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The meaning and the history of the Matching Couple Rings

The engagement wedding ring symbolizes the promise to get married: a pledge that the groom makes to his beloved when he asks her to marry him the crucial "Will You Wed Me? ".

Although it is often revisited to be able to adapt to new times or different cultures, this tradition has remained steadfast against the passing of the centuries and it is difficult to take such an important step without knowing where it comes from.

The story of the engagement ring has a long and distant history. The Greeks are believed to have inherited the custom from the Egyptians. Aulus Gellius was the first to write about it in his work Noctes Atticae, published in 159 AD.

In the time of ancient Rome, a future bride was given two rings, one made of iron, and the other in gold. They were worn both at home as well as out in public. The ring was worn at the right ring finger on the left hand since it was believed that the Vena Amoris vein, which is directly at the heart, was situated there. Wearing a ring on the left ring finger signified the devotion and love of the person wearing it.

Another precious testimony is the letters exchanged between Pope Nicholas I and King Boris of Bulgaria who converted to Christianity in 865. The pontiff, in response to the sovereign's questions addressed among other things, the custom of the future bride giving her beloved an engagement ring.

Another significant date was 1477 when Archduke Maximilian presented Mary of Burgundy an engagement ring made of gold with a diamond encrusted on top to signify a marriage vow. From that moment on precious stones, specifically diamonds will embellish the wedding rings of future brides.

How to choose an engagement ring? How Many Types Are There?

If you've made the decision to ask your lover a question and ask them the question of your life It is important to find the perfect ring to present, keeping in mind the tradition. It can be difficult to choose from the many designs and precious stones that are available. To assist you with this task we will concentrate on the most traditional types of engagement rings.

1. Solitaire

The Solitaire ring is one of the most popular and desired rings around the world. It is distinguished by a single precious gemstone, usually a diamond. It can be made of white platinum, yellow gold or platinum. Solitaire A Ring and Its Meaning will tell you more about this precious jewel.

2. Eternity

The ring is made up of a set of small diamonds of the same carat neatly arranged around the circumference. This model is available in two versions, Full Eternity and Half Eternity, and both match perfectly with the wedding ring. It's not a surprise that the quantity and size of the stones used will determine the price of the ring.

3. Toi Et Moi

The Toi et Moi ring is an emblem of the inseparable connection between two lovers. It is made of two precious stones of various colors that appear to embrace each other. Napoleon Bonaparte gave this model to his future wife, Josephine de Beauharnais in exchange for a promise of love. Jackie Kennedy also received one, along with her marriage proposal from John Fitzgerald Kennedy.


The Trilogy ring is composed consisting of three precious stones, including colored gems as well as diamonds, placed around its circumference. The precious stones may be the same carat weight or different carats. In the second scenario, the central stone will be bigger than the two lateral stones.


The Halo ring is characterized by the presence of a massive central stone, surrounded an emerald crown. It is a beautiful jewelry piece and is suitable for those who are able to draw the spotlight. The central stone could have various cuts, like drop diamond, princess, emerald marquise and more. A beautiful example of an Halo ring is the one that Charles of England presented to Lady Diana and later became the pledge of his son's love, Prince William, to Kate Middleton. It is a stunning 12 carat sapphire, surrounded by diamonds.

For more information about rings, read What is the meaning of rings on your fingers?

Engagement Ring: Which of the Precious Stones?

As we've mentioned there are a variety of gemstones that can be used to make an engagement ring. Each gemstone conveys a specific message. But let's concentrate on the most sought-after ones:

Diamond is a symbol of eternal love and strength.

Ruby: love, desire and passion

Sapphire: wisdom, integrity and commitment

Emerald: loyalty, honesty and the utmost fidelity

The choice of precious stone is not just based on what you want to say, but also the taste of the person who is receiving the ring.

When should you give an Engagement Ring to Your Partner?

In fact, there is no "best time" to present an engagement ring, so do it only if you are certain that you want to live the rest of your life with the person you love.

Of course, in the time it takes to plan the big event it's a good idea to give the wedding a year or so prior to the estimated date of wedding.

Right Hand or left Hand?

In accordance with our custom, the engagement ring is worn on the left ring finger as is the wedding ring. On the day of the wedding the engagement ring will be removed from the left finger to the right side to give room for a wedding ring.

It is important to know, however, that traditions could change if you alter your latitude. Find out more about where to Wear an engagement ring.

Engagement Rings of the Stars

Some engagement rings have become famous and beautiful because they were given as gifts by celebrities from the worlds of film, music, or television. Consider the diamond ring Richard Burton gave to Liz Taylor the diamond was 33 carats valued at nearly 9 million dollars. Beyonce's diamond engagement ring of 18 carats cost Jay Z about 5 million dollars. Kim Kardashian's engagement ring which has a stone of 15 carats is also significant and expensive.

Luckily, you don't have to spend huge sums of money to purchase a dazzling engagement ring. The important thing is knowing the best way to choose one! Check out our guide on the Cost of Engagement Rings to learn more.

How to Choose an Engagement Ring

You are now able to say that you know all there is to know about the history, meaning and tradition of an engagement ring. The only thing left to do is locate the perfect ring for you and make the move.

Check out our guide to Engagement Rings prior to deciding. Also, look through the stunning gallery of Diamonds Factory and get inspired The perfect engagement ring is there waiting for you.


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