Custom of exchanging Engagement rings

Wedding ring is a jewelry depicting the bond of two souls. There are variations of wedding ring and those are engagement rings , betrothal ring etc. Probably the custom of giving and taking of ring circulated in European countries from roman culture. Engagement ceremony is celebrated differently in different countries and like that ring ceremony is also not similar.

Now have a look on the metals used for Engagement ring. This is generally made up of precious yellow alloy of gold, hardened with copper and Silver which is used to make the gold more durable and hard. Nowadays a trend is that wedding rings cannot be made without platinum or titanium. Some countries it is seen that women wear two different rings on the same finger. Those are a plain wedding band and an engagement ring. They buy such rings as a pair of bands designed to fit together. And moreover it is also seen that women who are married for a long time wears three rings on their finger, from hand to tip of finger. They are serially a wedding band, an engagement ring, and an eternity ring. Engraving wedding rings are also hot favorite among couples of United States. Celtic designs are engraved or embossed with a Celtic knot design which symbolizes oneness and continuity.

There are some customs where Engagement ring is worn on their right ring finger and there are some countries where Engagement ring is worn on their left ring finger. Engagement rings stand for Christian virtues of ‘faith’, ‘hope’ and ‘love’.