September 17, 2018

Engagement Rings- True and Believable Myths, Tradition and History

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Engagement is a romantic interlude in a couple’s relationship and it is once in a lifetime day, when you present your beloved with their most cherished ring. Engagement rings hold high significance to every couple because it is a remarkable sign of love and commitment between two individuals contemplating on the unique bond of marriage. And to seal this eternal commitment and witness the unbroken cycle of love nothing can match the timeless beauty and elegance of a Diamond Engagement Ring, for sure!

Historically, there is a purpose of wearing an engagement ring. An engagement ring is like an open declaration or to be more correct we can say it is a seal or an unwritten contract made between two individuals that both are to be married to each other. However, the practice of exchanging of rings has come a long way and almost all of us know that it signifies impending nuptials, not many of us are aware of the finger in which the engagement ring has to be worn on. Not so surprisingly, cultures of native countries tend to have different traditions for many things, and the engagement rings are no exception to it! There are some interesting cultural differences associated with wedding rings or engagement rings that vary from country to country. So if you are curious to know how our traditions differ from those across the world, here’s the answer:

  • The ancient Romans were the first to wear the engagement ring on the right hand because they believed that the left hand is unreliable and unhappy.
  • In India, for many years it has been customary to wear the engagement ring only on the right hand as left hand was considered impure. But, now it is permitted to wear a wedding ring or engagement ring on any hand.
  • Germany and Netherlands are the countries where couple wear golden engagement rings on their left hands whereas wedding rings on the right hand.
  • Interestingly, there are even some religious reason for choosing a specific finger like if you will see the Jewish tradition, the fiance puts the ring on his fiancee’s index finger of the right hand and after wedding women usually wear it on the ring finger of the same hand.
  • Lebanon, Turkey, Syria, and Brazil are the countries where the engagement ring is worn on the right hand before the marriage and on the left after it.
  • In the countries, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia, Portugal, Ukraine, Greece, Spain and Belgium (in some territories), Georgia, Latvia, Hungary, Colombia, Cuba, Peru, Venezuela, tradition dictates that the ring be worn on the right hand.
  • And the countries in which engagement rings are worn on the left hand are Australia, Canada, Botswana, Egypt, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa, UK, Croatia, USA, France, Romania, Slovenia, Finland, Czech, Italy, Sweden, Republic, Switzerland, and most Asian countries.
  • Exceptionally, in Sri Lanka, the groom wears the wedding ring on his right hand and the bride wears it on her left.

Hence, there are countless age-old traditions which determine the choice of the finger. Whereas the most popular tradition of donning the engagement ring on the fourth finger of the left hand started a long time ago. And this was because it was believed that our fourth finger of the left hand which we call ring finger in layman is connected to the vena amoris, which is also referred as the “vein of love”- the very vein that is considered to ran directly from the left ring finger to the heart. Therefore, this tradition was believed to be in direct connection to the heart. Moreover, today the fact is, people are choosing to customize their own rings and even the traditions as well.

There is another tradition of buying a wedding ring, which is exchanged by the bride and the groom at the time of marriage. However, the first wedding rings are believed to date back to ancient Egypt, when spouse used to wove grasses and reeds into circles symbolizing eternity and completeness. And over the time, the materials used for designing wedding rings evolved to include leather, bone, and eventually metals such as iron, silver, gold, and now platinum, diamonds, other gemstones like sapphire are more popular. The main difference between the wedding ring and the engagement ring is that they are two separate, stack bands, and one cannot wear a wedding ring before the marriage ceremony. For every couple both- engagement as well as wedding ring hold a special significance which cannot be matched with any other jewelry. In fact, modern couples of today all across the world are opting to buy both the rings as a duo set to save time and money, and ensure their rings complement each other just like their commitment to each other. But, usually, it depends on the personal preference of the couples, because there are many who decide to get one single ring each. Besides saving money, there are numerous other advantages of going this route-

  • wearing a single ring be it engagement or wedding ring is more comfortable and less fussy that stacked rings
  • especially if you are a bit scatterbrained, it is one less ring to have to worry about losing
  • you don’t need to worry whether or not your two rings are perfectly lining up
  • you can consider making more of an investment on a single stand-out stone

Hence, no doubt deciding to go with a single ring is a very smart idea for couples. However, if you are enamoured of your engagement ring, but still want a wedding ring as well, you can consider them wearing on separate ring fingers. Whether it is your glittering wedding ring or engagement ring or both, all that really matters is that it is the one you love to and happy to wear all the time.  Since these days there is greater involvement of spouse in choosing an engagement ring, brides get an advantage of choosing a more intricate ring for herself, whereas in some cultures couples are not even aware of their rings. They are allowed to see it only when their beloved partner slips it on their ring finger.

So if you have fallen for someone very special and willing to please her/him with something unique that reflects your pristine and pure love, then it is very important to know exactly when to pick out wedding or engagement band. Here we suggest that soon to be couples should choose their wedding bands at least two months before the wedding so that you can take care of other wedding rituals and planning details while your rings are already in production. And if you are unsure about what kind of wedding band you want, take a look at the variety of exquisite designs available at our exclusive online store.

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It is said that diamonds are forever and so is the love of the women for the diamonds, so if you are planning to propose your beloved in a unique way, how about doing it with a Diamond pendant. Maybe  it is little overdoing, but the truth is women go weak in the knees over diamond jewelry whether it is beautiful pair of earrings, a super stylish princes cut diamond ring or a pendant. Well, if you are wondering if diamond pendants come affordable or not and will it fit in your pocket, then no need to fret about simply visit us and check out Diamond Pendant Price In UAE. We have a huge selection to choose from many of which comes without the hefty price tag. Hence, you are sure to find a beautifully designed pendant that would add a charm to your lady’s personality without making a hole in your pocket. And interestingly, if you don’t find your desired one in our collection, you can approach our expert craftsman and turn your inspiration into a perfect masterpiece, that your beloved would love to wear. So what are you waiting for? Just visit our website today and have a look at our amazing collection of gold and diamond jewelry today!

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