An engagement ring is a ring indicating that the person wearing it is engaged to be married, especially in Western cultures. In Western countries, engagement rings are worn mostly by women, and rings can feature diamonds or other gemstones. In some other cultures, men and women wear matching rings.
When you and your mate decide to marry, you may want to both wear engagement rings that truly represent both of you and the family that you will create when you join each other in marriage. The best way to do this is to find a jewelry store that will work with you to design customized and personalized engagement rings especially for you. Here are a few ways that you can work with a jeweler to create uniquely personal engagement rings:
Design Your Own Engagement Rings: You can find jewelers and jewelry stores that will be more than willing to help you create unique and personal engagement rings. Visit a few jewelry stores until you find a jeweler that you can have a close and harmonious rapport with, one who understands your feelings and desires, and one who communicates well with you. You can then work closely with them to design and create your rings. Here are some ways to personalize your engagement rings in a unique way:
- Personal Symbols and Designs - You can incorporate symbols and designs into your engagement rings that are truly meaningful to both of you as a couple. For instance, if both of you are artists, you can have an artist's palette or an artist's brush engraved into your engagement rings to symbolize that personal connection. If you are both musicians, into horses, or involved in another mutual activity, you can add a symbol of those endeavors into the band of your engagement rings.
- Gemstones With Meanings - Gemstones have been imbued with meaning by many cultures for many centuries. You can use traditional gemstones in your engagement rings such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. You can also use non-traditional gemstones in your engagement rings that symbolize and represent your personalities and love for each other. You can research these gemstone meanings and incorporate these gemstones into your engagement rings.
Heirloom Engagement Rings: If you have engagement rings that have been handed down to you from your parents and grandparents, it is traditional to wear these rings when you marry. This concept is good in theory, however, many times the heirloom engagement rings that you have are worn, damaged, and/or do not fit correctly. One way that you can wear an heirloom engagement ring is to have the gemstones removed and to melt the precious metal with new precious metal and make new rings out of your heirlooms. This will give your engagement rings meaning and a connection to your families. The gemstones in your heirloom rings can be included in the design of your new engagement rings if they are in good condition. If they are scratched and chipped, you can have them recut by a lapidary artist and then incorporated into your new rings.
Engrave Your Rings With Personal Quotes: Another way that you can personalize your engagement rings is to have a meaning quotation engraved into your engagement rings on the inside or the outside of the band. You can also have your initials and birthdates engraved into your rings or the flag of the country where you met.
When you work with your jeweler to design and personalize your own engagement rings, you will be creating rings that no one else has ever had or will ever have. This meaningful design will remind you of your personal love and connection each time you look at them. In this way, your engagement rings will symbolize your unique love and marriage forever.