- 10 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Your engagement ring is very pretty! I wouldn’t have confused it with a promise ring.
A lot of people are kinda small-minded concerning wedding/engagement traditions, with particular thanks to mainstream media. There’s so many traditions & they’re changing all the time. Some people don’t even wear rings in marriage. Way back when, men didn’t wear wedding bands- that apparently just became popular around WW2, & now it’s considered a marriage necessity. Some people get tattoos, some women have their nose pierced, & there is also an old tradition where, when you’re engaged, you wear the e-ring on your right hand, & when you get married, switch to your left. Some women don’t get any rings until they’re actually married, & only a few centuries ago, couples often didn’t have rings. It all depends on what’s special to your heart, so I personally don’t push people with, “No, it needs to be done like THIS!”
My promise ring is a white gold band with a princess-cut pink tourmaline (my birthstone), with two tiny CZs on each side. I never wore it on my right hand, just my left, because that’s where I liked it. Now I have an engagement ring, so my promise ring sits in my jewelery box, or on my right ring finger sometimes, not sure what to do with it yet.
It’s sad to say that people often think inside the box, for measure of comfortability on the subconscious preference of letting suggested/mass social standard think or make decisions for them. :/
But, anyways- again! Nice ring, it is beautiful. What matters is that you have a token of your love. 🙂 Congrats!