The first thing to research is what type of guard will accentuate and enhance the beauty and elegance of your ring. Of course, you want to match the metal color of your ring identically so if your engagement ring is platinum, you may want to purchase a platinum or white gold ring guard. The same applies with a yellow gold engagement ring. Now don’t think you must match the metal karat, 14 or 18 karat gold have the same shimmer and gloss in both karat purity and in yellow or white gold. For the sole purpose of protection, unless you’re dead set on matching the karat, 14k is a more cost effective way to go in ring guards.
There are literally hundreds of styles to choose from when shopping for a ring guard. Get online and do some shopping around for the style you think will work best and look beautiful around your engagement ring. That way you won’t spend hours in the jewelry store looking through catalogs of ring guards. Start with the question, simple or fancy? Do you want the ring guard to enhance your ring with beautiful stones of its own or simply protect the rock that brings you so much pride? The options are endless and the decision is ultimately yours.
You have the option of adding color to your engagement ring by using precious and semi-precious gems in a ring guard. The latest trend in ring guards is to add a dash of color by adding birth stones or matching eye colors, the options available number as many as there are sparkling stars in the sky on a clear summer night. Using diamonds in a ring guard to surround your engagement ring, is certainly beautiful and definitely will enhance the ring but is the most costly of diamond guards. The cost of the engagement ring itself shouldn’t be overshadowed by the cost of a ring guard. It is an accepted and common practice to have cubic zirconia stones complimenting your diamond solitaire while subtly protecting your investment.
Filigree, vintage, halo, cathedral, and many more styles of ring protection are available to choose from, some completely changing the look of your engagement ring, some simply protecting it. Fancy ring guards enhance while they protect, while giving your engagement ring a new and elegant look, adding stones or color to your left hand. It’s ultimately up to you, but the bottom line is, your ring deserves to be protected so it will last a lifetime and you will never have to experience the heartbreak of damage or loss of the most life changing piece of fine jewelry you own.