White, Yellow or Rose Gold? How To Choose The Right Metal Color for Engagement Ring
A beautiful engagement ring is the product of a number of choices that add up to a stunning creation. Majority of engagement ring buyers focus on the center stone and forget the other integral parts that make an engagement ring beautiful and enchanting. To be honest, I was exactly like that before – thinking to myself that if I get the center stone right, then everything about the engagement ring would be stunning. Well that is partly true – the center stone is the star of the show. But just like in the movies, every star needs a great supporting cast. Simply put, do not stop by making sure that the center stone is spot on! Selecting the right metal for your engagement ring setting is just as important as selecting the right center stone.
Gold, platinum and silver are the metals most often used in fine jewellery. Their allure, workability and durability make gold and platinum excellent choices for an engagement ring. For many people, choosing an engagement ring setting starts with a color and style preference. Some prefer the warmth of yellow or rose gold engagement rings; others opt for the coolness and classicism of white metal engagement rings, like platinum or white gold. Yet few people consider the effect that metal’s color has on the most important feature of an engagement ring – the center stone!
According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the metal will not only define the ring’s style, but it can also play a big role in your Moissanite’s color appearance. Here are some things to consider when choosing a metal for your engagement ring setting:
1. Your center stone color. Although many people think of Moissanite as colorless, truly colorless Moissanite are actually rare. SUPERNOVA Moissanite are one of those considered as colorless with a color grading of D-E-F on most shapes. On the other hand, most diamonds used in jewellery and diamond engagement rings are nearly colorless with hints of yellow, brown or gray. In picking a metal for your engagement ring setting, you’ll need to know where your center stone is on the GIA D-to-Z Color Scale.
2. The fact that SUPERNOVA Moissanites are highly reflective. The many facets of a standard round brilliant SUPERNOVA and other Moissanite shapes act like tiny mirrors reflecting their surroundings, including the color of the band and the prongs holding the gem. By knowing this, you can use the color of the metal in your engagement ring to highlight your center stones color or create a more harmonious appearance.
SUPERNOVA Moissanites are graded D-E-F on the GIA color scale and are considered colorless and highly reflective. Thus, a white metal—white-gold engagement ring setting is the ideal choice to emphasize their beauty. If you choose another color of metal or opt for a two-tone ring to create contrast, the prongs that hold the Moissanite would definitely have an effect on how the center stone will look. Yellow gold prongs could impart some yellow color to the Moissanite, giving your colorless stone a warmer look. This also applies when having rose gold prongs and setting.
Once you’ve settled on whether you want your engagement ring design to highlight the main Moissanite or create a sense of harmony between the setting and the center stone, you’ll have many options to choose from. Remember, your jeweller is your best resource. We here at Lucce understand the subtle nuances of Moissanite and can make the best metal color recommendations to achieve the look you’re going for. Also, the best way to see a metal’s effect on Moissanite appearance is to see the Moissanite and the engagement ring setting in person – you can set an appointment with us for free consultation. All of our rings can be set in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum.