When buying Engagement, Wedding or Eternity rings, turn it over and take a look underneath!
Is it hollowed out?
Many high street chains do this to cut down on costs by using less metal.
Doing this makes the ring weaker and much harder (if not impossible) to resize or repair in the future.
An often overlooked consequence of this is that it is also a great place for dirt and grime to quickly build up. We often see people who believe they are allergic to gold – in most cases, it is the build-up of dirt & moisture held next to the skin that causes the problem.
Far better to purchase a solid ring, which is much stronger and should present no problems when resizing and will not become a dirt trap.
So when looking at any ring you intend to purchase ….. start by turning it over!