We all heard about it, but do we actually know what the engagement ring is all about?
First thing that pops into your mind when you think about an engagement ring? Diamonds! Surely these rings aren’t just about the stone.
The engagement ring basically represents the formal agreement of a future marriage.
Even if Egyptians and Greeks were thought to have coined this promise gifting, the engagement ring actually goes way back in ancient Rome. Most of us know that the engagement ring is placed on the left hand, ring finger, well, most of the time. This tradition is thought to have it’s origins in the fact that there is a vein crossing that finger that comes right from the heart. No one really proved this to be so but this has been popularized by Henry Swinburne in A treatise of Spousals, or Matrimonial Contracts (1686).
From the simple, traditional diamond ring, to much more intricate design with precious stones alongside it’s kind, the diamond, there are so many types to choose from that it makes you dizzy. Which to choose?
Surely there is no rule that you can’t buy yourself a beautiful diamond ring just for the aesthetics of it. A girl can buy her own diamond, can’t she!?
But forget about these super commercial stones and let’s check out some more uncommon stones used for making these wedding and promise rings.
Moissanite and Morganite stone are less common, but yet so beautiful and unique. Between the two, I’m more into the unique color of the morganite stone. A Morganite wedding set and engagement ring has a special elegance that no diamond could top. We also picked some unique wedding bands for our wedding, so I am always into picking special jewelry that you can rarely see on someone’s hand. There are so many beautiful designs for engagement rings that you’d wish to get engaged every two months just to get a new ring.
Moissanite is much more similar to a diamond that the morganite stone. It it said to a stone created by the stars, discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan in a meteorite crater somewhere in Arizona. This gemstone is very rare, but you can surely find it as a lab-created stone in so many places.
A Moissanite wedding set is a great choice as this gemstone is popular nowadays mostly because of the great price and unique reflections.
When I picked my wedding band, I wanted it to be really different than what I have seen before. I went for a rose gold, Celtic knot band with a single diamond to match my platinum engagement ring. At first sight, you might think they do not match, but the contrast is so beautiful that I would surely make the same choice again.
If you want something over the edge, go for an emerald wedding set that are indeed something special. Their color is unmatched and you can’t go discrete with an emerald stone. So if you want to get into the lime light on your wedding, go for emerald stone for your wedding rings. Or just give a hint that you’d prefer an emerald promise ring rather than the classic diamond, and go for something more traditional on your wedding set.
The choice is yours and it’s really had to make one as there are tones of variants out there.
What gemstone do you prefer?