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23Feb/18Off

How to Choose an Anniversary Ring for Your Love

How to Choose an Anniversary Ring for Your Love

Planning an anniversary ring for your love on your upcoming special day? This ring is a romantic token of your marriage vows. Whether given on your first anniversary, tenth or twentieth anniversary, a special ring that celebrates your marriage is sure to be something that your partner will treasure forever. To help you find the perfect anniversary ring, we have put together a few tips that will make the process a bit easier. Keep reading to find out how to choose a ring that is just right for your upcoming anniversary.

Choosing the Right Anniversary Ring

Some things to keep in mind when choosing an anniversary ring include the following:

Consider her engagement ring.

Ideally, you want a ring that complements the engagement ring without competing. This type of ring is meant to be subtle, delicate and simple, working to accentuate the engagement and wedding rings without overshadowing them, clashing or contrasting too much. A finely crafted pave band in a matching metal and stone will look perfect alongside a similar engagement or wedding ring. A ring in a different metal, with different stones and any details that clash, however, will not work well at all.

Consider her wedding ring.

No matter how simple the wedding ring, this should also be considered to get the best results. What can be very effective is a wedding ring set that includes engagement, wedding and anniversary bands. These can either be worn on the same finger, or worn next to each other. When all three rings have a similar colour scheme, style or look, the result is spectacular. When there are too many differences, the result is less than harmonious. Always consider your love's existing rings when making your final choice. Or, better yet, involve your beloved in the process so that she gets some say in the matter.

Consider her lifestyle.

You will also need to consider the daily activities of the person wearing the ring. Much like a very ornate engagement or wedding ring is not ideal for those with active lifestyles or those with hobbies such as gardening or DIY, an overly detailed anniversary band may also not be the most practical idea. You want this ring to be easily layered without getting in the way or catching on anything. This is the best way to ensure that the ring can be worn daily without the risk of damage or loss.

Consider her tastes.

Another reason to get insight from your love into the style, stones and overall design of this type of ring is to ensure that the ring is to her tastes. Much like you put a lot of thought into pairing of engagement and wedding bands, you will need to ensure that the anniversary band is something that will be truly appreciated and admired by the person who will be wearing it day in and day out. Surprising your wife with a ring that you have chosen without any input is a risk that may not pay off the way you hope it will.

Consider your budget.

Finally, it is always a good idea to set a budget and stick to it when choosing any ring for your beloved. This type of ring is almost always kept simple. Rather than being a dramatic symbol of a new marriage, it is a smaller reminder of your bond. As such, you do not need to go all out and risk going into overdraft to afford the ring. Instead, look for something that you can easily afford without going broke. This will allow both of you to enjoy the ring without any added stress.

We hope that these tips helped you get one step closer to finding your dream ring. If you'd like to know more about crafting a custom made engagement or anniversary ring in Cape Town, get in touch with the Cape Diamonds team today.

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20Feb/18Off

Tantalising Twisted Band Engagement Rings to Inspire

Twisted band engagement rings are romantic and symbolic, representing the endless journey of you and your beloved as two hearts merge into one. This style of ring has been popular for many decades, showing no sign of losing favour any time soon. Whichever style you prefer, whatever your favourite metal or stone, this ring is surprisingly diverse, with plenty of variations to suit just about every preference.

Keep reading to view our examples of beautiful twisted band engagement rings that are sure to inspire.

Fall in Love With These Gorgeous Twisted Band Engagement Rings

Some of our favourite twisted band diamond engagement rings include the following:

Simple Twist

Tantalising Twisted Band Engagement Rings to Inspire - Simple Twist

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For brides who prefer their rings simple and clean-cut, this simple twist design is delicate, non-fussy and minimal. The gentle twists of the band add detail, while the solitaire stone is able to shine without distraction. This style works well in white gold or platinum, but it would also be equally lovely in yellow or rose gold if warmer hues are more your thing.

Two Tone Twist

Tantalising Twisted Band Engagement Rings to Inspire - Two Tone Twist

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If you're looking for a bit more sparkle, a two tone ring is sure to be the ideal choice. This ring has two twisting bands, in two different tones. Each band is adorned with tiny pave stones that add maximum sparkle. The style of this ring is also diverse, depending on the metals you choose, whether or not you add pave stones, and the type of stones you choose for the pave twists and the centre stone.

Pave Pear Twist

Tantalising Twisted Band Engagement Rings to Inspire - Pave Pear Twist

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Romantics and those with a love for all things vintage will adore this style. An elegant pear shaped centre stone is set in an intricate pave-encrusted twisting band, with tiny pave stones surrounding the centre stone. While this ring looks especially stunning in warmer toned metals such as yellow or rose gold, it would work well in platinum or white gold as well. This style helps to elongate the look of your finger and can be worn with the tapered end on the top or bottom of your finger.

Marquise Twist

Tantalising Twisted Band Engagement Rings to Inspire - Marquise Twist

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This one also has a bit of a vintage look. A classic marquise cut diamond takes centre stage, with a delicately twisted pave encrusted band that adds a bit more detail. This style works well in just about any metal – yellow gold, rose gold, white gold or platinum – and any choice of stone colour or style, too. Depending on how bold or subtle you want to go, the variations are diverse for this style.

Minimal Twist

Tantalising Twisted Band Engagement Rings to Inspire - Minimal Twist

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Traditionalists and those who prefer minimal rings will love this classic design. A delicately twisted band hugs a tiny centre stone in a solitaire setting, with no additional detail to distract the eye. This ring works well in any metal, with any colour or type of stone. Stick to a cool toned metal and a diamond for a classic look, or try a coloured diamond with a yellow or rose gold metal for a bolder look.

Rose Twist

Tantalising Twisted Band Engagement Rings to Inspire - Rose Twist

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If rose gold and warmer tones are your thing, this ring is sure to be dazzling. Morganite works well as the centre stone, but you could also look for a coloured diamond for a similar effect. Rose gold continues the warm, rosy effect, with tiny pave stones strategically placed to create a bit of visual detail without going overboard. The final effect is romantic, feminine, and oh-so-gorgeous.

Knotted Pave Twist

Tantalising Twisted Band Engagement Rings to Inspire - Knotted Pave Twist

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The knotted pave twist does not feature a larger stone. Instead, the detail lies in the design of the band itself. A twisted split band is knotted in an intricate design, symbolising the deeply entwined bond between you and your love. Contrasting stones, in this case chocolate and white diamonds, add even more detail, and maximum sparkle. This style would work well in any metal, with any colour or type of stone.

Pave Twist

Tantalising Twisted Band Engagement Rings to Inspire - Pave Twist

Image: Cape Diamonds

This elegant split band pave twist ring from Cape Diamonds in 18k yellow gold is the ideal choice for those who adore eye-catching rings that are timeless and beautifully crafted. The split band twists gently to a round cut solitaire diamond, with a solid gold twist adding the final touch. If yellow gold is not your thing, this ring is available in platinum, white gold and rose gold as well.

Get creative, think out of the box and consider a tailor-made twisted engagement ring from Cape Diamonds that is made perfectly to suit your style and budget.