know your engagement rings

A Symbol of True Love

A symbolic piece of love, dedication, devotion and fidelity that two lovers share. A very subtle but very public piece of statement that tells the whole world that you belong to someone and they belong to you.

The engagement ring is traditionally worn on the left ring finger as it is believed that the ancient Romans have started this practice. The Romans believed that the finger has a vein that is connected directly to one's heart called the 'Vena Amoris' which means The Vein of Love. In reality, there is no such vein but the symbolism and the tradition are strongly uphold through many generations.

There is also a deeper meaning in engagement ring besides the practice itself. The engagement ring is designed in circle to indicate that there is no end nor the beginning and symbolizes an endless love that transcends this life.

Engagement Ring vs. Wedding Ring

To some people, engagement ring and wedding rings can be very similar, however, but did you know that they are very different extending to symbols and designs?

An engagement ring is to be given at the time of being proposed to whereas wedding rings are exchanged during the marriage ceremony. While most men only wear wedding bands, engagement rings are ever so significant to women as they indicate that they are engaged to be married.

Additionally, according to the tradition, engagement rings are supposed to be one single stone, preferably diamonds. Wedding bands design can be less complicated or more intricate with details of metal that feature pavé or channel set diamonds.

Wearing the Engagement Ring After Marriage

Many brides today tend to wear their engagement ring even after marriage, on the same ring finger as their wedding ring. However, tradition dictates that they wear the wedding ring first, closer to the heart, then the engagement ring.

As a result of this, many couples choose to buy engagement and wedding ring sets that match in design, or are designed to integrate into one complete design when both rings are worn side by side.

Find Your Engagement Ring Size: How to Measure your Finger

To find out your ring size, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Wrap string or paper around the base of your finger.
  2. Mark the point where the ends meet with a pen.
  3. Measure the string or paper with a ruler (mm).
  4. Pick the closest measurement on a ring size chart to find your ring size.

Tips for better measurement:

  • If your knuckle is bigger than the base of your finger, you should measure both places and pick a size in between the two, to ensure your ring will pass comfortably over your knuckle.
  • Measure your ring size at different times of the day, as your finger size changes depending on the time of day and the temperature.
  • Measure 3 to 4 times for more accuracy.