Published at Wednesday, August 07th 2019. by Maureen Rochefort in Wedding Ring.
What was the average engagement ring and wedding band cost two years ago? $5,200 for an engagement ring and $1,126 for wedding bands for brides – a wedding ring for the groom had an average price tag of just $491. The most popular forms of engagement rings were round (53 percent), princess (30 percent) and made of white gold (73 percent). Of course, it doesn’t take the average groom a couple of hours to find the perfect ring. Instead, it took roughly three months for the man to locate a ring that was just perfect for his bride-to-be.
Though at times in ancient Rome there was the custom where the wedding ring was symbolized as the mark of the domination of men over women. It was the representative denoting that the woman who accepts the ring from a man is bound to that man for her life time and she thereon to be treated as his property. This concept of commodification of women is no longer associated with the wedding ring but in its place it has turned into a symbol of love and trust upon each other. Therefore the wedding ring is considered to be a symbol of loving memories these days.
Some men assume that selecting a wedding ring for themselves is pretty much a case of grabbing the first wedding band off the shelf that fits your finger. However, since that ring is going to be on your finger for many years it is important that you select a ring that meets some criteria. Read on for some tips on how to select a wedding ring that is going to last the test of time.
Cut, color, clarity, and carat are the four important factors of diamond rings. From the cut of a diamond ring you can have a fair idea regarding the shape and proportion of the stone. Diamond wedding rings are available in shapes like marquise, pear, oval, princess, emerald, heart, and round. However, 75% of diamond wedding rings sold world wide are round in appearance. Color of the ring plays a vital role in its price. Diamonds of yellow, green, red, orange, blue, and pink color are generally costlier. Diamond rings in faint or pale color are the most desirable and but they are rare. While on your way to shop diamond wedding rings do not fall to the idea that diamonds are only white in color.
For many years, it was thought that diamonds worn on the left hand would ward off evil spirits and they signified betrothal to the public. Finally, those who could afford it began to call it a diamond engagement ring. The popularity of the diamond engagement ring really began to take off in 1938 when the advertising slogan, Diamonds are Forever, was coined and when De Beers introduced the control system that successfully worked as diamonds were withheld from the market by way of a monopoly. In the early 20th century, one of the chairman of De Beers Diamond Mining Corporation optimistically predicted that the diamond trade would prosper, ”so long as men are foolish and women are vain.”
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