an 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 cemented relationships between people. In ancient Rome, a guy presented rings only to the parents of his chosen one, thus showing that he has enough opportunities to support his family. And in Ancient Russia, the rite of engagement itself was much more important than the later wedding rite.
By 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 USA, on the ring finger of the left hand. It is strictly not recommended to wear it after the engagement on other fingers, in order not to interfere with the planned wedding.
If the girl accepts the proposal, she wears the ring. After that, the ring is removed on the day of the wedding itself, and an engagement ring is immediately put on instead. In some cases, girls continue to wear these rings together if they coordinate and match each other in style.
The right choice of 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 be quite serious and take into account all the nuances and subtleties when choosing it.
Budget is a huge factor influencing the choice, as the cost of rings starts from hundreds to millions of dollars. many well-known manufacturers also produce exclusive one-of-a-kind models that differ in their sophistication and, accordingly, cost.
According to established traditions, the ring is made of precious metal, preferably gold, and additionally decorated with a natural stone. When choosing rings, it is better not to buy them at different promotions, since quite a lot of the same rings may 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 required size of the ring itself (its inner diameter). To find out this secretly from the future bride, you can turn to her friend, who may know the necessary data or find it out. If the girl already has rings, there is always an opportunity to measure their size. it is also necessary to remember that the ring will necessarily be worn on the ring finger, and the other fingers of a person have a different thickness, accordingly, rings of different sizes are worn on them.
Classic when choosing an engagement ring is a thin openwork ring made of gold and decorated with a small diamond. However, if a girl likes silver jewelry, then an engagement ring can 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 beliefs, can cause tears), opal (causes misfortune) and diamond crumb (can symbolize broken love) in the ring. But the diamond itself has always been a symbol of lasting and strong love.
The size of the stone also matters. For example, too big is uncomfortable to wear, especially in winter under gloves, so it is better to choose small openwork products.
When choosing a ring for an engagement ceremony, you must take into account the girl’s taste. To do this, it is necessary to look closely at the jewelry that she already wears, to find out their style. At the same time, if she prefers original, extraordinary and extravagant things, her choice should be limited to custom-made exclusive products.