Do You Need a Diamond Anniversary Ring?
Sometimes men pick out the biggest and flashiest ring, thinking this is what she'll love, but take a good look at the jewelry your wife wears.† If she prefers simple pieces without a lot of flash, then you'll want something simple and perhaps less flashy.
Choosing a diamond anniversary ring is a great option to celebrate a milestone in your marriage.† Most couples wait for at least the fifth or tenth wedding anniversary to choose a ring, but of course there are so many options on the market today that you can commemorate any year with such a choice.† So when you need a diamond anniversary ring, where to go and what to look for?
First, keep in mind the taste of your wife when choosing a diamond anniversary ring.† Sometimes men pick out the biggest and flashiest ring, thinking this is what she'll love, but take a good look at the jewelry your wife wears.† If she prefers simple pieces without a lot of flash, then you'll want something simple and perhaps less flashy.† Also, does she wear a lot of gold or silver or a few choices of both?† Some women really don't like gold whereas others prefer it over silver; if you choose gold and she hates that metal, this isn't going to go over well.† So take a minute to glance over her present choices to tune into her tastes.
You can always try a diamond ring in a platinum setting.† Platinum became popularity in the early 1900ís because of its great beauty and its resistant to tarnishing and wear.† When it is polished it does not lose any of the metal like gold and silver does.† Perhaps your wife would like an antique platinum anniversary ring.† After is it cleaned and polished it will look as good as new and it will have a bit if history to go with it.
When it comes to the gemstones of a diamond anniversary ring, you will need to be mindful of your budget.† There's no limit to how much you can spend on the diamond itself and the surrounding stones, so you need to have a certain budget in mind before you shop.† Many diamond rings have surrounding stones that you can choose; usually these stones can represent the children, the number of years you've been married, or something else significant.† Again, your budget will need to be taken into consideration.† If you have three children but have been married ten years, you might opt for three small stones rather than the ten!† But the feelings of your wife need to be considered as well; sometimes a woman wants to be thought of as more than just a mother, so it might be better to have the anniversary ring represent just your marriage and not the fact that you're parents.† And of course the ring doesn't necessarily need surrounding stones either; a band of just diamonds or just a few diamonds alone can be very beautiful on its own.
A jeweler can help you with your choices for a diamond anniversary ring and let you know what may be appropriate for the particular year.† Obviously celebrating 25 years is going to mean something more significant than ten years, so you'll want to shop appropriately.† Your budget may be limited but very often a diamond anniversary ring with the right stone and the right metal can be considered an investment and will appreciate in value for years to come.† So consider your options, the taste of your wife, and your budget and you're sure to find something that's a perfect fit.
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David Cowley has created numerous articles on Diamonds.† He has also created a Web Site dedicated to Diamonds. Visit http://www.diamonds-team.com