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Western Engagement Rings : You and Your Man Can Ride Off Into the Sunset

Western engagement rings and wedding bands can capture a spirit of American romanticism for couples. Do you dream of riding off into the sunset and living happily ever after? Western-theme engagement and wedding rings may be just perfect for you.

Among these Western themes engagement and wedding rings are horseshoe rings. For the horse-riding couple or the people who wish to invoke good luck in their marriage and lives, these horseshoe rings capture the essence of Western and American romance. They can capture the spirit of the horse or the spirit of the free-roaming cowboy and cowgirl. Or, they might just capture the spirit of rusticana. They might come in a horseshoe shaped mounting of the ring or in the creation of a horseshoe design using diamonds or other precious gems. Anything from a diamond solitaire to turquoise can be use for the stone, while the usual precious metals of choice are sterling silver, or white or yellow gold. Couples can get matching horseshoe rings or antique-style rings such as the now very stylish old european cut diamonds engagement and wedding bands.

Bennett Fine Jewelry, Danny’s Jewelry, and Shepler's are among the very best who offer horseshoe rings. They can each offer you many different amazing variations on the decorous use of horseshoes and horseshoe patterns.

But the horseshoe engagement or wedding ring is not the only Western motif that you can get if you want this brand of romance to dazzle your relationship.

Typically, semi-precious gemstones are what fit the Western engagement ring style. Among the most prominent of these are:

Hematite; jade; jasper; mother of pearl; obsidian; pyrite; tanzanite; topaz; agate; opal; onyx; turquoise; peridot; and coral.

Western style engagement and wedding rings are meant to reflect individuality. Birthstones or colored gemstones and personal symbolism are much more easy to accent when one moves away from the traditional diamonds and typical traditional styles. The Western rings can also be an alternative to a couple that doesn't have a lot of extra money to spend on engagement and wedding rings.

The semi-precious gemstones of the Western style rings are also easier to find and give a much wider varietal appeal, making them a lot more diverse to meet more personalized tastes. Remember that semi-precious gemstones are really no different in value or beauty than the precious gems. Emotional investments in tradition are all that separate them, along with traditional levels of availability. The gemstones that were reserved for royalty -- diamonds, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires -- were the "precious" stones. Today, we mostly think of diamonds as the precious stones, even though they have also become more easily attained.

So, the Western theme in engagement and wedding rings can be simultaneously romantic, individually customized, and affordable.

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