Tuesday, November 10, 2009
A signature ring, is a ring that you wear everyday, or almost everyday. It's like your second skin--a part of you, your "signature" mark.
Firstly, you have to decide what type of precious metal suits you i.e. gold/silver/platinum. If you already wear i.e. gold jewellery and own quite a few pieces, then most likely, you would choose a gold ring.
Do you want a ring with a gemstone, or do your want a ring with a contemporary design? If you choose a gemstone ring, check out the hardness of the stone on the Moh's scale of hardness, before purchasing. A ring that will be worn everyday, should be a hard stone. Decide, which color works for you. Look at the colors in your wardrobe. Which stone would compliment the colors you wear often?
Hint--diamonds are the hardest mineral, and can be worn with everything, as they are a neutral color--and boy do they sparkle.
Size of a gemstone should not be the focal point, as the quality is more important.
Look at settings, since bezel settings protect a stone better, while a prong setting maximizes the beauty of a stone, but also can get caught in fabrics.
Look at your lifestyle, work style. If you work from home, or are a stay-a-home mom, you may choose something more simpler. If you work outside the home, you may choose a more flashier ring.
Also, choose a ring that can be a building block for other pieces of jewellery. For example if you choose a sapphire ring, down the road you can purchase a sapphire earring, pendant, etc.
Choose a ring that reflects your personality, individuality, spirit.