Are you stressing over traditional rules about wedding jewelry?
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Brides hear this traditional advice all the time, about adding these things to her wedding outfit to bring good luck to her marriage.
Brides and grooms also hear a lot of time-honored advice about the meaning of engagement rings, solitaires, wedding bands, bridal ring sets, wedding ring sets – not to mention the difference among them and which one to give (or get) when.
Whoa. What’s a couple to do? Follow traditional advice or be a rule breaker? When it comes to choosing the rings of your dreams, our advice is always to follow your heart.
History Re-Imagines Itself
Early Egyptians believe the circle symbolizes eternity. Exchanging gold or platinum wedding rings is a sign that you are planning a future together. On the wedding ring history timeline, the engagement ring arrives well after the wedding band. Not until 1477, when the Archduke Maximillian of Austria gives Mary of Burgundy a stunning diamond ring to mark their engagement, is this newfangled tradition born. Way back when in second century Rome however, a bride-to-be receives not one but two wedding bands from the future husband: one made from gold for special occasions and one made from iron to wear while doing housework.
Can you imagine.
Today, when a person asks the all-important question, the betrothed usually receives an engagement ring as a sign of commitment. The traditional brilliant cut solitaire diamond ring is the most popular. Yet, couples are now opting for engagement rings and wedding bands that reflect who they are together. Whether an engagement ring, a wedding band, a bridal set, a wedding set or some uniquely themed design, today’s rings are certainly not your grandparent’s wedding bands.
The thing is, with the help and vision of a custom designer, your wedding jewelry can be anything you desire. The groom can design a one-of-a-kind ring to surprise the bride, or they can choose to make their ring selections as a couple.
One Ring to Rule Them All
What if you want your engagement ring and wedding band to match?
- One option is the custom bridal set that includes an engagement ring and matching wedding band and fit together seamlessly. Together, they become a completely different setting yet can be separated into two different rings.
- Another option is to custom design a ring that serves as both an engagement ring and a wedding band. In other words, one ring for two purposes. It is a growing trend among couples who want a more affordable, simplified choice. It is given as the engagement ring at the proposal and then presented again during the ceremony as the wedding band.
Design Wedding Rings Your Way
The rules about rings are simply guidelines that are fine to follow. It is your wedding, though – and the rings are your rings. Do what matters to you as a couple. Create the memories you want. When you look at your custom one-of-a-kind rings, it won’t be the rules that come to mind. It will be the happiness.
Indy Facets – Everyone’s Private Jeweler
Indy Facets seamlessly blends the expertise and full service of a traditional jewelry store with the value and convenience of a personal jeweler experience. We give you the face-to-face interaction with an expert that you deserve, in a private setting where you can relax and feel comfortable. Owner/Designer Shaun Goodyear and his team have earned an excellent reputation as everyone’s private jeweler for engagement rings, custom design, investment grade diamonds, luxury Swiss timepieces, estate jewelry, jewelry repair and the highest level of customer service, available to you from an onsite, state-of-the-art Custom Design Studio and Gemological Laboratory by private appointment only. You are guaranteed a unique, fun and exciting experience without the hype, pressure, judgment or uncertainty associated with other jewelry shopping options. We schedule appointments at your convenience, and are usually available evenings and weekends, too. Call 317-810-1665 for your private appointment or schedule online, IndyFacets.com/schedule/.