Ester Shaffer. Ring. June 14th , 2017.
His and Hers Promise Rings: A promise ring is a symbol of love and commitment made from one person to another. It traditionally is given during dating when the relationship turns more serious. When you give a promise ring, you are promising to be faithful and to love the recipient forever. Generally a promise ring is given as a precursor to an engagement ring. It symbolizes sort of a trial period before engagement, but can mean something far more romantic.
With many cultures, the wedding ring is the final gift given from one spouse to the other. In almost every culture the wedding ring is preceded in the relationship by an engagement ring. In most Western Cultures, including Western Europe and the United States the husband and wife will engrave their names and the wedding date as a sign of their commitment to each other.
To achieve simplicity, a ring formed from another metal is made as a base for the diamonds. However, the metal itself would either be gold or platinum since they are the only ones that can hold onto diamond. One of the rare moments that gold is not the main feature in a ring is when a diamond is on top. In the case of wedding rings, the diamonds would then be lined around the metal band. The final form still exudes elegance without having to be as extravagant as it really is. You can also take time to look into different wedding ring catalogs. These are usually available online and in your local jewelry stores. Most of the jewelers, moreover, are willing to modify or even tone down some of the designs to accommodate your requests.
Palladium was discovered by William Hyde Wollaston in 1803 and has been used as a precious metal in jewellery since 1939. As recently as 2001, palladium was more expensive than platinum and rarely used in jewellery due to the issue of casting - the technology to efficiently cast palladium as jewellery did not exist then. Palladium is extremely difficult to cast well because it is a veritable oxygen sponge when molten; it therefore requires a very controlled melting environment. However, the casting problem has been solved and its use in jewellery has increased because of a large increase in the price of platinum and a drop in the price of palladium.
Who wears them after may entirely be a different story and is also influenced by tradition and culture. The couple is supposed to have their weddings worn at all times. Who would not be proud if you wear diamond wedding rings? It is however common to see married men without their wedding rings whether inside or out of the house.
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