Do you have an engagement ring—or are you planning to purchase or design a custom engagement ring sometime soon? If so, then a ring jacket might be a great accessory for your diamond ring. A ring jacket is essentially another band that wraps around your engagement ring, facilitating a whole new look and feel! In this blog post, we’ll explore what exactly a ring jacket is, why someone might want it for their engagement ring or other pieces of jewelry, and how to care for your ring jacket. Whether you’re looking to enhance the current beauty of your existing diamond ring or add extra sparkle with an interesting design element–a beautiful selection of jackets may be just what you need in order to create something truly special!
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What is a Ring Jacket and Why You May Like One for Your Engagement Ring
A ring jacket is a brilliant way to customize and enhance the look of your engagement ring. Regardless if you have lab created diamonds or natural diamonds, by connecting two rings together, the leading diamond on the engagement ring stands out even more and adds a greater level of beauty and individuality to your proposal. In addition, a ring jacket can protect the diamond, while at the same time adding a layer of sophistication when worn as a single piece. Some people choose a ring jacket as their wedding rings to create the perfect stacked look, while others choose it as an accompanying piece to their engagement ring. It should also be noted that if you are creating custom engagement rings or wedding bands, a ring jacket is a unique piece that can also be customized to your liking. With so many styles available, you’re sure to find one that suits both your budget and your taste perfectly – making for an extra special way to say ‘I Do’.
Benefits of Wearing a Ring Jacket
The beauty and special significance of an engagement ring is something to be celebrated, and a ring jacket is an excellent way to put an extra personal touch on this symbol. Designed to fit snugly over the main diamond of your engagement ring, a ring jacket offers plenty of style opportunities that allow you to add a finishing touch that reflects your personal taste. Whether you choose something classic or bold, a ring jacket will give your perfect engagement ring an enhanced presence on your finger and make it more visible from all angles. If you are choosing to do the custom design process for a custom ring, ring jackets also present the perfect opportunity to create a stack of unique engagement rings. For those who are looking to stay within budget, ring jackets are perfect for an engagement ring with a smaller stone as they will be nestled in with many other stones. Many jewelry designers will work with couples to create their perfect wedding rings, using either lab grown diamonds or natural diamonds and this is no different when designing or buying a ring jacket. Beyond this, ring jackets also provide protection against damage of your engagement ring or wedding bands, so that you can keep the sparkle of your diamond shining brilliantly for years to come.
Different Types of Ring Jackets
Whether you are looking to add a little bit of extra sparkle to your wedding rings or keep your stunning centre diamond on your engagement ring safe, a ring jacket is the perfect choice. Ring jackets, also known as guard rings, come in all shapes and sizes, giving you ample options to customize your look. They can be simple and understated, or adorned with gemstones that highlight the overall design of your engagement ring. Depending on what style you’re after, there are ring jackets available in many different metals, such as sterling silver, white gold, yellow gold and rose gold, and can have as many other gemstones, natural diamonds or lab created diamonds that you would like.
Choosing the Right Ring Jacket for Your Engagement Ring
Finding or designing the perfect ring jacket for your engagement ring and/or wedding ring can be a big decision! It’s not only about making sure the ring jacket fits your lifestyle, but also that it enhances and complements the design of the engagement ring. It can take some time to decide which ring jacket or enhancer is right for you as there are so many beautiful designs to choose from. Ultimately, it’s important to pick something that you feel comfortable wearing and matches your style, as well as being one that complements your engagement ring. Fortunately, with such a variety of styles available, there’s something out there for every taste. Go ahead and explore — after all, this is an investment you’ll have forever!
How to Care for Your Ring Jacket
Keeping your ring jacket in top shape is an important step in order to keep it looking its best. Your first step should be to inspect the ring jacket a few times a year and check for any broken prongs or loose stones. If anything looks amiss, have your jeweller adjust it in time before more significant damage occurs. Proper jewelry cleaning is also essential to keeping your ring jacket sparkling and gorgeous for years to come; you can invest in a professional cleaning kit specifically designed for fine jewelry or simply use an effective do-it-yourself method. To keep the metal of your ring jacket looking smooth and free from scratches or discoloration, consider applying a metal cleaner that is kind to jewelry twice annually, followed by rinsing and polishing with a soft cloth. This does not have to be an overwhelming task; inspecting and cleaning your ring jacket can be done at the same time as both or either your engagement ring and wedding rings. Regardless if your ring jacket has lab diamonds, natural diamonds, cubic zirconia or another type of gemstone, it is important to regularly inspect and clean your ring jacket so that it lasts for years to come.
In conclusion, choosing a ring jacket for your engagement ring is an exciting and important decision. Be sure to keep the type of metal, personal style, and the need for regular maintenance in mind so that you can select a gorgeous heirloom piece that will be cherished for years to come. By reminding yourself of these tips and consulting a professional jeweler or other knowledgeable sources, we’re confident that you can find the perfect ring jacket to complete your perfect engagement ring or wedding ring stack! If you would like to know more about ring jackets, the services we offer or our process for designing your dream diamond ring, please contact us today and we will be happy to help.