Published at Monday, September 18th 2017. by Alexandrin in Jewelry Rings.
One of the oldest traditions relating to the wedding is the exchange of the wedding rings. Not only is this an age old tradition but also this is a custom followed almost throughout the world. Though for different cultures there are some differences in the custom of the exchange of the ring during the wedding still the basic concept is always the same. It is believed that with the exchange of the wedding rings the souls of the couple becomes one. There are also some belief that the wedding ring should be worn on the fourth finger of the left had as the belief is that there is a vein that goes straight to the heart.
Antique - Antique rings are generally more than 100 years old, and unless you are buying from an Antique Jeweller you are unlikely to find antique engagement rings from a high street store. What you will find is antigue look rings, which may look like a ring from any period that is pre the last 100 years. Vintage - Vintage rings are generally at least 20 years old and can be from any period. Typical Periods are show below, you can see from this that some rings can be both antique and vintage but not all vintage rings are antiques.
Love is precious. Love is sweet. And love is unique too. We all want our love to be unique. This is the reason why people often opt for designer engagement ring when one has to gift something special to his/her sweetheart. Designer engagement ring has become immensely popular because of the uniqueness factor. The market of designer engagement ring is vast, and it offers unique yet amazing design and styles for your special someone. Dazzle your love life with a diamond engagement ring created by you as it will truly express your feelings.
The true meaning and symbol of the engagement ring started shining through in the 20th century, when men gave their fiancées a band that symbolized their love and intentions for a marriage union, the engagement ring signified that she had been taken, out of limits and ready to be married to her true love and it was placed on the fourth finger of the left hand, for that finger was believed to have a vein running through it which came directly from the heart therefore symbolizing the finger as a "heart finger". Earlier rings could just be a piece of silver or an iron band without any adornment, which the woman inserts into her fourth finger on her left hand, this was the practice for a short time till commercial rings and the media took over the engagement scene.
Of course there is the very famous pink diamond ring that Ben Affleck gave to Jennifer Lopez. This 6 carat radiant shaped pink diamond quickly caught the attention of the public and has become a highly sought after replica. It is completed with a platinum band as well as three baguette white diamonds on each side. The pink diamond engagement ring is reported to have been purchased for $1.2 million in 2002. The ring, while easily identified is also very feminine and modern looking.
Now, when most people think of these kinds of titanium wedding rings, they think of the little rings that have stones that are set in them. However, there is a new style that is out where the stone actually acts as a part of the ring band itself. The way this works, is there will be a section where the ring does not come together. It will look like an incomplete circle. Then in that little hole, you put a stone that makes it look like the stone is holding together the titanium ring. This is something that you can not do with gold rings, because taking out that little piece of the ring makes it weaker. Gold rings would fall apart. The titanium is strong enough to get through it, however.