April 16, 2012
When you began looking for a wedding band, the reasons that led you to narrow your search to selections among mens cobalt wedding bands, no doubt had to do with the longevity of this contemporary metal. Selecting this very ring to be your wedding band took time, and now it has sentiment and meaning behind it too. Additionally while cobalt rings are scratch proof, they can be customized by laser engraving a sweet a personal message meant for only you, by such designers as Heavy Stone Rings, from your loving partner. Some couples have decided to go a step further and customize their cobalt band not only with engraving, but perhaps also by increasing the millimeter or wideness of the band, or having it set with special and specific stones. The bottom line is that this band is an expression of not only you and your own personal taste, but as a couple, of your love and commitment to each other.
So what happens when that unforeseen occurrence takes place, and your ring is lost or stolen? How could this happen? Lots of ways, you go swimming at the lake and forget to take off your wedding ring, that cool water causes your finger to reduce just enough that your ring slips off into the murky water. You don’t even notice it until your drying yourself off an hour later. Where do you even begin to look? You go out for Chinese food, or a good pizza and your fingers swell from all that wonderful and delicious sodium. You decide to take off your ring, before it cuts off the circulation in your finger, and you put it in your pocket. When you get home it’s gone. When, where? You make the typical phone calls to the restaurant, the gas station where you filled up on the way home, but nothing been turned in, it’s gone, they’ll call you if they find anything and now your sick to your stomach. Scenario’s like this happen all the time.
However, when you have insured your cobalt ring, you can get it replaced to the minutest detail, and there are various types of coverage you can choose from. Some jewelry insurers, such as Perfect Circle Insurance for instance, carry Loss, Theft, Damage and Mysterious Disappearance. This particular insurer does not require you to do endless footwork getting multiple estimates of your jewelry, but knows it’s much simpler for you to be able to work with, and get an estimate from your own personal jeweler. Additionally, they have a no deductible option, if that is something you are interested in.
Only you can decide if it’s worth it to insure you cobalt wedding band. It is something you have to decide before you lose it, though and who knows when, or just how that might happen? You obviously never plan or count on losing, right? So think about it, and ask your self, “How much does my wedding band and what is represents actually mean to me?”
April 9, 2012
Heavy Stone Rings wants to make sure that we always have options. For instance they have created stunning looks in cobalt rings that dazzle and glow all by themselves, with no need of any help from the precious metal department. However, there are those of us out there that love the contrasting hues of a brilliant cobalt glow with the subtle gray of silver or the warm tones of gold to shake things up a bit. Two of the mens cobalt wedding bands that have been created and designed by Heavy Stone Rings have similar styles and features, with the exception of the inlays. ZANDER is an 8mm cobalt band with beveled edges and a satin finish with an elegant sterling silver inlay.
Next is BAILEY, also an 8mm beveled edge and satin finish cobalt band, but this time it has the warm familiar glow of precious 18k yellow gold. If you are a rose gold type of guy, they have also created ELDEN, an identical band but instead of the yellow gold inlay it is in 18k rose gold.
So you have some decisions to make, are you a solid no frills cobalt band man? Or you do you prefer a little pizazz in the form of silver, or gold, in yellow or rose tones? What ever you decide on, I’m positive Heavy Stone Rings has the style that your looking for. Did I mention they also do custom work? Ask your authorized Heavy Stone Rings retailer about what you have in mind, if you cant find it on their website.
April 1, 2012
If you are feeling a bit indecisive about whether you prefer cobalt rings with black or white diamonds, one of my favorite contemporary metal designers, Heavy Stone Rings, wants to make it easy for you. They have two gorgeous examples of mens cobalt wedding bands, both virtually identical. One with an ultra-modern black diamond, and one with the traditional favorite, a white diamond.
The decision to go with cobalt is of course the easy part. Cobalt bands are virtually scratch resistant, and the fact that chromium has been combined with the cobalt makes it non-corrosive, which means it will not rust or oxidize, and is fabulously hypo-allergenic to your skin. Next, cobalt has a lustrous shine that can out brilliance even platinum. Platinum over time will scratch and need to be re-polished to live up to its showroom glory, and that is not the case with cobalt. Cobalt wedding rings have a permanently polished luster that lasts the life of the band.
So all that leaves us with is the choice of which cobalt band we want. If you go and price an 8mm 18k white gold band with any diamond at all, it will easily be double, (if not more) the price of the same style in cobalt band. Like platinum however, your white gold band will need maintenance to keep its wedding day luster alive, in the form of polishing and buffing to remove the scratches that inevitably accrue over time. So, if after much thought and debate you just cannot decide between a black or white diamond, save your self the headache and just get both. You may still come out better in your pocketbook than if you were to get just one 18k white gold band of the same style.