Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Engagement

The engagement ring which was known as a betrothal ring was use to serve as a partial payment for the bride and the grooms honorable intentions. Diamonds were used in the rings due to its hardness; symbolizing enduring love; this costume originated from Italy.

Most men propose without a ring in their hand although having a ring is a tradition in many parts of the world. Most men express their love by purchasing the most expensive ring; some people use a wedding band with or without diamonds, while others wait until they can afford one. Couples today discuss engagement and marriage when they make the decision to become engaged they then together make a trip to the jewelry store.

A diamond is still the usual choice symbolizing love and fidelity, but colored gems can be used. Many brides uses either their birthstone or their groom. Colored gems are less expensive and you can choose a much larger one. Classic solitaires are the most popular style. Solitaires come in the following styles: round, princess, heart, oval, marquise, emerald, pear, asscher, and trillium shape. Make sure your jewelry is insured. The most popular solitaire is the round.

*A widow wears her ring until she is engaged again it should be transferred to the right hand
*A divorcee removes her ring when marriage ends or transfer to the right hand until she is married again
*Engagement ring should be returned if engagement is broken
*Rings should be chosen to flatter the wearer
*You should move your engagement ring to the right hand during the wedding

*Your wedding ring closer to the heart
*The plain wedding bands are the most popular for men