Sometimes people do not use gold engagement rings for that very special piece of jewelry and there are many reasons for it. In its place people will sometimes use white gold engagement rings or silver engagement rings. Once again the reason for using something like a silver engagement ring can be as wide ranging as the selection of settings you can get with your silver engagement ring but rest assured that there is usually a very good reason why some people just do not use gold engagement rings and why some people prefer other precious metals for their very important pieces of jewelry.
There are many precious metals that can be used in different pieces of jewelry but people are always very particular about what kind of precious metal goes into their wedding jewelry and this includes the engagement rings. The standard precious metal to use on engagement rings is gold but for varying reasons a new crop of silver engagement rings is starting to make themselves noticed and many people are starting to see the benefits and values of a silver engagement ring versus a gold engagement ring. It is interesting to note the reasons many people are giving for the choice of a silver engagement ring and when you consider what everyone is saying it may start to dawn on you that a silver engagement ring may not be such a bad idea after all.
One of the first things many people that choose silver engagement rings say is that they just do not like gold. To many people silver shines brighter than gold and when a silver engagement ring with its mounted diamond hits the sunlight just right it can give off quite a glow. Many people prefer the impact that the glitter and shine of silver can give over the pale complexion of gold and that is why they turn to silver engagement rings over gold.
Some people, a startling number of people actually, are very allergic to gold and cannot wear any gold jewelry at all. It cause skin rashes and infections and can even make their skin turn different colors so whether they want to wear gold or not they just cannot because of their allergy so these people will always turn to silver when they need a precious metal. In some cases they may turn to platinum but platinum is very expensive compared to silver and extremely heavy and many people do not want their wedding jewelry, which they will be wearing all day long every day, to be so very heavy. So for these reasons people that are allergic to gold may prefer silver engagement rings over any other kind.
Many engagement rings are handed down from generation to generation and in those cases the engagement ring that is handed down could very well be silver. Getting married is a big step in someone’s life and to get married using a family heirloom is certainly a way to get the marriage off to a great start not only for the couple but also in the eyes of the entire family. Of course a family heirloom like a handed down silver engagement ring is going to have a huge sentimental value and weddings are all about the emotion and sentiment of bringing two families together to become one.
In some cases a silver engagement ring is a cost issue. Silver is simply less expensive than gold and many couples that want the large stones in their rings will cut costs by mounting them into silver instead of gold. Given the high gloss look of silver and the way silver can retain its beauty for many generations it is probably a safe bet that silver engagement rings are good investments for young couples on a budget.