FAQ Frequently asked questions
Does white gold tarnish?
What most people mistake for white gold tarnishing is actually it's true colour coming through as a plating called 'Rhodium' wears off. The natural colour of white gold varies from shop to shop but at RING jewellers we use superior alloys & do not plate our white gold. We are one of very few jewellers in the world to do this so our white gold never changes colour - ever!
Which metal wedding ring should I choose to go alongside my diamond engagement ring?
Different metals have different strengths & becuase you do not want to damage your engagement ring you need something of a similar strength. Here's our guide:
- Platinum engagement ring = Platinum or Palladium wedding ring
- 18ct white gold engagement ring = 18ct white, yellow, or rose gold wedding ring
- 18ct yellow gold engagement ring = 18ct yellow, white or rose gold wedding ring
- 18ct rose gold engagement ring = 18ct rose, yellow, or white gold wedding ring
- Silver engagement ring = Silver wedding ring
Is bespoke jewellery expensive?
Many jewellery shops are not really geared up for designing & making bespoke jewellery so as the materials & labour costs the shop more they, in turn, have to charge the customer more. At RING jewellers though we make most things we sell so we know how to make each piece in an economical way without compromising on metal & stone weights qualities. Our savings are passed on to our customers so they pay the same for a one-off bespoke piece of jewellery as they do for an item from our windows.
Which finger do I wear my engagement ring on?
In the UK the engagement ring is traditionally worn on the second finger on the left hand (the one next to the little finger).
Which ring goes on first the wedding ring or the engagement ring?
The wedding ring because in the wedding ceremony you do not have your engagement ring on.