Where Does the Tradition of Engagement and Wedding Rings Come From?

Engagement and Wedding Rings - Jame Labro

For thousands of years, the representation of the bond between two people has long been a ring. These romantic and inspirational gestures have held steady, but where exactly did they come from? Though De Beers didn’t create the diamond engagement ring, they are associated with popularizing diamond engagement and wedding rings in the 1940s and ushering in the modern era of engagement rings.

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Traditional and Unique Wedding Band Engraving Ideas

Traditional and Unique Wedding Band Engraving Ideas - Mokume Gane Rings - Custom Jewelry by Jaume Labro

Selecting the perfect wedding ring can take an incredible amount of patience and skill. After carefully considering your budget, you need to take sizing, band width, metalwork, and gemstones into account. Does your bride-to-be desire ethical gold and eco-friendly diamonds? Will you design your own wedding ring with a jeweler, purchase one directly from the case or perhaps go the vintage route?

When these swirling questions are finally out of the way, couples are often surprised at the final hurdle: should they include an engraving? Silly and treasured, timeless and one-of-a-kind, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding band engraving ideas. Whichever one you choose, an inscription makes it yours forever.

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How to Choose a Wedding Band for Your Future Husband

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It’s no secret that most wedding band designers offer a far greater selection for future brides than for grooms. In fact, until the mid-20th century, it was uncommon for men to even wear a ring! Nowadays, men’s jewelry trends have begun taking the market by storm – clear proof that there is a strong demand for custom jewelry.

When choosing men’s wedding rings, there are a number of options to take into consideration, like durability and your loved one’s personal style. It’s important to remember that a simple band may be a wonderful ‘fit’ for your future partner, but there are personalizations that can ensure that your ‘one and only’ receives the one and only ring of its kind.

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