The engagement ring is not an ordinary gift, but a real symbol of great importance. Almost every unmarried girl is waiting for such an offer from the future groom.
Signs and traditions associated with engagement rings
Previously, objects made in the form of a circle were a kind of symbols that cement relationships between people. In ancient Rome, the guy presented the rings only to the parents of his chosen one, thereby showing that he had enough opportunities to support the family. And in Ancient Russia, the ceremony of the engagement itself was much more important than the wedding ceremony held later.
According to tradition, the engagement ring and the wedding ring are worn on the same fingers. In Russia, they are worn on the middle finger and on the right hand, and in Europe, as well as the United States, on the ring finger of the left hand. It is strongly not recommended to wear it after the engagement on other fingers, in order not to interfere with the planned wedding.
In the case when the girl agrees to the proposal given to her, she puts on a ring. After that, the ring is removed on the day of the wedding itself, and the engagement ring is immediately put on instead. In some cases, girls continue to wear these rings together as long as they match and match each other in style.
Choosing the Right Engagement Ring
The engagement ring has always been given great importance, and in many cases the ring itself is kept in the family as a kind of family symbol. That is why it is necessary to approach quite seriously and take into account all the nuances and subtleties when choosing it.
The budget is of great importance influencing the choice, since the cost of rings starts from hundreds and ends in millions of dollars. Many well-known manufacturers also produce exclusive models in a single copy, distinguished by their sophistication and, accordingly, cost.
According to established traditions, the ring is made of precious metal, preferably gold, and additionally decorated with natural stone. When choosing rings, it is better not to purchase them for various promotions, since a lot of the same rings can be released and the girl could already see them. In this case, the model of the ring will not be a surprise for her.
It is very important when buying to know exactly the right size of the ring itself (its inner diameter). To find out this secret from the future bride, you can contact her friend, who may know the necessary data or find out. If the girl already has rings, there is always the opportunity to measure their size. It is also necessary to remember that the ring will definitely be worn on the ring finger, and the other fingers of a person have a different thickness, respectively, rings of different sizes are put on them.
A classic choice for an engagement ring is a thin openwork ring made of gold and adorned with a small diamond. However, if a girl likes silver jewelry, then the engagement ring may well be made of silver.
When choosing a stone for a ring, a number of requirements should be taken into account. So, it is not advisable to use pearls (which, according to popular beliefs, can cause tears), opal (causes misfortune) and diamond chips (may symbolize broken love) in the ring. But the diamond itself has always been a symbol of long-lasting and lasting love.
The size of the stone also matters. For example, too large is not comfortable to wear, especially in winter under gloves, so it is better to stop the choice on small openwork products.
When choosing a ring for the engagement ceremony, it is necessary to take into account the taste of the girl. To do this, you need to look at the jewelry that she already wears, find out their style. At the same time, if she prefers original, extraordinary and extravagant things, her choice should be made on custom-made exclusive products.