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When it comes to selecting engagement rings, every individual or couple will have different priorities. Some folks are looking only at carat considerations plus personal style, while others may prioritize convenience and practicality while making their choice.
At Payne Anthony Creative Jewelers, we have a perfect engagement ring for you or your spouse regardless of what your primary desires are. Many of those who prioritize durability and practicality in their ring do so because they work in a hands-on field or know they’ll regularly be putting their hands and fingers through some stress – and therefore their engagement ring as well. If you’re in this camp and want a low-profile, durable ring option that can remain on your hand even during these kinds of jobs, here are a few setting and ring options to consider.
One of the single lowest-profile engagement ring options out there is the invisible gallery design, which is meant to sit flush on the hand with an extremely slim band. On an invisible gallery design, the diamond and setting both sit a bit closer to the finger than they would on many other engagement rings, making both these important areas less likely to bump or scratch other objects during daily use.
In addition to the durability and practicality benefits associated with them, invisible gallery rings are also known as a modern, sleek-looking option. Many people desire this look even if they don’t have job-related needs that demand a more subtle design.
Another highly durable option for those who use their hands often is the cathedral band, which attaches at both the stems and the basket – unlike many other designs, which only attach to the stems. The cathedral style shank will act as an anchor of sorts, holding the diamond in place and creating a more stable wearing experience that doesn’t risk the stone falling off after impact.
Another highly stable option within this realm is the split shank band, which is similar to the cathedral option in the way it connects to the center stone in two places rather than one. The split shank provides excellent support to any stone choice you make, all in a simple design that many people love.
Finally, for those who worry about their ring catching on various items or scratching surfaces, the bezel setting is a great alternative. It comes with a metal rim around the center stone rather than prongs, eliminating any sharp areas from the top of the ring. New mothers who will be handling their babies regularly often choose options like these, which are smooth and will glide along any surface rather than scratching or indenting it.
For more on the kinds of rings to consider if you work in a hands-on profession or have durability needs, or to learn about any of our engagement rings or other custom jewelry services, speak to the staff at Payne Anthony Creative Jewelers today.