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Tips for taking care of a silver engagement ring

 

Engagement rings represent a promise of marriage that symbolises the devotion and commitment between couples


So, what is the symbolism of a Silver Engagement Ring?

A ring's circular shape represents wholeness combined with the traditional symbolism of eternal love and infinite perfection. If you are shopping for engagement rings, read on, as we discuss all your options when it comes to silver rings.

silver engagement rings are a good option:

  • Silver rings are less expensive than other metals for those on a tight budget.
  • It's more common to find trendier pieces created from silver because it is malleable metal to work with.
  • Silver rings are a great option to consider as an initial piece; they will go with your everyday wear.
  • Silver Rings have never gone out of style - even with the new techniques and metals from the past century.
  • It has a beautiful, polished mirror look finish and has one of the metals' whitest and most reflective surfaces.


Different Gemstones and Diamond Options


People may consider gemstones for their engagement ring as an alternative to the sparkling choice of diamonds. Because gemstones come in a wide variety, there is one to represent every colour in the spectrum. Have you wondered what the most popular gemstones are and why? The following gemstones make impeccable choices for jewellery and are considered the most popular engagement rings.

Moissanite:
They are stunningly clear, and they have been mistaken for diamonds. If glamour and sparkle are your go-to, this may be the suitable stone for you, just without the hectic price tag.

Tanzanite:
They are exotic stone that comes in a vivid blue with a kiss of purple hues; it has the beauty and rarity of any gemstone variety.

Morganite:
A romantic and oh-so-gorgeous feminine stone, one of the most popular choices for engagement rings.

Aquamarine:
Aquamarine is a semi-precious gemstone in a pale blue, sometimes tinted with a green hue color that has become a stylish choice for engagement rings. They are also known as "lucky stones."

Topaz:
Topaz comes with a dazzling group of colours and luxurious clarity, making it a popular choice for engagement rings. Did you know that pure topaz is actually colourless? The stone's imperfections create different hues which are visible in a light source.

Amethyst:
Amethyst gemstones come with lilac to deep purple hues, once reserved for royalty and worn to symbolize their importance in society.

Garnet:
Garnets come in all groups of colours, but we are partial to the romantic deep red hue. Treatments to enhance colours on a Garnet are ineffective; in other words, garnets always show their natural colours.

Sapphire:
Sapphire gemstones are very precious stones. For about a third of the price, sapphires make the perfect diamond substitute.

The Moh's Scale of Hardness is used by gemmologists to clarify the gems' mineral resistance to scratching. Each mineral has a value between 10 (the most resistant to scratching) and 1 (the least resistant).

Gemstone Moh's Scale of Hardness
Moissanite 9.25
Tanzanite 6.5 - 7
Morganite 7.5 - 8
Aquamarine 7.5
Topaz 8
Amethyst 7
Garnet 6.5 - 7.5
Sapphire 9


Why it's essential to have your jewellery professionally cleaned:


It is essential to always keep those unique rings that you wear daily bright and clean. Having them cleaned regularly will guarantee that no dirt or debris will build up in the jewellery, ultimately ruining the piece's quality. Although cleaning jewellery can cause severe damage to your ring if it's done incorrectly.

What do we mean by this? So, it can start with minor problems, such as the colour of your stone dimming out. It will lead to even more significant issues like the degradation of the metal, and your health can also be affected if your rings aren't cleaned. If jewellery continues to get dirtier, you may experience irritations on the skin and issues associated with allergies.

Here is how to keep them clean:

Basic Cleaning from Home
Use lukewarm water, mild dish soap, and a soft-bristled brush. Gently scrub the ring and lay your rings to dry on a lint-free cloth.

Prevent the Damage
Remove your ring when using chemicals such as bleach. Remove your ring while doing any exercise - you could bump it and ruin the stone and be cautious with the light and heat, as too much heat can damage certain gemstones.

Professional Cleaning
A local jeweller will know the proper way to clean your rings. Taking your jewellery to a professional gives the advantage of checking for damage.

Store them Properly
Floating free rings is prone to scratching if it rubs against another piece. Separate them into jewellery boxes with felt-lined and padded slots for safekeeping against rubs and bumps.



Silver Engagement Ring Trends 2022


If you are into trends or not, it can be interesting to see what is piquing interest nowadays within the engagement ring department.

Following are the top 5 engagement ring trends for 2022:

Toi et Moi Settings
French for "you and me." This symbolizes two people coming together in the purest celebration of love through an expression of two gemstones coming together as one.

Oval-Cut
An oval's soft, egg shape attracts attention to the hand and lengthens the finger's appearance.

The Big & Blingy
Go big or go home - soon-to-be weds have been thinking - bold shapes, large stones, beautiful bling designs.

The Three Stoned Rings
This style offers the flexibility to pick your most admired stones to create a unique ring for your personal taste.

Non-Diamond Rings
Similar to a diamond but cheaper - the Moissanite is a top pick. However, another most popular non-diamond pick - is the sapphire.


Looped and Stacked Rings


Mass-produced is a production of identical jewellery items that come in large volumes continuously. Usually done by people who are specialized in machinery with low skill levels. It is popular because they tend to be less expensive than locally made jewellery if more products are made. When you buy mass-produced rings, you will have what everyone else does.

What about originality? Crafters take extreme care in the quality of their items, you can be sure that time, talent, thought, and energy goes into its creation. If you want unique and individual jewellery as you are, having a ring made is a great fit. Many crafters take pleasure in creating what you are looking for.



ICKINGER jewellery


Ickinger's has been operating for 54 years, and it has been a family-owned Jewellery store since 1968. Ruhan van Der Walt, the head jeweller, spent all his years learning all there is to know about crafting jewellery. According to Ruhan, jewellery forms a closer part of who you are and that it is the most personal thing you can own. In other words, to have the opportunity to work with people and understand them to have an influence on their custom-made jewellery is what he is most passionate about.

Creating jewellery with the most outstanding quality takes persistence and patience. "It all comes down to perseverance, diligence and pure determination, and in-depth knowledge of the materials used in the manufacturing process," says Ruhan.

To create jewellery that will influence an emotional response, he will have a simple conversation with his customers to understand their perspectives, which are all unique. Ruhan van Der Walt comes from a very long line of jewellery craftsmen. His father taught him everything since he was a very young age. Creating bespoke jewellery takes many years to master.

As the head of designing and manufacturing at Ickinger, Ruhan spends most of his time and days ensuring that you will receive only the best service and jewellery satisfaction as a customer. " I love the challenge of creating jewellery pieces that are as close to perfection as possible.

When you fail, you're obviously disappointed because you know that you will be re-working the jewellery again and again until it reaches the stage of perfection," says Ruhan.

So if you are planning for a particular day and would like to celebrate this day with a unique and sentimental custom-made jewellery piece of your own. You can get in touch with him today and experience how he can create your vision into a reality.

You can get in touch with him either online or visit the retail store located in Tzaneen, Limpopo. You can discover the beauty behind custom jewellery.