He asked..... She said yes....
When you find the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you have to buy a ring, pop the question and go celebrate your love life together. But why is it that we give our loved one a ring, just to indicate that we want to spend the rest of our lives together? Why not give a romantic poem? Or even a card that states you are promised away?
The tradition of the engagement ring is something that dates back to the ancient Egyptians who believed that circles were a symbol of eternity – that’s why we call the diamond eternity ring an ETERNITY RING – love is forever and goes round and round. Today, eternity rings are used as wedding rings rather than as an engagement ring – these rings are supposed to be worn on the left hand because it is the one closest to the heart.
Later on, the engagement ring was a symbol signifying the legal agreement of the man’s ownership of his wife. Today, the engagement ring indicates the person who is wearing it is engaged to be married.
The style of engagement rings has truly evolved over time. In the beginning, the rings were made of iron and had no stones. Today we have the “normal” engagement rings, called solitaire rings, like the one below from Hartmann’s.
White gold ring with diamonds from Hartmann’s.
However, a lot has happened in that area and now people are more into making the ring personal. Like this one from Ole Lynggard Copenhagen, with beautiful details.
But you don’t have to get a solitaire ring, actually, it is a bit more cool to get her something else.
In my mind, the only thing that really matters is to choose an engagement ring with a personal design. You don’t have to come up with the design yourself, in fact, every style can work. So, forget the rules – make your ring decision personal. The love between the two of you is what makes an engagement beautiful. And in the end, that is all that really matters! But off course a little sparkle didn’t hurt anyone..
Take a look at these beauties, for instance, perhaps we can inspire you to look at the engagement ring with new eyes.
Gold ring with white diamonds from Anissa Kermiche.
Gold ring with pearls and diamonds from Anissa Kermiche.
Stunning Pavé ring in 18 carat Rosegold with brilliants from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.
Gold ring from Tiffany & Co.
Gold ring from Ileana Makri with white diamonds.
Gold ring made of 9 carat rose and yellow gold from Alice Cicolini.
Gold ring from Jennie Kwon Designs.
Gold ring from Ileana Makri with multi coloured stones.
Gold ring from Pomellato.
White gold ring with white diamonds from Chopard.
Now you have looked at these very different engagement rings – so what do you think? Below you can see another example of a traditional engagement ring;
Ring from Tiffany&Co in white gold with a white diamond.
Of course an engagement ring like this one from Tiffany & Co is very beautiful and classic, but if you choose a different ring than the solitaire ring, you have chosen a ring that might not be the “right” and traditional choice when it comes to engagement rings – and that is just what I dream about when choosing a piece of jewellery you have to wear every day for the rest of your life – It can’t look like anyone else’ ring!
Photo credit, top photo: Vogue