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Mother’s Day Gift: Platinum Jewelry

Platinum is one of the hottest jewelry trends in the US.  The reason why platinum is so popular is because of its rarity and quality as a rare and precious metal.  The cool, crisp silver sheen of platinum goes well with any gemstone, whether it be diamonds, emeralds, rubies, you name it!  But most of all, platinum is popular because it is sturdy, resistant and maintains its value.

Since the 1960s and 1970s, platinum has been on an incline in terms of platinum jewelry buyers and platinum jewelry sellers.  More and more jewelers are carrying platinum to accommodate the increasing number of customers who demand it.  There are countless designs and ways to wear platinum jewelry-from diamond rings to earrings to brooches.
In 2012, many platinum jewelry inspirations are a reflection of trends pulled from current TV shows and fashion trends depicting vintage wear.  Here are just a few 2012 popular platinum jewelry trends to wear:

1.  Traditional Vintage Platinum Ring:
Vintage platinum wedding bands are becoming the ring to sport.  Engagement and wedding bands frequently worn in the 60s and 70s are making their comeback.  They’ve gained exposure from TV shows such as Mad Men, celebrities such as Grace Kelly.  Modern day brides are looking for the perfect vintage ring.  Modern day celebrities such as Beyonce, Halle Berry and Natalie Portman have already caught onto the trend!

 

2. Colorful Platinum Rings and Earrings:
Platinum is the perfect rare metal to pair with any precious stone.  The trend this year is to have bright colors.  Instead of going for a clear diamond, consider going with a colored diamond or gem stones with deep, saturated colors.  2012’s trending colors include canary yellow, emerald green and topaz blue.

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3. Classy Tennis Bracelets:
Tennis bracelets were popular back in the 80s.  Many if not most of our younger generation have a clue what tennis bracelets are.  Tennis bracelets are basically diamond bracelets that are thin and elegant.  The diamonds and bracelet are displayed symmetrically.  They were named after a tennis star who frequently wore these bracelets, by name of Chris Evert.  Nowadays, they have resurfaced and worn not on the tennis courts, but all over.  Famous star such as Penelope Cruz and Rachel McAdams have been sporting these ultra chic platinum tennis bracelets!
Platinum is trending for all types of jewelry, so you can’t really go wrong no matter what type of platinum jewelry you decide to invest in.  Unlike white gold, platinum maintains its beautiful silver brilliance without the need of yearly re-plating and recoating.  It does however, come with a slightly higher pricetag–but well worth your money.

Emily Li, the author of this article, works for Eternity Wedding Bands.  One of their most beloved type of wedding band is the platinum princess cut wedding band.  Her favorite type of platinum jewelry trend for 2012 are tennis bracelets!

Surprise Her This Mother’s Day With an Eternity Ring

Mother’s day is coming up and before you know it, you’ll be in a time crunch for the perfect gift.  If you are unsure of what to get her, consider the eternity ring!  The eternity ring has become somewhat of a sensation in the past couple of years.  They have been popular for anniversaries or gifts for special occasions.  Unlike other diamond rings or diamond jewelry, the eternity ring is a symbol of eternal love.  Giving someone an eternity ring shows them you are committed to them for an eternity.  Wearing an eternity ring serves as a reminder of the love and the promise of everlasting love.

Different Types/Kinds of Eternity Rings:

When it comes to picking out the style of an eternity ring, keep in mind the two main types.
The first type of ring is a “full eternity ring”.  These rings have diamonds or other precious gems surrounding the entire band.  Full eternity rings are absolutely stunning, but will cost you more than half eternity rings.  If you are looking to get a full eternity ring, it is best to get them at a jeweler who can customize it so it will fit.  Once the ring is made, it is hard to fit it because of all the diamonds.  Many people prefer the full eternity ring because they value the symbolism of having the diamonds wrap around the entire band.

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Photo by Carlos Gracia

The second type of ring is the half eternity ring.  These rings only have stones surrounding half the bands.  Half eternity rings are easy to customize and fit for women.  It is also possible to insert larger stones because the diamonds do not wrap around the entire ring.  Some women feel that half eternity rings are more comfortable than full eternity rings.  The comfort and fit depends on the style of the ring and the preference of the person wearing the ring.

When Should Someone Give An Eternity Ring?

The general answer is that, there is no set time you should give an eternity ring.  Unlike wedding rings or engagement rings, there’s no “right” or “expected” time for a man to give an eternity ring to his spouse.  They are great gifts for any special occasion, or even just because!
Men often give an eternity ring after the birth of the firstborn.  The birth of a firstborn can spark many emotions and bring a couple closer than ever.  Perhaps men commonly give an eternity ring after the birth of the firstborn because of how close he feels to his wife.  But this doesn’t mean you are subjected to giving an eternity ring at that time.  Some men prefer to give the ring during the 1st anniversary.  Besides anniversaries and the birth of the firstborn, eternity rings are great gifts for mother’s day!

Emily Li writes for Eternity Wedding Bands, an online eternity band retailer featuring some of the finest eternity bands.  Her favorite style of eternity rings is the milgrain platinum eternity ring.