An engagement ring is just not any ring that the couple will purchase. For a couple, the engagement ring is the bringing together of two spate individuals as one. An engagement ring holds a lot of meaning and value in many traditions. There is also this belief in many cultures that the engagement ring or wedding ring says a lot by just the shape of it. For the simple fact that it is completely circular, with no rough edges or beginning or end, the ring symbolizes unity, perfection and eternity. The circular shape also goes to mean that nothing can break it and everything within the circle whether good or bad must be dealt with. However, some women feel that the engagement ring does not symbolize unity or perfection, but goes to show that a women is now a man’s property. For that reason, some women don’t like wearing a ring prior to the wedding day.
When selecting your engagement and wedding rings, it is important to first have a budget in mind. Purchasing a wedding ring right after the engagement is also not necessary. Some couples may even choose to buy the wedding and engagement ring at once. Traditionally, the diamond is more for engagement rings, for a diamond is seen to be a universally valued luxury item and is also simply one of the most breathtaking yet strongest substances yet to be found on earth. However, in today’s modern day society, birthstones or antiques are also appropriate. Jewelers often sell the engagement and wedding ring together for the two rings should fit comfortably on one finger. You should also try both rings on together before making your final decision. When trying to find the best dealer, look for one who is a gemologist with certifications as a gemologist. They will be able to explain all the different details that are important to the ring such as the carats, weight, color and cut. There are also various shapes to choose from, each of which looks flattering on different on people. The shapes include:
ENGRAVIGN THE RING
Engraving the wedding ring a month or so before you wedding day is ideal. However, engraving you engagement ring is not very common. When the bride’s ring is engraved it should contain the groom’s first initial, the brides initial followed by the date. The grooms ring should contain the bride’s initials, followed by his initial then the date. If desired and room permits, a meaningful phrase may also be included.
ENGAGEMENT RING SUBSTITUES
As previously stated, some women don’t like the meaning that follows behind wearing a wedding or engagement ring, or are simply not fond of wearing a ring in general. However, before deciding to substitute the ring, the bride must fully consent to it. In cases where the bride feels she does not want or need a engagement or wedding ring, there are plenty of ways a groom can demonstrate his true and utter commitment to his bride to be. Some of these commitments for the substitution of the wedding ring include:
- - A heartfelt poem or writing written by the groom himself. What a grteat way for the groom to truly express his inner feelings towards his bride to be.
- - A new car
- - A down payment or purchase of a new home.
- - A shopping spree.
- - A tattoo on her ring finger
- - A tattoo of her or her name on the groom’s body.
- - Her ultimate fantast dream vacation, even if the groom is not fond of the travel destination.
- - Anything she has ever wanted or desired.