Engagement rings have a special importance as they validate a woman’s betrothal to her beloved. In most countries Cheap Tresor Paris Earrings Designer Engagement Rings-Make Your Proposal Romantic and Special_83, both men and women proudly wear the engagement ring on the ring finger of their left hand as signs of commitment and love.
The origin of the engagement rings is rooted in Egyptian myths.? The common belief in ancient Egypt was that the left hand has a vein that directly reaches the heart, which is why the engagement ring is most commonly worn on the ‘ring’ finger of the left hand by people across the world. Some other beliefs say that since the heart is on the left side of the body, hence the ring should be worn on the left hand.
Traditionally in most cultures, it is the man who proposes to his prospective spouse and seals the acceptance with an engagement ring. Wearing the ring is a glittering example of requited love and underlines her acceptance of the proposal.
Engagement rings have gone from being a simple band of gold to a class of its own, with jewellery designers solely dedicated to the task of creating magnificent designs that capture the magic of love. From intricate finishing to the most precious jewels embedded in priceless metal, the engagement ring in all its styles and variations has also become a representation of the couple’s social and economic status.
Traditionally, jewellers use gold setting for engagement rings, they choose from a variety of white, pink or yellow gold when making these rings. Platinum is a very pure metal that became very popular with the jewellers of the Belle epoch, Edwardian and Art Deco era’s of the early 1900′s through to the 1920′s and have grown to become very popular as a precious metal that combines beautifully with diamond. Engagement rings are either handmade or specially cast. A handmade engagement ring is made from scratch as against a cast ring that has several prototypes. Naturally, the handmade engagement ring comes at a higher price, as more time and labour is needed, and the engagement ring can be completely custom made and designed.
Since solitary dazzling diamonds tend to capture the hearts of women, solitaires have always been a popular choice for engagement ring. The most well known design is Tiffany’s? solitaire diamond setting, of 6 claws holding up the diamond. Often referred to as the “Tiffany setting”, this is a well design setting that maximises the light entering the diamond. Colored gem set rings are also very popular, such as the traditional designed sapphire and diamond cluster ring, where the blue sapphire is surrounded by white sparkling diamonds. This has recently had resurgence in popularity Fake Tresor Paris Bracelet, with the Royal wedding between William and Kate, where Kate is wearing Lady Diana’s infamous sapphire and diamond cluster ring.
The three stone diamond engagement ring, is often mistakenly referred to as the “trinity” ring and represents the past, present and future. However the origins of the term “trinity” (also known as Triquetra) ring goes back centuries to Celtic origins, and is actually based on the Holy Trinity of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, and was actually 3 bands intertwined with each other that represented a bond that could not be broken. When these are in three colours of gold, i.e rose Fake Tresor Paris Necklaces, white and yellow gold, they are often referred to as “Russian wedders”, and are now also made by Cartier and called the Cartier Trinity Ring.
However, a classic design for an engagement ring is the 3 stone diamond ring, where the centre diamond is usually a bit larger than those diamonds on each side. This design can have a variation, of a coloured stone such as a ruby or sapphire in the centre with the diamonds on each side.
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