Engagement Rings South Africa
Every woman's dream is to be proposed to by the man of their dreams with a ring that makes her heart skip a beat. Some woman like rings to be extravagant and to have a diamond the size of a strawberry, whereas others like them simple and small.
Engagement rings are placed on the left ring finger of a woman's hand and it symbolises that that person is set to be married. They are usually worn by the woman and can come in a range of different ring types. Some prefer gold to white gold and sterling silver to titanium. They can be plain or sophisticated with diamonds, cubics and even gemstones.
In some cultures it is the man and the woman who wear matching engagement rings, but in most cultures it is just the woman.The placing of a ring on a woman left ring finger started with the ancient Egyptians, because they believed the main vein to the heart came from that finger. The Romans believed that an engagement ring didn't symbolise love but ownership of the bride. Roman brides usually had two rings. The first one being made out of gold and was worn when they went out into public, and the other was made from iron and was to be worn by the woman at home when she did her chores. The very first engagement ring made with a diamond was used in 1477, but diamond rings only became popular in the 1930's.
Engagement Rings in South Africa come in many different styles. Most brides have their engagement rings soldered together with their wedding rings after the wedding. Most wedding bands and engagement rings in South Africa are made from 18 carat gold but also depends on the person. They can also be made of other materials such as stainless steel, sterling silver, titanium, platinum or white gold. Most men choose their partners engagement ring while others take their partners to choose their own.
Engagement rings are made and designed differently. It is very uncommon for one wedding and engagement ring to look the same as another. You get prong set rings which are usually a large diamond or gem in the middle and smaller ones down the sides and you also get three stone engagement rings which is a set of three identical stones, the middle being the largest.
No matter what a ring looks like, they are very important to the couple and doesn't matter whether or not it is an extravagant ring or a plain ring, they are loved and cherished by the woman who is wearing it.
If you want to go all the way get a pair of diamond earrings to go with the ring. If you are a man shopping for your future wife don't forget to get yourself a ring too. These days women purchase engagement rings for men too. Browse our men's wedding rings here.
The bottom line is that there are no rules when buying rings for a wedding or engagement these days. It should be about love and what's special to you and your partner.