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Wedding ring without engagement!

How can I demonstrate my commitment without having to propose?

  • Why should I buy a wedding or engagement ring when I am not going to propose?
  • What are the conventions regarding a ring but not a marriage?
  • What type of engagement ring should I choose?

Where, in the past, first place was given to tradition and union, modern life focusses more on personality and making your own choices. Marriage is now an option instead of a must. How can I demonstrate my commitment without having to marry? Why should I buy and engagement ring if I am not going to propose?

  • 0.50 carat solitaire ring (half set) in white gold with side diamonds From USD 3.250
    (excl. VAT)
  • 1.70 carat eternity ring (full set) in platinum with three rows of round diamonds From USD 2.250
    (excl. VAT)
  • 1.25 carat solitaire diamond ring in platinum From USD 1.670
    (excl. VAT)
  • Diamond design eternity ring in yellow gold with small diamonds From USD 1.450
    (excl. VAT)

Why should I buy a wedding or engagement ring when I am not going to propose?

Some people suffer from gamophobia, the fear of getting married or being in a long term relationship. However, people who don’t have this phobia, too, are choosing not to get married. Practical considerations are the main reason for this decision. As legal partners, you now receive almost the same advantages as married couples, with less commitment. A wedding, moreover, is really expensive. The modern couple prefers to invest this money in their own home or in their children.

Of course, this does not mean that you don’t feel a strong commitment to each other. This is why, when you buy a wedding or engagement ring, you could see it as a beautiful, symbolic gesture, without taking the big step. The ring can symbolize your love for each other in a unique and personal way.

What are the conventions regarding a ring but not a marriage?

It may sound paradoxical, but buying a wedding or engagement ring without actually marrying is getting more and more popular. The wedding ring, which used to represent the union of two people in marriage, is now replacing said marriage. People find that the ‘piece of paper’ is no longer necessary to declare their love. The symbolic deed when you buy an engagement ring has much more meaning to them than an actual marriage contract.

Contemporary couples are not only choosing not to get married, they marry a lot later if they do. Whereas in 1970, the average bride was 22 years of age, the youngest partner is now often 30.

What type of engagement ring should I choose?

What type of engagement ring is my best bet? This depends entirely on your personal preference. It could be a solitaire ring with a beautiful diamond or a simple gold ring. Or, perhaps you prefer a signet ring if you love more historical and original designs. The most important thing is that it suits both you and your partner perfectly. After all, when you buy a wedding or engagement ring without actually getting married, the symbolism and emotional value are all the more important.

Where can I buy a beautiful engagement ring for my partner? Which other diamond jewellery can I gift at important occasions? Ask the BAUNAT diamond experts for advice or browse through our extensive collection of diamond jewellery.  

Written by: CHLOÉ POUPON-DUMONTET Diamond Jewellery Advisor

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