Mexican engagement transforms dating and courtship into a deeper level of commitment, and as such the engagement ring is a symbolic piece of jewelry to mark the special moment. Continue reading to discover Mexican engagement ring traditions along with specialist recommendations to help you make the right choice.

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What are Typical Mexican Engagement Traditions?

Traditionally, Mexicans are overwhelmingly Catholic meaning many customs are rooted in faith and church culture. It is common for Mexican weddings to be large family affairs, often treated as family reunions, where everyone from all sides of the family are invited to celebrate.

The family are involved in the wedding preparations from the proposal all the way through to the exchanging of the vows.

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Proposing in Mexico

It’s customary in Mexico for the groom to ask the bride’s parents for permission to take her hand in marriage - without the bridge knowing. Once the groom has permission, the engagement planning begins days, weeks and even months ahead of the big day.

After the couple are engaged, the bride-to-be’s family organises a meal to officially formalise the proposal. In Mexico the whole engagement affair is known as “La pedida” (which translates in English as “the request”).

If you are considering proposing to your significant other or getting married in Mexico, make sure to read our guide with everything you need to know about getting married abroad.
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What Kind of Engagement Rings do Mexican Women Like?

Traditional Mexican engagement ring styles often feature diamonds crafted ornately, intricately and wide-set in brilliant round or princess cuts. It is also common for Mexican Engagement rings to feature engraving along the band, with openwork and milgrain.

While the larger, showy engagement rings are for the woman, Mexican men also wear matching wedding bands (and sometimes throughout the engagement too). Much like the wide-cut women’s rings, the men’s rings too are wide and ornate.

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As times and traditions change, modern and American-style jewelry trends have influenced Mexican engagement ring traditions. Like the United States, today, promise rings are common in Mexico before the official engagement. Just like an engagement ring, the promise ring symbolises the love and affection a couple has for one another.

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