Although the choice of silver or gold is normally simply a matter of taste, there are some practical reasons for choosing one over the other, and there are also occasions when one should be worn as opposed to the other.
Silver weighs less than gold. Although this will make very little difference when it comes to small jewellery pieces such as rings and earrings, it makes a considerable difference when considering which watches, bracelets or necklaces to buy. If the weight of a particular piece of jewellery is going to be an issue then it’s usually best to opt for silver as opposed to gold.
Another advantage that silver has over gold is the fact that it goes with absolutely anything. Due to the fact that it is very reflective and has no dominant colour, it reflects the colours that its worn with and therefore matches very well. Unfortunately gold only goes well with a limited number of colours, so it can look odd or out of place when worn with a lot of different colours.
Perhaps not such an important factor when it comes to jewellery due to the fact that it is often marked up quite high anyway, but silver is a better investment than gold. Despite what many people think there is actually a lot less silver in the world than there is gold. There is only 400 million ounces of silver which is quite a small proportion of the 1,500 million ounces of gold.
Of course for those who like owning gold but enjoy the fact that silver can be worn with anything, these is white gold. Although it is considerable more expensive to buy white gold jewellery it is quite often well worth the extra money because you know it can be worn for virtually any occasion. A good place to go and compare jewellery is F Hinds as they are a very reputable jeweller. There are plenty of reviews of their producvts and services online to give you peace of mind.
All over the world, married couples wear wedding rings as a symbol of their commitment to each other. They are often worn by both parties in a marriage for many years, therefore it’s quite important that they suit the recipient’s taste well so that they love and cherish it for as long as they are married. Here are some things to consider when choosing a wedding ring:
1. Your budget
The most efficient way to set a budget for the wedding rings is to incorporate the cost of the rings into the budget for the wedding itself. That way you know exactly how much you will need for the rings, you will have them in time for the wedding and there will be no shocks after the wedding. As a general rule you should spend a bit more on a wedding ring than you do on your regular jewellery seeing as you are intending on wearing it forever.
2. Shop wedding rings together
Some wedding plans are not made as a couple, but choosing the wedding rings should definitely be done together. You should dedicate a couple of weekends to search numerous jewellers and find the perfect ring for each of you before making a decision. Doing so will ensure that you’ve seen all of the possible designs and styles and that you’ve both picked a wedding ring that you will wear forever.
3. Make sure it’s comfortable
Comfort is equally as important as style when it comes to wedding rings, so ensure you choose one that you are comfortable wearing for long periods of time. Even couples who remove their wedding rings at night still wear them for up to 12 hours a day – this is a very long time and if your wedding ring isn’t comfortable you may end up removing it often which could upset your spouse.
As a keen enthusiast I buy quite a lot of jewellery. Although I do tend to buy a lot for myself, I also buy it for friends or family whenever I can. This is usually at Christmas or on someone’s Birthday or any other special occasion such as weddings and Christenings. If I’m feeling particularly flush one month then I might even buy someone some jewellery as a surprise gift – if they are lucky.
Due to the fact that they are very reasonably priced and that they often have voucher codes available, I tend to buy the majority of jewellery from F Hinds. This is because they have a large selection for men, women and children and I can buy from them online. There is a store not too far from me, but I prefer the selection on the internet.
Some people argue that they are not a very good retailer as they do not like the quality of their products but I can honestly say that I have been buying things from there for as long as I can remember and I have never noticed any problem with the quality. My mother even has a ring that I bought her for Christmas when I was about 10 years old and it is still in very good condition despite the fact that wears it almost daily. I appreciate that others may not have had such a great experience, but I can honestly say that I’ve never had a problem.
The fact that they have such a good selection of products online is the reason why I like them so much. The products are well presented, well packaged and delivered promptly every time I place an order online. And there’s always a discount code that can be found to make the order a little bit cheaper as well, which is why they get my vote.
I think that the reason why F Hinds are so cheap is because they are an all-rounder when it comes to buying jewellery. That means that they sell premium jewellery that is of a very high quality and therefore costs a lot of money, for those very special occasions such as engagements and weddings. Alongside this they also sell more affordable jewellery that is not of such high quality but is great for everyday use.
The fact that they sell such a wide variety of jewellery means that they can offer a service for most people’s needs. As a result you can pretty much guarantee that in any high street near the Christmas period, there will be a queue of people outside waiting to get in and be served to buy gifts for their loved ones. This includes middle-aged men looking for something for their wives, young children wanting to buy something for their parents and even students looking to buy jewellery for their friends. F Hinds voucher codes are also extremely popular with the general public and mean that they also benefit from healthy sales online as well. The fact that F Hinds have cornered the market when it comes to jewellery means that they need a smaller margin to still make a profit. Precious metal is only really rising in value so whether you like it or not the large jewellery retailers are here to stay in my opinion.
Here are a couple of my most recent purchases from F Hinds. The silver ring I bought for my counsin’s 40th Birthday present, and the gold one was just a little treat for myself as I haven’t had a cigarrette in two years.