Friday, July 5, 2013

Diamond Engagement Rings Professionals from London
Diamond Engagement Rings Professionals from London
While looking at engagement rings the other day, this thought crossed my mind Why do we exchange RINGS for engagement and wedding, and why do we wear them on a particular finger? I mean we could have been as well exchanging other things like bracelets, or curls of hair, or hats… So I did a bit of research and here what I've found.

For hundreds of years engagement rings have been considered to be the symbol of love and loyalty. The tradition to place the engagement ring or wedding ring on the fourth finger, or "ring finger", came to us from the times of Historical Romans, who thought that there is a so called “vena amoris” or “vein of love” running directly from the heart to the fourth finger of the still left hand. This theory has been cited in western cultures as one of the reasons the engagement ring and wedding ring was positioned on this particular finger.

The earliest use of jewelry to signify a bonding was often literally chains and bracelets. There is also some evidence to suggest that the first wedding rings used by historical peoples were actually ropes that held a woman as property. This evolved to the use of the symbolic ring. In historical Egypt, a ring was a symbol of the the Sun and the Moon Gods, both of whom were also related to the home and fireplace. The endless circle showed the eternal character of the bond, while the open center was meant to be a doorway to things unknown.

So, the ring has always represented the eternal bond and guarantee of companionship. And today we still honor the basic ring as a wedding band, but the diamond engagement ring is seen as a more powerful symbol of man’s love to his bride. The diamond, being of almost indestructible character, symbolizes eternity. At the same time, having such traits as sparkle and brilliance, diamond symbolizes the beauty of love.

Today, the diamond engagement ring is regarded by most as an essential part of the act of getting married. There are many styles, designs and types of rings to choose from and diamonds to fit almost any budget. The modern wedding ring has spawned a global business of retailers, crafters, miners and importers. And to think it all started with a simple little bit of rope.

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