IN WHICH FINGER SHOULD ONE WEAR THE ENGAGEMENT RING?

This is one of the most important and sentimental rings that a woman will have in her life, the engagement ring. A jewel that will mean all that shared love and the beginning of that story together.

An engagement ring keeps a lot of promises and meanings. It means commitment, respect, love, loyalty, family, complicity. A jewel which means everything; a synonymous of that “together forever” that you two wait so much.

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Normally, when someone asks for marriage, the groom pops the question in a very studied way and in special place. But few of them prefer the improvised way. Anyway, the important thing is to wish to do it, fully convinced and do it wholeheartedly.

But before the question, there is something essential that grooms have to do. Choosing an engagement ring! It is probably one of the most difficult decisions that will have to face in life. We suggest you to read the post in which we talked about choosing the perfect engagement ring. You will find it here.

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THE ENGAGEMENT RING HISTORY

Today, we focus on the story behind an engagement ring. And the truth is that it has rained a lot since this nice tradition was born.

Its origin lies in the year 1477. It started when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave his beloved Mary of Burgundy, a gold ring with a diamond as proof of his love. This was the first gesture that could be compared to pop the question with engagement ring included, nowadays. Although it should be noted that in Roman times, men already gave rings to their wives.

Years ago, the meaning of giving an engagement ring came to be as a currency of payment, part of the payment for the woman and the other for their loyalty to the man who had given her it. It was a way in which men showed their good intentions.

WHY USE AN ENGAGEMENT RING TO ASK FOR MARRIAGE?

You may wonder, why not a ring and not a bracelet, a pendant or earrings? The reason is simple. Due their circular shape. A perfect circle in which there is neither a beginning nor an end, and this is exactly what is expected of love and marriage. An endless union.

IN WHICH FINGER THE ENGAGEMENT RING SHOULD BE PLACED?

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The engagement ring is placed, in most cases, on the ring finger of the left hand. The reason dates back to an ancient belief that there is a vein in that finger called “Vena Amoris” (the vein of love), which runs directly to the heart.

MAIN CHARACTERS? THE DIAMONDS

As you already know, the most common stones in an engagement ring are diamonds. Especially in the famous solitaire. Well, the choice of this stone is not a matter of chance or gambling. The choice of diamonds is given by the symbolism between them and marriage. Diamond is the hardest and most resistant stone in the world. In fact, a diamond it is indestructible and that is just what is expected of marriage. When a diamond engagement ring is given a story about undying love that lasts forever is expected.

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And as a curiosity, we will explain to you that the most recent natural diamonds that exist nowadays (not a synthetic one that can be created in four days …), have, at least, 900 years, which proof that they are completely indestructible, aren’t they?

There is a second reason that makes sense to the presence of diamonds in an engagement ring. It is the purity, defining characteristic of this gemstone and from the woman who receives it.

Now that you know a little more about the history and origin of an engagement ring, we invite you to be delighted with the diamonds of our designs. You can see them all here: https://www.clemenciaperis.com/en/engagement-rings