Wedding rings were traditionally made from gold, however gold in its purest form is very soft. In fact, rings made from pure gold, or 24 carat gold to be more precise, only last 3-4 years before becoming extremely thin and fragile. For this reason, gold is combined with other metals to form an alloy. Gold alloys come in a range of purities. As I have mentioned, 24 carat gold (99.99% gold) is very soft. Alternatives include 22 carat, 18 carat,14 carat and 9 carat. Over the years 18 carat gold has been the alloy of choice for women and 9 or 14 carat for men. Men traditionally work in areas (such as construction) that are not friendly to jewelry so a harder alloy was the preference.
In most modern cultures, it is becoming an expensive thing to want to
celebrate a wedding in a big way! Therefore, it is very common to see
parents spending years saving towards their daughter’s wedding so that her most wonderful day will remain in the memories of people who grace
the occasion, for a very long time to come. One of the considerable
financial expenditures is the purchase of the wedding rings for the
bride and groom. Out of all the valuable metallic rings, platinum
rings are in fact trendy options for most modern couples.