Which Order Do You Wear Engagement, Wedding and Eternity Rings
Nov28

Which Order Do You Wear Engagement, Wedding and Eternity Rings

As your wedding approaches, there are many things you will be doing to make your day pretty special. In between all this preparations will be the choice, you will have to make for the wedding ring which will seal your union and you also have a beautiful engagement ring which is already there. So how do you wear your engagement and wedding rings? Will they go on the same finger? In addition to this also comes in an eternity ring. In modern times, these eternity rings have become popular among lovers or married couples as gifts. Eternity ring is perfect as a gift when a partner is expecting a child, as a Valentine’s Day Gift or a wedding anniversary. And it creates a lot more confusion. Most of the brides have a hard time as to how to wear all these rings. In this article, we examine the purpose of each ring and how you can wear them. Which ring you should wear? Where and in which Order? Like which is the engagement ring finger or which is wedding ring finger? Mostly assuming that a woman has received an eternity ring before engagement and she has decided to wear all these rings, then they can wear in the following ways: If you wear the wedding ring first, then you need to remove the engagement and eternity rings and wear them on different ring fingers or you can put them away during the function to give the wedding ring the attention it deserves. You can also wear your beautiful eternity ring which carries lot of meaning between your wedding and engagement ring. The set will look lovely and will be reminder of the love for each other. Most jewelers sell bridal sets which includes engagement plus wedding rings which ensures that they complement each other. The metals are chosen, shape, sizes and precious stones chosen blend easily to get a perfect appearance. In this case, it is suggested to wear the two rings next to each other and the eternity ring last. Honestly, there is no rule as to how to wear the 3 rings and people come up with your own unique ways to wear them on their ring fingers. Because, comfort should be main consideration in this. Many ladies after marriage wear only wedding bands for every day and wear the engagement rings only for special occasions. You can even weld the three rings together and create a large ring to keep nostalgic memories. Jewelers now customize all the three rings to make it easier to wear. At the back of your mind, practicality and comfort should be...

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Engagement Ring Buying Guide – White Gold vs Yellow Gold vs Rose Gold
Oct15

Engagement Ring Buying Guide – White Gold vs Yellow Gold vs Rose Gold

An engagement ring is the bond between two souls who are going to spend their lives together and is a token of love and togetherness.  Everyone wants perfection when choosing the right engagement ring. Most people get confused when choosing the right metal for their engagement ring. Gold is offered in three colors: yellow, rose and white. Since gold in its pure form (24k) is orange-yellow in color and is too soft to work in jewelry, it is mixed with other metals to increase the strength. These metals are known as alloys and it gives different color to the gold. The beauty of the ring can be extirpated for the prettiest gemstone or for the most expensive diamond if wrong metal is chosen. Hence learning about the differences between Yellow Gold, Rose Gold and White Gold is a great way to choose your options when deciding which metal to choose to represent the love of your life.   Yellow gold which is the classiest and common choice for the jewelry, since it looks attractive on everyone but is particularly spectacular when contrasted with warmer skin tones like darker or olive skin. Yellow gold is normally a combination of pure gold, fine silver and copper which results in warm gold hue. With this type of colored yellow gold, you can easily select a diamond of a lower color grade as this yellow gold setting will not show color easily like white gold. It will also balance the added warmth of the diamonds giving you more flexibleness to plan your budget.  It is also the most malleable metal for jewelers to work with and a good choice for rings that may have to be resized at later date. The fashionable yet traditional yellow gold ring can easily beat an exquisite platinum or white gold any day. Browse for beautiful yellow gold engagement rings & yellow gold wedding bands White gold has a smooth cool gleam which compliments fair and rosy skin tones. White Gold is a perfect choice for people who like the look of the platinum but want to spend less. The color of white gold is achieved when pure gold is combined with zinc, palladium or nickel alloys. White gold is more strong and durable compared to yellow gold since it less prone to scratching and denting. White gold requires inexpensive treatment called Rhodium Plating every few years to retain its color and luster. One thing to keep in mind is that people who have nickel allergy need to choose white gold which is made with nickel free alloy. Colorless diamonds as well as color stones like rubies, emeralds...

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Men’s Engagement and Wedding Rings
Oct10

Men’s Engagement and Wedding Rings

Love and Commitment which represents proposal know no gender boundaries. A lot of thought is put in selecting an engagement ring for a gal by her boyfriend but when it comes to choosing his own engagement/wedding band he is usually clueless. Many men love accessorizing with silver or gold chains or with sparkling studs in their ears and even rings. Now days, Engagement rings for men are being desired more and more and this trend continues to catch on.   Since he will be wearing it for the rest of his life, he needs to keep in mind few pointers which should reflect his personality while choosing his own ring like his wardrobe, daily routine and overall taste. Today there are very stylish and brilliant designs available for men in engagement and wedding bands which come with small diamonds or gemstones or with engravings.   For men’s bands, gold is the outstanding metal where in you can get their favorite phrase or the name of their spouse inscribed on it. Classic gold ring with a diamonds is another popular choice. Men who are style conscious love the class and sparkle that a diamond band emits. So diamonds are not just girl’s best friend any more.   White gold bands are modern and elegant wherein the gold gets plated with rhodium whose color is cool and resembles with platinum. Men love white gold since they love its radiant white hue and they prefer the platinum look but not the steep price .   Another popular choice with men is the titanium bands. Titanium bands are lightweight and durable. Its appearance varies from high gloss to matte.   Choose your preferred band width. Every guy has an idea as to how wide their wedding band should be. If the band is too wide, it might feel heavy on the finger and it is too thin, it can look dainty. Today jewelry designers use ergonomics to make bands that are comfortable to wear. It is best to guide him in selecting curved interiors instead of flat.   It is easy to get your engagement/wedding ring customized once it has been finalized. Today there are loads of online websites that customize and deliver men’s engagement and wedding rings at reasonable...

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Wedding traditions around the world..contd

Most of the marriage ceremonies in the world differ. Although your wedding day is filled with significant moments, the ceremony is the pinnacle of the entire celebration. As we continue our series of wedding ceremonies, we look towards the Orient. In Japan, most people marry as per the Shinto traditions- an ancient Japanese religion that continues to dominate the country’s culture. The most popular tradition during a Shinto-style wedding is the exchange of nuptial cups, which is called san san ku do. San means three and ku means nine. So san san ku do means three, three, and nine. The groom and bride drink sake three times each, from three different-sized sake cups called sakazuki. In their exchanging cups, they are symbolically exchanging their marriage vows. Then their parents also take sips, sealing the bond between the two families. The wedding rituals start with the engagement, where the couple may exchange lucky objects – Kinpo-zutsumi, a ceremonial amount of money; preserved foods such as Katsuobushi, or dried bonito, which symbolizes lasting quality; Suehiro, a fan which is a symbol of happiness and Tomoshiraga, linen thread that signifies strong ties in the marriage. Rarely does a chicken appear anywhere else in a wedding except on the menu, but in the Daur area of China, a couple intending to marry are required to find a chicken and dissect it. They have to then, analyze the liver. If the liver is unhealthy the nuptial plans cannot go on until they find a healthy chicken with a healthy liver before setting a date for their wedding. Once a marriage date is finalized, the family presents different gifts to announce the engagement and send “Double Happiness Cakes” to relatives and friends, along with invitations. Installing the wedding bed is a ritual which is symbolic of a long-lasting union (gifted with many offspring), as is the hair combing ritual – a tradition that symbolizes the coming of age and entrance into adulthood of both the bride and groom. Both these rituals take place just before the wedding. The Chinese tea ceremony is the most important wedding tradition because it’s the time that the bride and groom pay respect to their parents and express their gratitude for having taken them under their wing for so long. So if you decide to have a religious service or a traditional one, the ceremony is your chance to express who you are as a couple; you can personalize your vows, add rituals that have significance for you or infuse your love story throughout the...

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Wedding traditions around the world

Are marriages made in heaven? Is there a match maker involved? Is there a “perfect wedding”? World over – Weddings are mostly a cause for celebrations – a lot of excitement and sometimes a feeling of nostalgia – the start of a new future for two people in love…Love is universal but tying the knot is different everywhere. Many brides and grooms would love to marry in the tradition of their ancestors or at least introduce elements of a traditional wedding ceremony or reception from their cultural backgrounds, which is a fantastic way to share something personal with the guests and make the occasion memorable. In America, one often sees a bride tossing her bouquet into the crowd of unmarried women, while others believe in “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” a tradition from the Victorian era. The old symbolizing the bond between the bride and her family while the new refers to the future. It could be the bride’s wedding gown or Wedding Ring. By borrowing something, the bride normally borrows happiness to take into her married life. And “Something blue” represents the bride’s loyalty – it could be blue flowers in the hair, a blue garter or a brooch with blue stones. Carrying a bride over the threshold is another ritual that is still practiced by many.  All of these traditions make you wonder – what other wedding traditions could exist around the world? So let us explore some of them. In India, Hindu weddings are traditionally colorful celebrations extending over a couple of days. Flowers and light bulbs adorn the houses of both the bride and groom adding to the gaiety of the occasion. Not to forget the painting of the hands and feet of the bride that’s called a mehendi ceremony. Stealing the groom’s shoes just before the wedding rituals is a traditional North Indian custom and the bride’s cousins/sisters then demand for a prize for returning the shoes of the groom – making it a very much loved ritual. Kanyadaan is a ritual where the father gives his daughter to the groom while Saptapadi showcases the seven steps taken by the bride and groom where each step includes a promise to each other and then the donning of the “mangalsutra” by the bride -a pendant with black beads chain, symbol of a married Hindu woman much like the wedding ring in the western countries.     There are many elements to a Mexican marriage. One is the ceremony where the highlight is where 13 gold coins – known as arras is given to the bride by the groom. These 14 coins symbolize Jesus...

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Buying Guide – Wedding Rings

“True love never dies, it only gets stronger with time” and a wedding ring adds charm to the love, making it an eternal bond. Here are few tips to select a perfect wedding ring for yourself and your soul mate. Choosing the Type of Metal While selecting the metal for your wedding ring the main aspects to consider are the weight, color and durability. Platinum and white gold can be good options if you prefer white metals whereas yellow gold will be the best choice for a lively glow. If you do not prefer to wear the ring on a daily basis then rose gold wedding rings, which can be worn occasionally, would perfectly accentuate your looks. Gold or silver plated rings must be avoided.                         Rose Gold                                         Yellow Gold                                 White Gold – Platinum   Choosing the Stone While wedding rings are usually embellished with diamonds, they are available in various other gemstones as well. So the choice must be made depending on your price range and the receiver’s choice. The cut, color, clarity and size of the band must be taken into account when you opt for diamond wedding rings. Finding your Perfect Fit Wedding ring sizes are calculated in mm. For women’s wedding rings, the most popular sizes range between two and four mm. For men’s wedding rings, it is between six and eight mm. Rely on a ring sizing guide to find the ring size that perfectly fits your finger. The width of the ring also differs with designs—they can be thin or thick. As long as the ring is strong and suits your fingers, the width of the ring need not be a matter of concern. Ring Styles Wedding rings are available in various styles—ranging from plain metal rings to diamond rings with traditional, modern, or vintage designs. Among various diamond ringstyles, solitaire rings, eternity rings and multi-stone rings are the popular choices. Types of Rings For Women 1. Diamond Rings Diamonds are placed on metal bands with various settings, of which prong setting and channel setting are the most sought after.  Diamond rings with prong setting allows more light to pass through the diamond, and hence gives the maximum sparkle. Whereas, channel setting is preferred by those leading active lifestyles, as the setting holds the diamonds firmly in place. Prong Set wedding ring         ...

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