The wedding band you give your soon to be better half while saying the wedding vows, is one of the most special purchases you make in life. The gorgeous piece of jewelry symbolizes your never-ending love and commitment for her.

The elegant diamond wedding band presents the start of a new journey together as one. You should try and avoid comprising on the look and longevity.

Choose the Metal

The metal you select for your wedding bands is important in deciding its beauty. A smart choice starts with being aware of your options. Here is a guide that shows a few choices of metals you can look at:

Yellow Gold

Yellow Gold are one of the most traditional and popular choices of metals. It can be divided into various categories based on its purity. 24 carat gold, the purest form, can be mixed with stronger metals to be made into jewelry. 22 carat gold consists of about 90% of pure gold, which alone can be used to make wedding bands. The 18 and 9 carat gold consists of about 70% and 30% gold each. It can be used to create a number of styles and settings.

White Gold

Yellow gold mixed with zinc or nickel, gets a silvery white color which is called white gold. The metal when plated with rhodium, gets a hard surface with an attractive shine. It is one of the most popular choices for wedding bands. Rose gold is another popular and stylish choice.

Platinum
It has a smooth silky finish along with being elegant and attractive.

Sterling Silver
It is a greyer tone as compared to platinum. It is similar to yellow gold in terms of being soft. It can be mixed with copper to make jewelry.

Select the best metal for your wedding band from the collection. If you need more help with the metals, head on over to Steels Jewelry.

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Finding the perfect vintage or estate piece of jewelry can be a treasure hunt!  I love to see the unique and one-of-a-kind pieces and imagine the story behind each one…where have they come to get here?  The icing on the cake is choosing something special to take home and continuing its story.

Not many people know this, but my late grandfather “papa” owned a small repair and jewelry store downtown many many years ago. I fell in love with antique pieces as a young girl rummaging through what was left from his business, and the gifts he had given my nana and mom over the years. There was one diamond princess ring in particular that I was given on my 16th birthday. It was handed down two generations and remains so very special to me! I still wear it on special occasions.

For two days only, August 14th and 15th, we will have the largest selection of estate and vintage jewelry Steel’s have ever seen! Come ‘rummage’ with us as we see what comes in that weekend.  Bring any favorite pieces that you have collected over the years and share with us your story…we can’t wait! Take a peek of some of the amazing pieces below that will be in our store.

Nicole

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