The History of Wedding Rings

The rite of marriage rings was taken from the pagan ceremony among the Romans referred to faithfulness.

Formerly the husband tied her ankles and wrists of his beloved with rope made of herbs, since according to the ritual, so the soul of his beloved would not leave him soon. Over time both the material and the place where this symbol of marriage changed stood.

Rings herbs were replaced by leather, but due to its rapid deterioration was decided to make polished stone, however did not like much although they were very resistant, so subsequently metals, specifically gold and silver were chosen to processing.

In acualidad alliances can be white gold and platinum bearing engravings on the inside of the grooms name and date of bond.

The first rings

About 4800 years ago, the Third Dynasty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt was the first to use a finger ring, because for the Egyptians, the circle is devoid of beginning and end, so it is traditional symbol of a wedding means the unlimited (eternity ) and this was, in a sense, the commitment of marriage.

Gold rings were the favorite of wealthy Egyptians and later the Romans.

The Roman woman who was married and belonged to a middle class public proudly displayed his gold ring, whereas when he was at home wearing an iron ring.

The design of wedding rings

As for the designs of the rings, it used to have some meaning in earlier centuries, as some Roman alliances had a miniature key welded to them; this meant key according to Roman law, a marriage contract in which the wife was entitled to half of her husband ‘s fortune, and he could when he wanted, snagging a bag of grain, a piece of linen or any other well you have in store for your home.

Placing Wedding Ring

The ancient Hebrews placed the wedding ring on the forefinger and India was placed on the thumb.

The Romans imitating Greek anatomical charts, adopted the same practice, only they decided better what was the third finger, then referring to the finger next to last.
He also became the “healing finger ” Roman physicians used to remove the drug mixtures, as was assumed that the vein in this finger reached the heart.

Meanwhile Christians continued this practice, but walking the fingers up to the vein of love. The groom began by first placing the ring on the tip of the index finger of the bride while she uttered the words “in the name of the Father ,” then said ” Son” moved while the ring finger of her partner and finally proclaimed, ” and the Holy Spirit, amen ” through the ring on the third finger. This was known as ” Trinitarian formula “.

In the East, where the rings were considered purely ornamental and destitute objects, no matter where the finger is placed.

History of the Engagement Ring

Diamond History

Marriage is the most intimate, emotional and important event in our life, as it marks the moment when two people become one.

The solitaire, or engagement ring with a central diamond, is the greatest symbol of love and commitment to one man can give to your partner, and a centuries-old tradition.

How much do I spend on engagement rings ?

As a demonstration of love and commitment, and therefore a very emotional purchase, there is no predefined amount to buy an engagement ring. However, a common practice in other countries is to invest two months’ salary in buying an engagement ring.

As the diamond is the most expensive ring, it should be good to know the price of diamonds.

The perfect diamond for your engagement ring

The most famous diamond is bright, round and has 58 facets, which gives it a nice shine and a special fire.
However other sizes, called fantasy sizes, besides being very attractive and original are very different.

The designs of engagement rings

We recommend that you choose the ring frame together, so that the design is the taste of both of you.

Then you can select the diamond separateley and organize your Engagement Party “surprise” .

Finally, you should know where the engagement ring sets and ascertain the extent of the finger. We have designed a ring sizer that can print to find out the extent of the ring.

Compare jewelry before purchasing your engagement rings.
For your peace and security, such an important purchase requires a minimum of guarantees.

We recommend a series of measures and precautions to purchase an engagement ring with a certified diamond quality at the best price possible. Compare Jewelry and require purchase warrants.

This is a unique moment that she will never forget, so you need to know and plan it all very well. Read some of our suggestions to make this event a special moment.

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Emerald History

The emerald is one of the most beautiful, revered and treasured gemstone for more than 4,000 years by pharaohs, emperors and kings.

The most famous emerald mines are in Colombia, Brazil and Zambia.
Their inclusions are tolerated by the scarcity of pure and transparent emeralds.

When buying an emerald review its color, clarity, saturation, brightness, carved and kind of treatment, if any, should have known if it is approved and internationally accepted.

At our online jewelry store you can buy a loose or emerald mounted in any design of your choice.

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Ruby History

The name Ruby comes from the Latin “ruber” (Red) and is the hardest gemstone after diamond.

The principal mines of rubies are Burma ( Mogok Rubies, the best known ), Thailand ( Siam Ruby, darker ) and Sri Lanka ( high purity, bright colors ) plus Kenya, Tanzania , Madagascar, Malawi and Vietnam. Ruby inclusions provide insight into their origin and sometimes the site.

The quality is measured by its ruby color, clarity, saturation and brightness and its value increases more weight and better proportions or carved.

Ask our experts selected graduates or search rubies or loose and mounted jewelry. Confirm the type of treatment, if any, should have known if it is approved and internationally accepted.