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Origin Of The Engagement Ring

An engagement is a promise to marry, and also the period of time between proposal and marriage - which may be lengthy or trivial. During this period, a couple is said to be affianced, betrothed, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. Future brides and bridegrooms are often referred to as fiancees or fiances respectively.

Origin of the Engagement Ring

Engagement , or betrothal, rings date back to the ancient days of marriage by purchase when gold rings were circulated as currency. The groom-to-be would offer his bride-to-be a gold ring both as his partial payment and a symbol of his intentions.

Brides-to-be in these earlier times wore woven bands made of rush (a flexible marsh plant with hollow stems), and replaced them each year. Roman brides-to-be wore rings made of iron to symbolize the permanent, unending nature of marriage. During Medieval times, grooms-to-be placed the ring on three of the bride's fingers in turn to represent the Holy Trinity -- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

The engagement ring that my fiancee bought for me

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Sources: Wikipedia

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5 responses to "Origin Of The Engagement Ring"

  1. Bilib na ako sa research work mo ah. The article is very informative really. Ngayon ko lang nadinig yung origin nang engagement ring. This is one thing I enjoy most about blogging. You learn new things from your fellow blogger. Merong information and entertainment boom because of blogging. And somehow I think blogging has succeeded more in bridging the gaps among all peoples of the world. Thanks for this very educational post. God bless you always. BTW, parang personal ang dating nang post na ito sa iyo ah, hehehe, lol. Malapit ka na kasing isakal, ehe, ikasal pala, hehehe, lol. Ciao.

  2. An engagement ring
    is a most wonderful thing
    for the bride-to-be.

    Ruby Banana Blossom

  3. anne says:

    Girl I am looking forward for your upcoming big special event hehehe I love your ruby entry mine is up and its in thanks thanks

  4. Anne says:

    agoy maypaka sis naay engagement ring kami wala man hahahah... kuripot.... nice kaau ni da medyo hanap lang pero for sure worth...

    Korek approved ko ni Mel... anad na kaayo ka mo research... perfect!

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