Are you planning to pop the question soon? There is no greater symbol of love than giving your bride-to-be the perfect engagement ring.
Engagement rings are given as a symbol of acceptance of a marriage proposal. This tradition has been practised since the ancient Egyptians who thought that circles were a symbol of eternity. The ring is worn on the left ring finger, which people believed to have a vein, called vena amoris, which runs directly to the heart.
In 1477, diamond rings became a trend among the European nobility and aristocracy. Ornate engagement rings were popularised by the Victorians. These rings designs were a mix of diamonds with other enamels, gemstones and precious metals, where they were crafted into different shapes of flowers and were called “posey rings”.
Do you need an engagement ring?
As couples become more aware of finances, a question is sometimes asked before a couple wed. Do you really need an engagement ring? According to The Guardian, some men find engagement rings useless, expensive and an insult to the notions of love. They argue that people in long-term relationships know that engagement rings are not necessary to symbolise love.
However, many couples still believe in giving engagement rings as a symbol of love, longevity and celebration. Couples still believe in this tradition to express their love and a promise of marriage. In 2017, couples in the UK spent an average of £1,080 on engagement rings.
What does a woman want?
If you are planning to propose soon, you definitely want to give your partner the best engagement ring. There is a lot to consider when choosing the perfect ring for your soon-to-be-wife. Pay attention to the jewellery she usually wears. Women want to receive a beautiful piece that doesn’t look cheap. An expensive looking ring is great but women really want a man who doesn’t know how to make a gesture and be wise about it?
There are ways of making that gesture for your proposal without foolishly ruining yourself financially.
Solitaire engagement rings
A Solitaire engagement ring is a classic and timeless piece that you might want to give to your future bride. Diamond solitaire is a piece of jewellery that has a single diamond. They can be necklaces, earrings, and men’s jewellery, and most especially, engagement rings.
Many couples choose a solitaire ring for its ability to showcase the beauty of the stone and classic elegance. A study by The Knot found that among 7,000 engaged women, 25 per cent have received solitaires, making it a popular choice among couples. Here are some of the most popular designs of solitaire rings:
Cathedral – this design allows the diamond to be visible with its slopes on either side of the ring. It got its name from being reminiscent of the arches and vaulted ceilings of a cathedral.
Tension – this design holds the diamond by using a tension that acts as a spring. It is famous for having a unique design that makes the diamond look like it is floating. Additionally, this type of ring can be cleaned easily as there is no metal underneath the stone.
Bezel – this design is known for being modern and sleek. It uses the metal of the band to surround the diamond and follow its exact shape. This design is ideal for those who have an active lifestyle.
Bespoke Solitaire Rings at Finecraft Jewellery
Make her say yes with us. At Finecraft Jewellery, we take pride in crafting bespoke engagement rings that your woman will treasure for years. We are a family business in Hatton Garden, London that has years of experience in providing personable services and excellent craftsmanship in our jewellery.
Get in touch with us today or call us on 020 7242 9194 for any enquiries.