It is well known that in ancient times the rite of wedding ring was much more mystical than simply exchanging a valuable jewel. It symbolizes connection of the soul and spirit of the wife or husband not to abandon their spouse. The rings represent the circle of life and eternity, eternal love, just like a ring that has no beginning or end. As for the engagement ring on the bride’s finger, it represents a kind of pre-contract to secure the wedding, since the value of the wedding is so high, indicating a genuine intention to reach marriage. Nowadays this tradition is still maintained, although on occasions it is usually given as a gift of engagement a bracelet or earrings, although the diamond ring is still the most sought after for the occasion.
The engagement ring will be a gift that will last in time, therefore, it is advisable to devote some time to your choice and consider the taste of the bride and the various styles and designs. It is also important to know about the characteristics of the jewel, the stones it has and the quality of the metal in question; Gold (yellow, white or red), silver (less used in wedding rings) or platinum (more valuable than gold). At present, the couple goes together to choose the rings to jewelry, which is an advantage since the bride can choose the jewel she truly likes.
The engagement ring is given or given away before the wedding and serves to affirm the promise of marriage between lovers and formalize the mutual desire to share the rest of life together and form a beautiful home. Usually give away two types of engagement rings, the classic solitaire or diamond alliance, usually the choice of solitaire over the alliance of five, seven or eleven diamonds. Other options are emeralds, sapphires, rubies, although they are less common options. If you are solitary, it is best to mount them on white gold as they look much more and even look bigger.
The ring being of noble and pure materials like gold and diamonds enhances the belief that love will be equally powerful and sincere. The engagement ring is placed on the ring finger of the bride because of the popular belief that it is on the side where the heart is, symbol of love. In some areas it is customary to carry the ring in the left hand and in others in the right, changing hands when the engagement ring is renewed by the wedding ring. Just before starting the ceremony, the bride should remember to change the engagement ring to the right hand so that the groom can easily place the ring or wedding ring during the ritual.
Once the wedding band or ring is placed on the ring finger of the spouse, the bride begins to wear her solitaire or engagement ring next to the marriage ring, tradition indicates that you should never get out again, Says that the wedding ring or ring corresponds to the love of the husband or the woman and the fact of getting rid of it, even if it is momentarily a risk that should not be run.