Engagement Ring vs. Wedding Rings
It is a tradition that rings are exchanged as a symbol of marriage. It is a common practice that raises many questions about wedding rings vs. engagement rings. What is the difference between wedding and engagement rings? Is a wedding band required? Do you need both a wedding band and a bridal band?
There are many options for wedding rings and engagement rings. Let's not forget that your decision should be based on your feelings. We can help you clarify any confusion you may have about these symbols of love and commitment.
What is the difference?
An engagement ring will most commonly be given at the time of a proposal or shortly after the couple has become engaged. The ring usually has one main stone and can be set in any of a variety of bands. Modern options include three-stone ring, cluster ring, as well as bands that are more specifically a wedding ring style.
Wedding Ring, or Wedding Band
A marriage ring (or a wedding band) will usually be exchanged at a wedding ceremony to mark the union of married people. Both rings were worn together historically, with some being sold together. We see clients wearing their engagement and wedding rings in different ways these days. They can be worn on separate fingers or stacked with other rings. The style of wedding rings is usually simple and does not include a large stone or a center gemstone.
You can choose from a simple plain metal band or more elaborate with metal details such as milgrain, pave, or channel set diamonds. There is usually a substantial price difference between wedding rings and engagement rings. A wedding ring's total carat weight will be much lower than an engagement ring. This is true even if the band is inlaid in gemstones.
An engagement ring made of diamonds worn on the "ring finger". There are also diamond wedding bands on the other fingers.
An engraved wedding band that can be worn on its own on the ring finger.
What should you wear with your engagement and wedding rings?
Your engagement ring and your wedding ring are usually worn on the same finger. This is the "ring finger" in most cultures. It is located on the fourth finger of your left hand, just next to your pinky. It is believed that the Egyptians originated the practice of exchanging rings to symbolize love . They believed the vein on the fourth finger connected to the heart and strengthened the promise of love and commitment. This tradition was adopted by Romans, which spread it throughout Europe and became the foundation for American tradition. Although there is no such vein in reality, the symbolism of tradition and symbolism are still strong.
Before the wedding: Traditionally, your engagement ring is worn on your ring finger. You do not get the wedding ring until after the ceremony.
During a Wedding: The engagement ring is worn on the right-hand ring finger during the wedding ceremony, where most likely there will be an exchange of wedding rings. Because the engagement ring is on the outside, the wedding band is worn closer to the heart. This is another tradition. The wedding band can also wear the engagement ring on their right hand during ceremonies, allowing them to easily slip the left hand ring onto the left.
After the Marriage: Many people will decide to move their engagement ring to the left hand finger, so that they can wear the two rings together. To ensure that the wedding ring is closest to your heart, the engagement ring should be placed first on your finger. If you prefer to wear both the wedding and engagement rings together, Bridal sets are a popular choice. These are specifically designed to be worn together. The rings will fit comfortably on your fingers without rubbing or scratching each other with any stones. Some people may decide to join their two rings to stop any movement or twisting around the fingers, causing the rings to be misaligned.
This is the traditional arrangement. However, some people prefer to wear their wedding rings only on a daily basis. Others add additional bands to make a unique set.
We have worked with clients to design an engagement ring or wedding ring set that is perfectly matched in format and style. However, some clients prefer their rings to be a little more contrasted, by using metals and styles from different sources.
Many of our clients are increasingly interested in wearing multiple rings, whether they're in a stack, or spread across their fingers.
There are no set rules, however. These rings are so important and should be worn and treasured for a lifetime. It's important to love your rings and how they look.
Some people may wear their wedding band on one hand and their engagement ring on the other. Others might wear their rings all together or spread out. You might also wear the wedding ring every day and the engagement only on certain occasions. Continue reading for more information the most popular ring styles and visit Brilliant Lab Creations for a beautiful selection of wedding and engagement rings.
What are the Key Factors in Choosing Wedding Bands?
You should allow at least three months for the production of wedding bands. This will allow you to resolve any problems before the wedding, without having to add on all the details.
Couples are now designing and choosing engagement rings together, a trend that isn't common for wedding bands. Although choosing wedding bands might be your first experience with picking out rings together it will be a different experience.
There are many options for wedding bands available to couples. Some couples choose to have their marriage bands match with each other, regardless of the style or engagement ring. Others may prefer that the band reflect their individual tastes. This is a very important aspect of the band. You have many options for metal, stone, and design elements that will make it unique and personal.
There are no wrong or right answers to the question of choosing, designing, and wearing wedding and engagement rings. There are many options and ideas available. Working with skilled jewelers and craftsmen will ensure that you make the right choice and maximize your investment. Make sure that you choose a ring that is a symbol of your love and your union.
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