Womens Wedding Ring Set?
Q: I've noticed a lot of women wearing their engagement rings along with
their wedding rings, either on the same finger or on different ones. An
engagement ring literally signifies imminent marriage, right? So why
continue wearing it after the wedding? What other meanings besides
showing off might this have?
If you're a bride-to-be with an engagement ring, do you plan on wearing it
after you're married, and if so, why? If not, why not? If you're already
married, what does it mean to you to wear or not wear your engagement ring
(assuming it's different from your wedding ring)?
A:You might also look at is as a promise, not just to eventually marry someone, but to love and care for them for the rest of your life...and the wedding ring as a symbol of the public commitment made during the ceremony. Personally, my wedding band looks dumb without the engagement ring next to it, 'cause it fits around the stone (little "v" in the band to fit around the corner of my slanted emerald cut stone - painful when one isn't careful how one moves one's hands around ;)). I also have two friends who's engagement rings were round stones set on wide gold bands. Neither of them wears a separate wedding band, but just the one ring. My fiance gave me a ring as a promise, but that promise isn't necessarily dead when we get married....just one way to look at it I guess. Now that you have brought it up, I guess I am still wearing the engagement ring 1 1/2 years after the wedding for a couple reasons: 1. It symbolizes the initial commitment that my then fiance made to me to be there for the rest of our lives and of his love for me. My wearing symbolizes my loving him back. - and - 2. He spent enough money on it so that I better be wearing it! ;-) Besides that, it is a gorgeous ring that I love and am very proud of!! (And, he let me pick the stone out!) I wear my ER most days with the WR but if I am going to work in the flower beds, I either go ringless or just wear my wedding band. I know plenty of people who wear a wedding ring but not an engagement ring, but I never heard of anyone wearing an engagement ring without a wedding ring after they were married. If my engagement ring were a diamond, I would not wear it- I do too many things that would damage it. Since my engagement ring is a silver celtic knot pattern, it doesn't "stick out", so I wear it every day, with my wedding ring. Semantic/regional usage question- Why do some people call it a wedding "band" instead of a wedding "ring". I thought a wedding "band" was a group of musicians! (8-) for the humor impaired)
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