splurge too much money, try going for a lower carat-ring. For example, instead of choosing a 2-carat diamond ring, take a few karats off and go for the 1,8. You’ll be surprised to find out how much you can already save by doing so!
2. The Clearer and the More Flawless a Wedding Ring Is, The More Expensive It Is
Wedding rings that are flawless, which means there are no imperfections when viewed under a ten magnification, is a major factor in the pricing. The clearer a ring is inside and out, the more expensive it is. This is specially true for diamond wedding rings. If a ring is labeled as FL, it is completely flawless. A ring that has an IF clarity is internally flawless, which means the flaws are only on the external part and can be removed when the stone is polished. VVS1 – VVS2 means only the experts can detect the flaws with the aid of a10x microscope. For VS1 – VS2 rings, the flaws can be seen with a 10x microscope. You don’t have to be an expert, but it will take you a long time to notice them. SI1 – SI2 is for flaws that can be readily seen with a 10x microscope. I1 – I3 rings have flaws that can be easily seen by the naked eye. If you want to save on your diamond wedding ring without sacrificing quality, go for the VS1 and VS2 rings.
3. Gold Is Expensive
Gold wedding rings are expensive because, well , they’re gold and gold is precious. However, according to experts, gold is still a practical buy compared to platinum because you have more buying options. For example, you can purchase gold in 14 karat, which is a more practical choice compared to a 20 karat ring.
4. Wedding Rings Are Special
As previously mentioned, wedding rings are for a special moment in a man and woman’s life. An event that does not happen every day. Weddings happen only once in a lifetime, so something that symbolized the union should be just as special and precious.