Wedding Rings are reminders of your eternal love...
Your wedding is possibly the most important event in your life and wedding rings are reminders of your marriage vows of eternal love and devotion. As such, the search for the perfect wedding ring is a priority for many couples.
If you desire something special to the mark the start of your journey together as husband and wife, platinum is the perfect choice.
Fashion comes and goes, but platinum is always in vogue. Diamonds set in platinum translate into total strength and security. There are many reasons why Platinum is the preferred alternative for wedding rings today.
1) PLATINUM IS PURE
As platinum is the purest metal possible, it is entirely hypoallergenic. A godsend for sensitive skins or whose religion discourages gold jewellery.
2) PLATINUM IS STRONG
It is incredibly tough that it will withstand every day wear and tear - which is perfect for wedding rings. Modern bridal couples adore platinum as its uncompromising strength is the perfect symbol of love. Once diamonds and other precious stones are set in platinum, the metal holds the stones immovably securely.
3) PLATINUM IS RARE
Platinum is rare, the coveted treasure of discerning individuals - exactly what you want as an attribute for wedding rings. There is very little platinum on this earth and it is found in very few places around the world. This exquisite metal is 30 times rarer than gold. Platinum's rarity makes it exclusive and distinctive - a celebration of your individuality. The many demands by high tech industries and depletion of old mines mean platinum is getting scarcer each day.
4) PLATINUM IS ONE-OF-A-KIND
Why follow the crowd when you can be in a league of your own when it comes to your wedding rings? There is nothing common or ordinary about platinum. Unlike other metals, platinum does not tarnish or lose its shape, colour or lustre. Durable and tough, you can play your favourite sports without removing your platinum ring or bracelet!
Platinum is notoriously difficult to work with due to its high density, high melting point and toughness. We are one of the few manufacturers with the skills, craftsmanship and technology to design and create platinum jewellery.
1) It is best to get recommendations from family and friends.
Then decide on your budget (use 2-3 months salary as a guide). Decide on your favourite wedding ring style and shop around.
2) Buy from an established jeweller
A knowledgeable one whom you can trust is vital. Know the jeweller’s background when buying your wedding rings. So you know you truly get what you paid for & a really well-made piece of jewellery. Check for after-sales-service, manufacturing facilities and hidden charges, if any.
3) Hallmarks are important
This is to prove and guarantee the Manufacturing quality and fineness of precious metal used. Examples to look for: YG750 for 18K gold wedding rings and PT950 for 95% pure wedding rings.
4) Insist on a Written Guarantee
Ensure you get a Certificate of Authenticity and printed receipt with details of your wedding rings.
5) Choose the Precious Metal that is Right for Your Wedding Ring
Choose the wedding rings you like and can afford. 18K gold is more suitable for gem-set jewellery, harder than 22K or 24K gold while platinum is the most ideal; hardest metal, so holds diamonds more securely and does not easily bend out of shape from daily wear & tear.
6) Finishing is Important
Check for rough or sharp edges. See if the “shank” or “body” of a ring is too thin or flimsy. The wedding ring must be comfortable to wear.
Are you a classic, contemporary, adventurous, sophisticated or romantic couple?
Whichever you are, Rings N Bands has the ideal wedding ring to match your style. You and your hubby can rest assured your Wedding Rings have been made with love, a true love for craftsmanship by the rings’ designer and manufacturer.
For your Wedding Rings, you would prefer something subtle, simple and classic, perhaps a single stone design or a band with an elegant row of diamonds, with a matching band.
Your wedding rings have to be unique, distinctive and truly modern, with highly personalised features, using state-of-the-art technology.
You want nothing but the best for your wedding rings. They must exude style and elegance with a cosmopolitan feel. Platinum is the metal of choice for you.
The Wedding Ring is more about her, of course. You favour symbolic rings - the trilogy ring with 3 diamonds (depicting past, present & future), eternity rings (never-ending love) and solitaire diamond rings are definite favourites.
Certainly not into traditional wedding rings, you prefer unique designs, and fancy gemstones. Maybe you might not even wear your rings, matching pendants instead? Just about anything goes.
When times are bad, the best bets are diamonds. For once, it is a case of the bigger the better as large diamonds are getting scarcer and holding their value during economic downturns.
RINGS N BANDS OFFERS SOME SENSIBLE ADVICE ON INVESTING IN DIAMONDS FOR THE ORDINARY FOLKS WITH LIMITED BUDGET
First, fear not you need a million or even a hundred thousand ringgit to be able to invest in diamonds. But don’t fool yourself thinking a few thousand will do. You will need at least RM 30,000 as seed money to buy an investment worthy diamond with potential to increase in the medium to long term. Diamonds that increase by a few hundred thousand ringgit sadly requires a few million ringgit to begin with. Think longer term - 5 or 10 years, not 12 months before you see any notable appreciation.
TIPS ON BUYING DIAMONDS FOR THE AVERAGE PURCHASER
If you have several millions to invest on a single stone, you will already have the experts from Christie’s, Sotheby’s or the nearest designer boutique to advise you. But if your budget is RM 30,000 to RM 50,000, read on.
1) SIZE MATTERS, THE BIGGER THE BETTER
You may notice full page advertisements offering 0.3, 0.5 and even 0.75 carat diamonds at attractive prices. These are great for everyday wear but a diamond of investment grade must be above 1.5 carats. Some experts insist it must be at least 2 carats. Please note a 2 carat diamond does NOT cost twice as much as a 1 carat diamond of similar quality but can be four to seven times more! Diamonds over 1 carat are already quite rare so a 2 carat diamond easily costs over RM 100,000.
2) SINGLE STONE IS BETTER THAN MANY STONES
A solitaire or single diamond of 1.5 carats is worth far more than a cluster of 120 tiny diamonds totalling 1.5 carats. The large number of diamonds may appear impressive but cannot be compared with a single stone of identical weight. Unless you purchase an elaborate set consisting of matching necklace, earrings, ring and brooch, a single diamond is the better choice. A ring of 2 or 3 diamonds is also considered investment worthy provided their total weight is above 2 carats.
3) THE 4 C’s
A diamond’s value depends on Carat, Colour, Cut and Clarity. These are self-explanatory but any jeweler can explain why the prices of two diamonds of identical weight can vary so dramatically, sometimes up to several hundred percent! A 2 carat diamond of D colour and VVS1 clarity can cost more than a 10 carat diamond of H colour and S12 clarity. However this is up to you as some prefer size and weight rather than clarity and colour.
4) BUY ONLY CERTIFIED DIAMONDS
If unsure, buy loose stones that are sealed in their plastic pouches which have been certified by reputable laboratories like GIA (Gemmological Institute of America) or HRD (Diamond High Council). These certificates are accepted worldwide though GIA seems to be the most well-known here. Hence the importance of getting a reputable jeweller should you wish to set the diamond into a ring as there are cases of completed rings that contain a different, inferior and cheaper diamond! Imagine the horror of submitting a D colour, VVS1 diamond and getting an E colour, V2 stone back! You may not even be aware your diamond has been swopped until years later when you wish to resell.
5) BUY FROM RECOGNISED RETAILERS
A reputable retailer will issue a receipt detailing the stone’s 4 C’s before accepting your diamond for mounting into a ring and another certificate detailing the diamond’s 4 C’s once the ring is completed.
6) CRAFTSMANSHIP COUNTS
While famous designer brands carry more prestige, it is not necessary to pay a premium just to have the well-known name engraved onto the shank of your ring. Definitely not when you wish to set your loose diamond into a ring or pendant. However, the overall value will increase if the workmanship is fine and flawless compared to shoddy workmanship.
7) BANKING ON DESIGN
Tastes and fashions change and what is chic and trendy today may seem hopelessly out of date in another decade. Classy, timeless and simple designs are better at defying the vagaries of fashion. It is easier if you are considering relatively larger diamonds of 1 carat as the setting can be straightforward without unnecessary frills as the emphasis will be on the sparkle of the diamonds.
8) BUY THE BEST YOU CAN AFFORD
Instead of buying five rings totalling 8 carats for let’s say RM 20,000, it is better to buy just 1 ring with 1 diamond for the same amount. The solitaire diamond may be just 1.7 carats but regardless of caratage, it is always advisable to buy a single stone rather than several stones of same weight. Even if you have the cash to buy a 6-carat diamond, it may not always be available!
9) BE REALISTIC
Diamonds hold their value because several cartels own most of the mines and can reduce or increase the supply of diamonds into the open market so as to keep prices stable and avoid wild fluctuations. Hence the value of diamonds is supposed to increase slowly but this does not apply to bigger diamonds over 2 carats. Large diamonds are always in short supply, especially those from 5 to 10 carats. Many assume diamonds are dwindling in supply. This may not be always true. While old mines become exhausted, new mines can always be discovered!
10) WHY DIAMONDS?
Buying diamonds is like investing in a piece of eternity. Most diamonds are under a billion years old and will still sparkle millions of years from now. Diamonds are the most concentrated store of value that exists. You can put RM 10 million into the coin compartment of your wallet in the form of a diamond. They are tangible, liquid, portable and easily converted into cash. You can bring them with you wherever you travel and no one will ever know. Authorities can trace where money is transmitted while mansions, cars, sculptures and properties are not portable. Investors can use diamonds without decreasing their value and pay no property tax on their investments!
Lastly, you can enjoy wearing your investment while it appreciates in value! Which stocks, shares, bonds, deeds, treasuries and commercial papers can do that?
Don’t be cliché when you exchange your vows. Personalise it!
With a personal engraving such as a special date, a message of love or the name of your partner, you can make your wedding ring a unique piece of jewellery and a symbol of who you are. Stories or love symbols remain hidden on the inside, only you will know the secrets within your wedding ring!
Using a high-precision laser for the engravings, choose from many different lettering styles, or use your own handwriting inside the wedding ring. Have your name, important dates, or special phrase engraved in plain text or cursive script as a reminder of your love.
Make your presence felt by leaving your fingerprint in your wedding ring, as a promise of forever.
Compose a story with a happy ending, or a love poem, and miniaturize it in your wedding ring. Using the most modern CNC technology (Computer Numerical Control), your personal story will be transformed into a tiny work of art!
With the Wedding Ring configurator http://v2.crearing.de/start.php?start=default
Starting with a basic design, now you can modify your wedding ring to fit you perfectly with the special “Ring Configurator” software. The Ring Configurator is very easy to use and allows you to personalize your rings. The configurator will guide you on a step-by-step journey in creating your own ring to wear and love forever. It is available online, so you can work on the design from the comfort of your home at your pace.
Start by choosing your desired wedding ring profile; combine various metals and colours; decide on the type of finish; and the quantity of diamonds. Once you have decided on your design, you can save it or print it out and bring it to Rings N Bands to place an order. Pay 30% deposit. Delivery is 3-4 weeks from placement of order.
Alternately, come over to Rings N Bands boutique today and we shall guide you in designing your wedding ring that allows you to express who you really are, in a stylish and discreet manner.