David Johnson popped the question to Lili Wenzel on the top of the tallest mountain in Madagascar, with a ring he carved himself from a coconut shell –very romantic, but they knew they needed wedding rings that would reflect their love of nature and active lifestyle. Jens Hansen jewellers were the perfect fit for the job.
Of the four aspects, it is the cut that gives the diamond most of its sparkle. The more “facets,” or surfaces that reflect the light, the greater the sparkle. Whichever you end up choosing, make sure it has been cut by a skilled jeweller. A poorly cut diamond does not look as good or have the same value.
Sapphire is the birthstone for September and the traditional gifting gem for 5th and 45th anniversaries. It is known as one of the Big 3 coloured stones along with Ruby and Emerald.
Traditionally, sapphire symbolises nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm.
Peridot is the birthstone for August, and the 16th Anniversary gemstone.
The rich, green colour of the peridot is created by very fine traces of iron. The intensity of the colour depends on the amount of iron actually present.
The peridot can often be used as an emerald alternative without the hefty price tag, this is due to is amazing appearance under artificial light.
The Ruby is known as the King of Gemstones as it has been revered by aristocracy throughout time. It is the birthstone for July babies, and also the zodiacal stone for Capricorns. The day of the week that Ruby is assigned to is Tuesday, and planets are Pluto and Mars. Traditionally the Ruby is used to celebrate the fifteenth and fortieth wedding anniversaries.
The metal choice is ultimately a personal one and each choice has advantages and disadvantages. Read more for a brief summary of the most popular metals to help you make an informed decision when buying your wedding or engagement ring.