For some reason I forgot to introduce this series last week but better late than never right? For the next few weeks every Sunday I am going to be posting everything summer weddings! (with the exception of this week of course because it’s clearly no longer Sunday). This week on Summer Wedding Extravaganza we’re going to be talking engagement rings. If you’re planning on proposing to your girlfriend or you’re just a girl who wants ideas on the perfect engagement ring because you’re extremely picky or you’re nowhere near getting engaged but you just like to plan these things in advance then welcome to todays blog post. Looking for the right ring is more difficult than you could anticipate because you have to consider the cut, shape, setting style and metal of the ring. If you’re anything like me then you want the most blinding, timeless and classy engagement ring, I feel as though sometimes rings can look a little cheap without meaning to when they’re too OTT, do you guys get what I mean?
An engagement ring needs to represent you as a person because you’re gonna be living with it for the rest of your life and if you’re a sentimental person you might want to pass it down the family blood line from one generation to the next like what they do in all the romantic movies and Tv shows. What I’m trying to say is that you shouldn’t just like you’re engagement ring, you should fall in love with it – it needs to be the love of your life, if it’s not love at first sight then it’s not the one for you.
The History Of The Engagement Ring
They gave us Calendars, Anatomy, Clocks, Written Language and so much more, like many great traditions in society today, the gifting of an engagement ring originated in Ancient Egypt, where its circular shape was said to symbolize an eternal cycle. It was worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, where it was believed there was a vein that led straight to the heart, beginning a custom that continues today across many cultures. Several centuries later, in 1477, the tradition of diamond engagement rings began, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria presented Mary of Burgundy with a delicate band adorned with diamonds in the shape of her first initial – winning her hand and heart over another suitor. This was the very first diamond engagement ring on record and led on to spark a trend for diamond rings among European aristocracy and nobility. While the tradition of expressing one’s commitment has varied throughout the ages and across cultures, by the 1930s, the diamond engagement ring became a popular symbol to mark the promise of eternal love.