Guards and Wraps are a type of ring enhancer. Both types are usually used as a form of protection for an engagement ring. Thankfully there are many more option for beautiful and diversified looks in this area of jewelry. Having said that, purchasing one can be a large commitment, so knowing what you want is key. The biggest factors to consider are what your goal is in purchasing one, budget, and ensuring the perfect fit for your engagement ring.
Guards come in many shapes. The most usual type is simple plain and safe all metal guard. These are the ones that are used most certainly for the protection of the engagement ring. Normally they are made with only one thing in mind, and that is protecting the weak points of an engagement ring, with no regard at all to fashion. The center stone, even diamonds, have a lot of exposed edges, which are delicate and easily chipped or damaged. Adding a simple metal guard will give a high level or protection by simply providing a layer of metal between the stone and anything that comes into contact with the stone.
For those people that prefer to see some dazzle, thankfully, they have many options with more ornate options. Many people love the three stone look, but have a solitaire engagement ring. Adding a guard or wrap can offer the illusion of a gorgeous three stone ring without actually adding anything or adjusting anything to the engagement ring. Also, many options are added by adding several side stone shapes or side stone type to give a completely different look to the bridal jewelry set. The possibilities are endless once one considers the possible combinations of gemstones, diamonds and moissanite. Furthermore, one can also explore the options of detail work such as millgrain or filigree. Adding detail work such as filigree or millgrain to a guard or wrap can give your entire bridal jewelry set a new looks. It can take your bridal set from simple to ornate or even to vintage and antique. Adding semi-precious stones are a growingly popular look. Adding a birthstone can make your bridal jewelry set not only fashionable but sentimental. You can also add colored stones to match eye colors, making it an increasingly personal look and feeling. Having said that, using a child’s birthstone gives the jewelry an increasing sentimental value.