There is something inherently romantic about the ocean. The sound of the waves crashing on the beach, the warm colors of the setting sun, and the cool breeze coming off of the water create the perfect atmosphere for romance.
Imagine how wonderful it would be if you could capture this sense of romance in an engagement ring. As it turns out, you can do just that by choosing a ring that incorporates sea glass into its design.
Sea glass engagement rings have become more and more popular over the past few years. They typically incorporate colored sea glass that is set alongside a traditional diamond. The glass can range in color from cool shades of blue, green, and teal to warmer shades of amber, red, and orange.
After having been tossed around by the sea, the glass becomes smooth to the touch, worn by its contact with the sand. The surface of the glass looks as though it is frosted, giving it a mystical appearance that almost makes it look as if it is glowing from within. The nature of the glass itself makes it ideal for an engagement ring.
Like love, it has proven that it can withstand the test of time. Instead of being crushed or destroyed by the power of the waves and the obstacles that it encountered, the glass was made even more beautiful. The same can be said for love. The challenges that a couple faces together only serve to strengthen and enhance their relationship, deepening it and making it even more beautiful.
Although sea glass engagement rings are not traditional, they are a wonderful testament to the enduring nature of love. When shopping for one of these rings, you should use the same basic guidelines that you would use for buying any other type of engagement ring.
First, you should look at the metal that the ring itself is made from. Most engagement rings are either made from yellow or white gold. With sea glass, the vast majority of settings are white gold since the cool color of the metal tends to work better with the frosted appearance of the glass. There are, of course, exceptions. Yellow gold looks beautiful with amber, red, or orange colored glass.
If you choose a ring that also has a diamond in it, you need to pay attention to the quality of the diamond. The cut, color, and clarity of the stone should all come into play when determining whether or not it meets your standards. The diamond and the sea glass should be set in such a way that they complement one another, with neither one dominating the overall design of the ring. Instead, they should work synergistically to create a breathtaking piece of jewelry that can be worn for many years to come.
Buying a sea glass engagement ring is a wonderful way to show someone how much you care. In much the same way that these small shards of glass have survived against incredible odds, your relationship can also endure whatever challenges come your way. More than that, the love that you share can become even more beautiful over time.