Throughout history, wedding rings have taken on different looks – from engraved gold to ornate openwork inscriptions to simple metal bands. Cultural standards and customs have dictated their styles.
Likewise, the engagement ring, which evolved from a betrothal ring – representing a promise of future marriage – has taken on the styles of its era. Did you know that these special rings are worn around the finger that, according to tradition, is believed to have a blood vein that runs directly to the heart? In some countries, such as in the USA, it is thought that this special finger is on the left hand; and in others, such as in Germany, that vein is believed to be in the right hand.