18K Yellow Gold, Light Domed Comfort Fit, High Polish, 7mm, Ring
LDCF-18Y-7mm-HPRegular price $1,280.00 Sale price $1,138.00 Save $142.00
The luxury of 18K yellow gold is enhanced with our light domed design. The subtle curve of the ring surface, inside and out, makes this ring a comfortable, classy option for a wedding band.
A comfort-fit design is simple and effective. We add a little extra metal to the inside of the ring to give the interior surface a domed shape. The domed shape is similar to the shape of the outside of a domed wedding band.
The slight dome helps the ring glide over your finger and fit over knuckles. As such, comfort fit is highly recommended for those with bigger knuckles.
With a comfort fit, the size of the ring also fits looser, which means you should verify the correct size before you buy.
A high polish finish reflects light for a shiny and timeless look. This is by far the most common finish for both engagement and wedding rings. It creates a classic glossy surface that is smooth and bright. The drawback to the high polish finish is that scratches are more noticeable, so you may need more regular polishing to keep it looking shiny.
Yellow gold is what you typically picture when you think of gold. It is a rich yellow metal that is fairly soft, which means it has to be mixed with other metals to make it durable enough for everyday wear. Gold alloys are determined by karats (not to be confused with carat, or diamond weight). The higher the karat, the higher the gold content—out of 24 karats. So 18K gold is 18 parts gold and 6 parts another material (usually a mix of copper, zinc, and silver).
The durability of gold depends on the karat, with higher karat gold being softer and more prone to scratches. This means that 10K gold is the most durable gold option. However, all gold jewelry will need to be polished regularly to buff out scratches and dings.
The price of gold also depends on the karat. High gold content is more expensive than low gold content. However, gold jewelry is generally much more affordable than platinum and palladium.