Wedding Rings Are Not Easy Jewelry To Choose
What can’t any wedding do without? A beautiful wedding dress? Without guests? Without a toastmaster or photographer? None of the above. A wedding can’t do without the newlyweds and the wedding rings. No matter how budgetary the wedding is, these are the only real necessarily features which are the eternal symbols of devotion, love, and deep feelings. It is to them that our article is devoted.
Wedding rings have always been an essential attribute of the wedding ceremony. Newlyweds exchanged them as a token of love and fidelity hundreds and thousands of years ago. In each era, there was a different fashion for rings. They were copper and gold, woven from herbs and forged from iron.
The design of modern engagement rings is quite varied. In jewelry stores newlyweds are offered dozens of different rings: wide and narrow, smooth, with fluted patterns and stones, made of one metal and from several, rings with diamonds and Moissanite engagement rings.
The most common metal used to make wedding bands today is gold. However, no one is stopping you from buying engagement rings made of silver or even platinum.
Choosing a wedding ring
Remember, you’ll be wearing your ring on weekdays and holidays, 24/7, with jeans or with an evening dress. So it should be beautiful, practical, and comfortable. Going to a jewelry store, try on as many different variations as possible – different widths, shapes, patterns, stones, and without. It is advisable to try on the rings you like several times on different days and at different times of the day: in the evening the fingers tend to swell a little.
Think a few times before you buy an overly fancy engagement ring. Fashion is a fleeting thing, in a few years such a piece of jewelry may look out of place. Read our post about how to choose your wedding ring based on your personality.
Do Wedding Rings have to be the same?
Since ancient times there has been a tradition that the rings of husband and wife should be the same. However, today newlyweds often buy different rings: brides like rings with stones, and grooms tend to the more simple models.
How you will do – you decide. Maybe you should buy a ring with a pebble as an additional decoration, while the wedding ring should be the same, thus emphasizing the spiritual kinship of husband and wife. Read more about this topic here on The Knot.
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According to some traditions, it is believed that the groom should buy the wedding rings, and it is desirable to buy both rings on the same day. This is the first serious gift a man gives to his future wife.
However, modern brides are unlikely to trust the groom to decide such an important matter himself. Therefore, it is best to go to jewelry stores to choose the rings together, and, according to tradition, let the man pay 🙂
The most famous omen concerning wedding rings says that you should not give them to anyone to try on. After this, allegedly, you can lose marital happiness forever.
Loss of the wedding ring is also considered a very bad sign. Also try to ensure that during the exchange of rings in the registry office, neither you nor the groom drops your rings.
However, no matter what omens say, the happiness of family life does not depend on them, but only on you.
When choosing a ring for your wedding, remember – it’s a symbol of your love and only you decide how it will look and what traits of your character it will emphasize.