An engagement ring is the ring you put on your loved one's finger the moment you propose. Thus, you can show the outside world you belong together, and are promised to each other. Often, the engagement ring has a striking stone or diamond as an extra eye-catcher.

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The origin of the engagement ring

The history of the engagement ring dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians. But then, only only the nobility could afford a ring. The rest of the population gave a gift at an engagement, but that wasn't a ring.

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An engagement ring is traditionally worn on the ring finger of the left hand. The Egyptians, Greeks and Romans believed that the 'vena amoris', a vein that is directly connected to our hearts, ran through that finger. It may be a romantic myth, but we still wear our engagement ring on the left ring finger.
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What is the current meaning of an engagement ring?

By giving and accepting an engagement ring, a couple makes a promise of marriage to each other. Its round shape symbolizes the infinite love between two people. In addition, different designs can also have different meanings.

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The ultimate classic among the engagement rings is the solitaire engagement ring. This simple ring has a striking central diamond. Because diamonds are virtually indestructible and rare, this stone is also a symbol of eternal love. Another classic engagement ring is the trilogy ring. This ring has three diamonds symbolising the past, present and future. That's why its so sought after as an engagement ring.
The alliance or eternity ring is a minimalist engagement ring. Several small diamonds are aligned side by side. This creates a sober but very elegant look that also makes the ring popular with men. They are extremely suitable as an engagement ring as they also represent a symbol of infinite love.
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Finally, you can also opt for a ‘Toi et Moi’ ring. That's a ring with two diamonds in a sober design. The two diamonds refer to the connection between two souls and are of similar size to symbolize the balance in the relationship.

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Alternatives to an engagement ring

Niet elke vrouw draagt graag ringen. Voor sommige jobs is het dragen van een verlovingsring en trouwring zelfs verboden om hygiënische redenen of veiligheidsredenen. In dat geval kan u haar een ketting schenken zodat ze haar ringen dicht bij haar hart kan dragen. En wat denkt u van andere diamanten juwelen als alternatief voor de verlovingsring? U kan bijvoorbeeld kiezen voor een verlovingsarmband. Een extra troef van de verlovingsarmband is dat u zich niet in bochten moet wringen om stiekem haar ringmaat te achterhalen.

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If you have any questions about buying an engagement ring, BAUNAT will be happy to assist you with advice and expertise. Read more in one of the articles below.

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