“We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird.
And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss
Of all the emotions that human beings experience, love is the most difficult yet celebrated one.
It is wonderful despite all the hardships that we go through; love is that shining beacon or the walking support when things get tough.
No doubt, love has been glorified ever since the dawn of civilization.
One of the most common ways to salute love is via wedding preceded by engagement.
Engagement Rings: A totem to love
We all are fascinated by the dramatic declaration of love.
Nothing beats in the romance that the words ‘Will you marry me?’ asked on one knee.
As a token of memoir, engagement rings occupy quite an important position for the event of engagement between two agreeable individuals.
However, if we search in the annals of history, the engagement rings do not paint such a rosy picture.
The earliest mention of engagement rings is found in the artifacts of ancient Egypt.
However, the widespread use of engagement rings has been prevalent only during the Roman era.
During that time, an engagement ring was considered as a token amount for booking a bride for marriage (bride price) and had nothing to do with any romantic kind of love between two individuals.
It is worth mentioning that the concept of engagement rings is quite European (later American) and has recently gained global dominance like the pan-Asian regions in various forms.
One such example is the couple-rings, which is worn by two individuals who are deeply in love with one another and not necessarily engaged.
Another non-western example of an engagement ring is the exchange of rings in a ceremony called ‘Roka’ in the presence of both families.
Prelude to wedding
It is said that the best time in a couple’s life is the honeymoon period.
However, one can easily debate on it since the period of engagement can be more blissful.
We can funnily assume the reason being, the variety of design in the engagement rings are more enticing than the bland circular structure of the simple wedding band.
Nonetheless, the period of engagement is often flurried by wedding preparations and the exciting anticipation of spending the rest of the lives together, mostly in seventh heaven.
Any jewelry shop, for example, the Windsor Fine Jewelers, has a varied range of engagement rings to choose from.
Moreover, if you are a bit more romantically inclined towards memories and special moments, you can design one for your loved one as well.
Even though the engagement ring is not a part of the wedding ceremony, it is often worn on top of the wedding band to signify that particular moment of life.
It does not matter if it is a diamond or a rock in the engagement ring, it is the feelings of both the souls that matter the most.