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Meaning and the story behind the Couple Rings


The engagement ring is a symbol of the vow to marry as a vow that the groom makes to his partner when he asks her to marry him the crucial "Will You Wed Me? ".



While often revisited to adapt to changing times or new styles, this tradition has managed to stand up to the passing of time and is an important step without knowing where it came from.

The history of engagement rings goes back a long time. The Greeks are believed to have inherited the tradition of the Egyptians. Aulus Gellius was the first writer to write about it in his work Noctes Atticae, published in the year 159 AD.

In ancient Rome, a future bride was presented with two rings, one made of iron and the other was made of gold. They were to be worn at home as well as out in public. The rings were worn on the right hand, as it was believed that the Vena Amoris, a vein that reached directly to the heart, went through the ring. A ring that was worn on the left ring finger therefore meant ensuring the loyalty and love of the person who wore it.

Another important evidence is the correspondence exchanged between Pope Nicholas I and King Boris of Bulgaria, who converted to Christianity in 865. In these letters, the pontiff in response to the sovereign's questions and concerns, outlined among other things the custom of the future groom giving his beloved an engagement ring.

Another significant date is 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria presented Mary of Burgundy as a wedding promise an engagement ring made of gold and topped with a diamond. From that point on precious stones, specifically diamonds will embellish the engagement rings of future brides.

Selecting an Engagement Ring: How Many Types Are There?

If you have decided to approach your soulmate and ask the fateful question it is advisable to find the perfect ring to present, keeping in mind the tradition. The choice will not be simple, due to the range of models and precious stones. To aid you with this decision we will focus on the most classic types of engagement rings.

1. Solitaire

The Solitaire ring is among the most popular and desired rings in the world. It is distinguished by one precious stone, typically a diamond. It can be composed of white gold platinum, yellow or white gold. Solitaire The ring and its Meaning will tell you more about this exquisite diamond.

2. Eternity

The ring is composed of a number of tiny diamonds of the same carat neatly arranged around the circumference. This model is available in two variants: Full Eternity or Half Eternity. Both are coupled with the wedding band. The price of the ring is determined by the size and the number of stones.

3. Toi Et Moi

A symbol of the inseparable union of two lovers, the Toi et Moi ring -- literally You and I -- is made up of two precious stones, usually of different colors, that appear to embrace each other. Napoleon Bonaparte gave this model to his future wife Josephine de Beauharnais, as a token of love. Jackie also received one from John Fitzgerald Kennedy, along with the wedding proposal!

Trilogy

The Trilogy ring is composed consisting of three precious stones, diamonds and colored gems, set around its circumference. The precious stones could be of the same weight or of different weights. In this second scenario, the central stone is larger than the two stones to the sides.

Halo

The Halo ring is distinguished by the presence of a massive central stone, surrounded by the crown of diamonds. It is a beautiful jewellery piece that is perfect for those who know how to attract the spotlight. The central stone may be cut in various ways, such as princess, drop marquise, emerald, or drop. The Halo ring that Charles of England gifted to Lady Diana and later wore by his son Prince William to signify his love to Kate Middleton, is a beautiful example. It is a sapphire with a weight of 12 carats set with diamonds.

For more information on rings, read What is the significance behind rings on your fingers?

What precious stones should you pick for your engagement ring?

As we mentioned, there are numerous gems to be found in an engagement ring. Each conveys a specific message. We'll focus, however on the most sought-after ones.

Diamond is a symbol of eternal love and strength.

Ruby: passion, desire, and love

Sapphire: integrity, wisdom, and commitment

Emerald: loyalty, honesty and loyalty

The choice of a precious stone is not solely based on what you want to say but also the preference of the person who will receive the engagement ring.

When should you give an Engagement Ring to Your Friend?

In actuality, there's no 'best time' to present an engagement ring therefore, do it when you are absolutely certain that you'd like to spend the rest of your life with the person you love.

Of course, in the amount of time needed to plan the big day, it will be a good idea to give the event about a year prior to the date of the wedding.

Where to Wear an Engagement Ring, right Hand or Left Hand?

In accordance with our custom, the engagement ring must be placed on the left ring fingers, much like the wedding band. So on the day of the wedding, it will be moved to the right ring finger to make room for the wedding ring.

It is important to be aware, however, that traditions can change when you change your latitude. Find out more about where to wear an engagement ring.

Engagement Rings of the Stars

Some engagement rings are especially popular, and stunning, as they were gifts from famous personalities from the world of music, cinema or TV. Consider, for example, the ring gifted to Liz Taylor by Richard Burton, a diamond of more than 33 carats valued at nearly 9 million dollars! Beyonce's 18-carat diamond engagement ring cost Jay Z about 5 million dollars. The same thing, and more expensive is the engagement ring that shines on Kim Kardashian's finger, featuring a diamond that weighs 15 carats.

Luckily, you don't have to shell out a fortune to purchase a dazzling engagement ring. The important thing is knowing the best way to choose one! Check out our guide on the Cost of Engagement Rings to find out more.

How to select an Engagement Ring

Now you can claim that you know everything about the meaning the history, tradition and meaning of the engagement ring. Then, all you have to do is locate your vow of love and make a move.

Take a look at our guide to engagement Rings before you make your decision. Then, take a look at the extensive gallery of Diamonds Factory and get inspired: the right engagement ring is there waiting for you.

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