Rings

Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 1

Buying an engagement and/or wedding ring will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be offering you tips on what to look for when shopping for an engagement ring. Keep in mind what your fiancé likes and buy accordingly. An engagement ring does not
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Rings: Wedding Bands

Traditionally the engagement ring usually is included with a matching wedding band.  Though, in some cases, you may want to buy just the engagement ring and then select a set of matching wedding bands.  Keep in mind that the wedding band is worn beneath the engagement ring.  Try both rings on to make sure they
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Rings: Wedding Ring Alternatives

Traditionally, the diamond is the expected gem used in an engagement ring. Diamonds are very beautiful gems, but many couples opt for gems with more personal meaning such as a birthstone or favorite gem. Opals and pearls are also striking. You may like the idea of using the settings from an heirloom ring and replacing
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Rings: Everything You Need to Know About Choosing Wedding Rings

Choosing wedding rings is not always as simple as picking the prettiest ring in a certain price range.  There is a lot to be considered.  Most jewelers will be reputable about the quality of their merchandise but it can be hard to tell for sure if you do not know some basics about rings and
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Rings: Eco-Friendly Engagement Rings

Traditionally when you think of an engagement ring you think of a large solitary diamond on a band. But that’s not the go to choice for many couples anymore. Some couples choose simply a favorite gem or birthstone while others go more eco-conscious and select something different. With the emergence of eco-friendly jewelers and the
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Rings: The Wedding Ring – Superstitions

Superstitions There are many superstitions associated with the wedding ring. Here are a few: It is unlucky to go shopping for wedding rings on a Friday, due to the bad luck associated with that day (Friday the 13th). It is unlucky for the bride or groom to wear their rings before the wedding ceremony, Once
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Rings: The Wedding Ring – Brief History

The wedding ring has a long and rich history. The Egyptians are credited for beginning the tradition of the wedding ring around 3,000 BC when an Egyptian Pharaoh gave his beloved a ring as a symbol of his love for her. In Egyptian hieroglyphics, the circle is the symbol of eternity because it has no
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Rings: How the Wedding Ring is Worn

The circular ring, symbolizing undying and unending love, is traditionally worn on the third finger on the left, hand. This finger was chosen based on the Greek belief that the artery from that finger flows directly to the heart. Placing the ring on the vena amoris, or love vein, thereby joined the couple’s destiny. Early
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Rings: The Engagement Ring

It used to be when a man wanted to get married, he would give his intended’s family something of great value as a sign of his wish to marry her. If the woman accepted his gift, it signified their pledge to marry and it was considered a legally binding contract. In ancient times, the betrothal
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