Posts Written On February 14, 2021

Your Ultimate Guide to Buying Men’s Wedding Ring

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Many years before, men’s wedding rings were usually made out of 14k or 18k gold with a round edge that measures around 3 to 6 mm. Unless, of course, you are from a royal family. However, today, men have a lot of options when it comes to wedding rings. And sometimes, it can be overwhelming.

Metal Choice

Unlike the past, we now have several metals to choose from in making men’s rings. Below are the common types of metal usually incorporated in a wedding ring:

Platinum

Platinum is one of the most costly metals used in jewelry. It is lustrous, rare, and hard. Moreover, it is durable and easy to maintain.

Yellow Gold

This is the most traditional choice for wedding rings. Yellow gold is durable, prestigious, and hypoallergenic. When opting for a gold ring, it would help if you kept in mind that the higher the gold content in your wedding ring, the softer it will be.Hence, it is best not to use 24k gold in your wedding ring.

White Gold

White gold wedding rings have gained popularity over the years. It is usually plated with rhodium for enhanced durability.Besides that, white gold can also be hypoallergenic.

Rose Gold

This material has a rosy color, which is very trendy today. Over time, it has been frequently used in men’s wedding rings. Rose gold rings are very sophisticated and stylish.

Palladium

This metal is similar to platinum. Palladium has been classifiedas a precious metal. Moreover, this metal type does not require any replating.

Titanium

If you are an active person, a wedding ring made out of titanium might be the right one for you. This is because this metal is lightweight, strong, and durable. Besides that, it is also hypoallergenic.

Tungsten

Tungsten is the hardest metal you can use in making jewelry. It is known to be very strong and is scratch resistant. However, it can be heavy and challenging to resize. 

Tantalum

Tantalum is quite rare. It is malleable, hard, scratch-resistant, and does not shatter. If you are into darker colors, this might be the one you are looking for.

Cobalt 

Cobalt is crack and scratch-resistant. It is very durable and hypoallergenic as well. Moreover, cobalt has similarities with white gold in terms of color.

Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber is not a type of metal. However, some choose this material for their wedding rings. This is because they are comfortable and durable.

Knowing Your Budget

The prices of men’s wedding rings can range from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. Hence, you should set a budget and stick to it. Doing so will help you decide what wedding ring you’re going to get without hurting your pocket.

What Color Do You Prefer?

Many choose yellow gold, rose gold, silver-hued metals, and black for their wedding ring color. Out of all the colors, yellow gold remains the traditional and classic color. However, white gold and platinum have gained popularity over the years as well.

Knowing the Width

Besides knowing your ring size, you should decide how wide you want your ring to be. You can try wedding rings in different widths and pick which ones look good on you. Moreover, wider rings tend to be more expensive. This is because they will require more metal.

Choosing a Finish

A finish pertains to the surface texture of your wedding ring.Below are the terms you should know about when it comes to finishes:● High Polish- this is the most common and has a reflective finish.● Matte- this is a more modern style with a less reflective finish.● Combination- some people combine both high polish and matte for their wedding rings.● Hammered- the ring looks like a tiny hammer has pounded it to create texture.● Detailing- most do these by adding diamond accents to their wedding rings.● Engraving- if you want to personalize your wedding ring, you can choose to engrave the design you want.● Custom Designs- some prefer to have their wedding rings customized.

Adding Gemstones

Add glamor to your wedding ring by incorporating it with gemstones. Diamonds and sapphire are the most popular in men’s wedding rings. Both gemstones are durable for daily wear.

White diamonds have been a common choice due to their classic look. On the other hand, black diamonds have a way to stand out in your wedding ring’s metal. Several people also choose blue or black sapphires to be added to their rings.

The number of gemstones added to your wedding ring will depend on how much you want it to have. You can choose to add small amounts of gemstone to give it a more straightforward look. Or, if you want to have a flashier ring, you can opt to surround your wedding ring with gemstones. It all depends on your preference.

As mentioned above, sapphire and diamonds are commonly used in wedding rings. However, it is best not to restrict yourself to those choices only. You can choose to communicate with your jeweler to know more options.

Takeaway

With the variety of wedding ring choices available for you, you might get confused about what you want to get. The best way to solve this problem is to narrow down the ones you like. After doing so, you might be able to pick out the perfect one for you.

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Kiss French, Be True, Drink Blue at This Valentine’s Day

Travel to Bordeaux, France in the comfort of your own home this Valentine’s Day 2021! French Blue Wine brings the pleasures of a bottle of crisp Bordeaux Rosé or Sauvignon Blanc to complement your special occasions. Experience the label’s intriguing offerings that pair wonderfully with charcuterie boards, romantic candlelit meals, or fun in the sun lunches. You get the picture. The selections are wonderful for just about any special day or eating venue.

From vine to table, French Blue Wine puts an American twist on French Bordeaux. Surprise your loved one with a bottle (or two!) for New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, or any special time for a memorable celebration. It’s sure to become a regular wine favorite! The wine is brought to you by the C. Mondavi family, the first family of Napa Valley.

French Blue Wine is all about enjoying friends and family with good wine and engaging conversations – or as the French say – living the joie de vivre (“joy of life”). These Appellation Bordeaux Contrôlée wines are crafted in world-renowned Entre-Deux-Mers. The blends are made in the largest wine region in Bordeaux (in-between Saint-Émilion and Graves) under the expert guidance of American winemaker Stephanie Rivin. The result is fresh,  crisp French Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc offerings that make every day the perfect day. You’ll be filled with joie de vivre indeed!

Bordeaux Rosé

Very attractive pale pink color with strawberry-tinged appearance. The predominantly Cabernets blend balances extremely well with the lovely aromatic freshness of the red berry fruits (strawberries and red currants); and good structure, with the finesse and fleshy character of the Merlot. Very well balanced and fresh, the wine culminates in a very aromatic and lingering finish. Excellent as an aperitif or with white meats and fish.

A blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, this pale pink rosé has a bouquet of flowers and summer berries with flavors of strawberry and citrus.

  • Lovely, light, refreshing (70% Cabernet Franc 30% Merlot)

  • Already the #20 French Rosé nationwide!

  • Attractive pale pink color with strawberry-tinged appearance

  • Predominantly Cabernet Franc blend balances extremely well with the lovely aromatic freshness of the red berry fruits (strawberries and red currants)

  • Good structure with the finesse and fleshy character of the Merlot

  • Excellent as an aperitif or with white meats and fish

  • The beautiful floral bouquet is reminiscent of lilacs and summer berries while the palate bursts with bright citrus and luscious strawberry notes

  • Entre-Deux-Mer region of Bordeaux

Sauvignon Blanc

French Blue 2019 Sauvignon Blanc is like a warm breeze on a cool summer night. With its pale yellow color and bright citrusy aromas, you will want to stock up on this limited release. The wine hails from the Entire Deux Mer region of Bordeaux where hillside vineyards are met with abundant sunshine to bring the grapes to perfect ripeness. A complex palette first reveals classic Bordeaux flavours of cool gooseberry and herbal notes, followed by deeper tropical flavors of kiwi, peach and bright citrus. The long crisp finish will have your taste buds begging for one more sip.

100% varietal with classic Bordeaux bouquet of gooseberry and herb and flavors of kiwi, peach, and bright citrus.  A clean finish invites another sip.

  • Cool, breezy, fun (100% Sauvignon Blanc)

  • Pale yellow color and bright citrus aromas

  • The wine hails from the Entre Deux Mer region of Bordeaux where hillside vineyards are met with abundant sunshine to bring the grapes to perfect ripeness

  • A complex palate first reveals classic Bordeaux flavors of cool gooseberry and herbal  notes, followed by deeper tropical flavors of kiwi, peach, and bright citrus

  • This wine is a perfect pairing with almost any meal as sauvignon blanc is very versatile

The label is the best-selling Rosé in Whole Foods for the past two years. Find the brand at Whole Foods, World Market, Target, and Kroger. For more information, visit https://www.frenchbluewine.com. The suggested retail price for both blends is $14.99 750ml/$54.99 3L per bottle.

To thoroughly enjoy a bottle, remember to Kiss French, Be True, Drink Blue.

About French Blue Wine:

Winemaker Stephanie Rivin is set out to do something new: put an American twist on French Rosé and Sauvignon Blanc. This intriguing blend has the fresh-cut flavor of watermelon, strawberry, and cherry. It’s dry and drinkable, with a crisp, refreshing finish. French Blue Rosé is ideal for a drawn-out lunch, a gathering of friends, or reading by the water on a hot day. It gives you the feeling of the best kind of Sunday afternoon: relaxed, bright, and cheerful. The brand also offers a fun in the sun Sauvignon Blanc blend, as well. A collaboration between Stephanie Rivin and C. Mondavi & Family is bringing the label to wine enthusiasts nationwide. Follow them on Instagram @french_blue_wine.

 

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