Imagine that you have been in a relationship with someone for quite a while now; it may be a distant relationship because you both do not have time to get together often (many activities keep you both busy). Plus, even if you are living together as a couple, there’s a feeling of loneliness and a sober look that comes to your heart every time your partner says “Goodbye” after having a wonderful day together. Another scenario is when the couple has a barrier of distance to deal with as they work in different places and barely find time to share in each other’s company.

Well, the ideal thing to do in any of these scenarios is to seek out mediums to show your partner how well you feel about them; thus, you can decide to give gifts to your partner. Of course, gifts are an excellent way to do more towards your partner to express your feelings.

Perhaps, due to the loneliness, you feel each time your partner says goodbye, different forms of pressure and feelings set in and give the need to make the relationship official to the world that you both have agreed to start a family. Well, whatever motivates you to take a first step into an everlasting commitment might not be significant. Still, the symbol you must provide while taking the step is of utmost importance in the relationship – The Engagement Ring.

The Role of Engagement Rings in Relationships

Engagement in a relationship can be defined broadly as; the act of two persons meeting in agreement, a mutual promise to marry, or bonding in love and unity. Engagement is a sign of seriousness and shows maturity, as your partner gets convinced of how intentional you are about them, but it needs to be bounded by a symbol.

Today, the symbol generally used is a decorated ring with rare or unique features. An engagement ring gold coast, some say, is a ring given and worn as a sign of betrothal. Today, purchasing an engagement ring has become the status quo of identification for someone who is already taken and ready for marriage, but putting a plane ring on the finger does not give a ring a unique and beautiful look on the finger. A diamond or any other precious stone can be applied to add beauty and increase the ring’s value. 

A rock on the ring Is the most beautiful gift that can be given to your fiancé or fiancée on an engagement day. National Jeweler’s 2003 survey found that over 40 percent of customers planned to buy a diamond ring. Also, in the 2002 American wedding, it was discovered that an average ring cost about $3,576: More than 16% of the average wedding budget.

Brief History of Engagement Rings

The engagement ring’s widespread use in modern times began in the 19th century but was not a symbol of love. Instead, it was more or less the first part of the bride’s price that was paid to the bride’s family but was handed over to be worn on the bride’s finger. Insurance was provided for the woman if the proposed or prospective partner disbanded the marriage, compromising the woman’s virtue and appeal to other men.

The true meaning and significance of the engagement ring (today’s meaning) started in the 20th century when men gave their fiancée a band that signifies their love and intentions for the union. The engagement ring showed that the fiancée had been betrothed, taken, and ready for marriage, and it was placed on the fourth finger of the left hand. Because that finger was said to have a vein running through it that came directly from the heart, therefore symbolizing the finger as a “heart finger.” 

In the olden days, rings could be a piece of silver or an iron band without any adornment; this was the practice until commercial rings, and the media took over the engagement scene.

In the middle of the 19th century, engagement rings suggested that men spend at least 2 months of their monthly income to buy a suitable engagement ring for their bride-to-be. With an advert, the definition and style of the engagement ring took a new direction. The modern engagement ring now comes in different styles.

Different Types of Engagement Rings

  1. Solitaire Rings: These are the quintessential classic engagement rings; the solitaire ring consists of a band and a gemstone. The band could be made from any material of your choice ranging from gold to platinum, while the gemstone should also be chosen to fit your peculiar characteristics. It could be diamonds or sapphires cut differently, which will be explained below.
  2. Engagement Rings with Side stones: These exquisite rings are made with gemstones inserted into the sides of the band, which can be made of any metal material depending on your desire. Some side stone rings also come with a central stone in the middle. The popular gemstones used for this design of rings are usually diamonds, but you can customize your gemstone to the taste of your love.
  3. The Three Stone rings or the Trinity ring: This ring design has a romantic history. It is believed that each stone in the three-stone ring symbolizes the past, present, and future of the time a couple has spent together, and the ring would bind them together for all eternity. The ring design is that of an immaculate platinum band with three exquisite gemstones, one in the middle with two placed strategically by the sides. The gemstones are usually made of diamonds, but you can customize yours into three different types of gemstones if you so desire.
  4. The Matching Bridal Set: This is a beautiful combination of both the engagement ring and the actual wedding band, there is no set design on how a matching bridal set should resemble, but it is generally good to have either the engagement ring or the wedding ring accentuating the other and vice versa, i.e., an exquisite platinum engagement ring with a gemstone should be paired with a simple gold classic wedding band, providing the bride with a touch of color.

The Different Cuts of Gemstones

Gold coast jewellery designers have produced different forms of engagement rings: the Princess cut, the Emerald cut, the Cushion cut, the Marquise cut, and the Asscher cut. The customer can choose the style or cut according to their taste.


Engaging someone to be in a serious relationship requires love and affection to have a healthy relationship with your partner. An engagement ring can symbolize it. The ring shows the couple’s seriousness and that they have agreed to spend the rest of their lives together.

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