A Guide to Gold: How to Choose Your Engagement Ring Band

Planning on proposing soon and thinking about what ring to get for your sweetheart? Besides the gemstone on the engagement ring, you might also be considering what colour the ring’s band should be. After all, this is something your love will be wearing for life. Every detail should be perfect. Whatever you decide, it is important that the ring be not only beautiful but also durable. This blog post serves as your guide to different gold bands. 

Go With Gold for a Classic Taste of Luxury

Culturally synonymous with luxury, gold is undoubtedly the most classic metal choice for engagement ring bands. This versatile metal is not only a popular choice for proposal rings but is also commonly used for all kinds of jewellery. Gold purity is measured in karats. This is not to be confused with carats, which is used to measure the weight of gemstones like diamonds or moissanite. Pure gold is commonly referred to as 24 karat gold (24K gold). This indicates that 24 out of 24 parts of the metal is composed of gold.

Keep in mind that purity does not equate to durability. Pure gold is too soft and easily bent out of shape for it to be used for daily jewellery like engagement rings. Due to this, gold will often be combined with other metal alloys like platinum, palladium, copper or nickel, to enhance its durability. 18K (75%), 14K (58%) and 10K (42%) gold are commonly used in the creation of engagement rings. If the gold purity is too low, the vibrancy of the gold might suffer. 

At Princess Gem, many of our moissanite engagement ring bands come in pure 18K gold. Our research suggests that 18K gold is the ideal amount for maintaining both the ring’s durability and intensity of colour. All our jewellery has been tested by the Singapore Assay Office (SAO). Founded in 1975, the SAO is Singapore’s only recognised and independent laboratory that tests and certifies precious metals such as gold and silver. 

Our moissanite gemstones sit atop yellow gold, white gold or rose gold engagement bands. The colour of your chosen ring will depend on personal preference, but there are some cultural impressions associated with each colour. 

Yellow Gold Engagement Ring Bands

A yellow gold engagement ring is a timeless classic. When most people think of an engagement ring, the image that comes to mind is that of a simple gold band topped with a sparkling gemstone. If elegance is what you’re after, you’ll be interested in our 18K Yellow Gold Solitaire Crown Cathedral 1 Carat Ring. A brilliant solitaire moissanite sits centre stage above a minimalist gold band for the ultimate display of luxury. 

White Gold Engagement Ring Bands

Considered a trendier alternative to yellow gold, white gold engagement rings are often preferred by people with cooler skin tones. For the ultimate flash and sparkle, consider our Solitaire Half-Eternity 1 Carat Ring. The slim tapered band proudly cradles a brilliant cut solitaire moissanite. That’s not all. This band is also studded with glittering moissanite gems set in a beautiful half-eternity. All the wearer needs to do is wave her hand for flashes of light and fire to reflect and refract. 

Rose Gold Engagement Ring Bands

Delicate and feminine, rose gold rings possess a warm, pinkish hue. If you want your chosen engagement ring to scream romantic, consider going for our 18K Rose Gold Heart Solitaire French Pave 1 Carat Ring. Hearts are a symbol of love, loyalty, passion and devotion. What better way to signify your love for your future spouse than a heart-shaped engagement ring? 

White Gold Plated Sterling Silver Engagement Rings

In addition to solid 18K gold bands, we also provide white gold plated, sterling silver moissanite engagement rings. The main advantage of opting for a sterling silver band is the significant cost savings. Not to worry, sterling silver is known for being a durable, hypoallergenic metal. The gleaming coat of white gold plate ensures that the same shine and luster will not be missed by the wearer. 

Shop our moissanite engagement rings in Singapore today!