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Rings For Couples: significance and the reason we give it as a gift

Engagement ring: its significance and the reason we give it away as a gift

We pick it, we purchase it, and we give it away as a gift. But do we are aware of its significance? We'll tell you about its long-running history. Let's start by saying that the meaning of the engagement ring is simple, and deeply romantic. The ring symbolizes both love and marriage promise. It is usually given by the man to the woman prior to the wedding.

The shape of the ring itself reveals its significance in our culture. This ring is in fact a perfect and endless circle, which is well suited to representing eternal love.

The tradition of the engagement ring isn't quite as common in other nations as it is here. In the West, it's commonplace to present the ring to someone you love. In some South American countries however, the ring is first worn on the right hand, then on the left hand during the wedding day.

Why do we give engagement ring as gifts?

To answer this question, we need to open an historical overview. It appears that even in Roman times, there was a custom of giving the future bride two rings, one of which was gold and the other made of iron. The latter was to be used at home in order not to ruin the gold one.

As time went on the ring started to be a more frequent feature on the left hand, as we continue to do today because it was believed that the vena amoris (vein of love) ran through the finger directly to the heart.

The first real engagement ring was commissioned by Maximilian I, Archduke of Austria in 1477, for Mary of Burgundy.

In the 20th century, the custom slowly took root, especially after the Second World War when the idea spread across the United States, that the engagement ring is an essential gift for a wedding, especially when it is adorned with a diamond.

What is the best way to choose an engagement ring for your wedding?

Let's look at some helpful tips for choosing the right engagement ring now that we understand more about what it means.

First of all, there aren't any rules. Everyone can pick the ring that suits them depending on their personal tastes and preferences. It is true, however that certain rings are more popular than others. People usually choose:

Solitaire rings are rings that is made up of one stone, like a diamond.

A riviere can also be referred to as a veretta. It has many stones in addition to it;

A half-faith ring or band is, as the name suggests, a thinner ring compared to the classic wedding ring.

Another popular option is the trinity ring, which is an platinum or gold jewel embellished with three precious stones, often brilliants. A trilogy ring is romantic significance, since the three stones symbolize the past, the present and the future of the couple.

In terms of materials the most sought-after are gold and platinum however, you can get rings in titanium, silver, and various other metals. Even for precious stones there is no rule that is applicable to everyone; despite this, the great classic is undoubtedly the diamond ring, and the most popular are brilliant cut diamonds.

However, the selection of other precious stones is not uncommon, nor is the addition of additional stones to the diamond. In these cases it is important to pay attention to their meaning.

If you choose an engagement ring with emerald you will discover that it has many meanings. It is a magnificent green stone that is a symbol with elegance, harmony and tranquility, however it is also a symbol of loyalty and the fidelity of your girlfriend.

The meaning of the aquamarine stone is totally different. The meaning behind an engagement ring made of aquamarine can be essential for a couple since it symbolizes happy and stable love, and therefore is a good symbol for their future together.


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