(Closed) This might be a stupid question but.. what is an enhancer??

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 18
Member
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I have one and all they really are, are two bands put together.  Some of them you can’t wear alone, but my jeweler told me they could take off the metal bars and I would have two wedding bands.  They said I could even pick just to wear one of them if I wanted to.  Its almost like a two-in-one deal and most people get them with their solitaires or if the want two bands on each side, especially if they are going to have them saudered together.

Edit: You can also get enhancers that are one band, so it just slips on and pretty much “enhances” your e-ring.

 

Post # 19
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9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

An Enhancer used to be a “carved” collar that surrounded a diamond to make it appear larger from a distance.

These types of setting were very popular in the 1980s when Gold was uber-expensive, and the cost of living very high, and credit thru the roof (Interest Rates on Loans over 20%, Credit Cards 30 to 35%).  Most Brides of the time, myself included, got Engagement Rings that were predominently Gold, with very small Diamonds… the Enhancer served to make the stone (or at least the bit that sat atop the ring) look bigger than it truly was.  At the time Gold Gold was in, and oftentimes the Enhancer was made out of White Gold so as to sparkly a bit more like the Diamond, same reason the Collar was faceted.

Somewhere / Somehow in the last 30 years, the terminology has changed.

An Enhancer now has come to be used interchangeably for what is also termed as a Jacket, Wrap or Guard

(lol altho once upon a time, a Guard Ring was something totally different as well).

Hope this helps,

 

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