Our Favorite Engagement Ring Facts
The tradition of engagement rings, or something like them, dates back to the days of Ancient Egypt. Over the centuries, engagement rings have evolved into potentially stunning pieces that are also a symbol of love and a major investment. As custom jewelry designers, Jewels by Alex has learned quite a bit about engagement rings along the way. Here are some of our favorite surprising facts about engagement rings.
1. Less than half of all brides get exactly what they want
The Knot reported this statistic a few years ago. While most brides are satisfied with their rings, we think it’s disappointing that less than half of all brides are absolutely ecstatic about the ring that they receive. At Jewels by Alex, we want to bring that percentage up to one hundred.
You can make the bride happy with her ring in two ways: first, take her taste into consideration. You can even ask her directly, since gone are the days when the ring had to be a total surprise. Secondly, don’t buy generic-looking jewelry from big chain retailers. Their designs are usually bland, and these stores have one intention: move product. At Jewels by Alex, we’ll never make you a boring piece or push you towards something that’s not right for you. We make custom jewelry that captures the unique essence of the special woman in your life.
2. The average groom spends three months ring shopping
Not only that, but the average groom also visits four jewelry stores and looks at 27 rings. We don’t think that you should have to spend so much time looking for a ring. Wedding planning will be time-consuming enough. Why not streamline the process? Jewels by Alex is your one-stop shop for jewelry design. Don’t go out to find the best ring: bring her dream ring to life with one of our in-house designers.
3. Palladium is becoming popular
White gold and platinum remain the most popular materials for engagement rings, but palladium, a more cost-effective metal that is also beautiful and durable, is on the rise. If you’re on a budget but still want to surprise her with the perfect ring, consider palladium. At Jewels by Alex, we can help you to design a ring that exceeds her expectations, but not your spending limit.
4. The Ancient Egyptians had the right idea
In Ancient Egypt, it was believed that wedding rings symbolized eternity and that the left hand had a vein that ruled all things love-related. It’s true that there is a vein that runs directly to the heart in the left hand, so keep this symbolism in mind when designing your engagement ring. Consider whether you want symbolic embellishments like flowers or a hidden engraving on the interior of the ring. Above all, remember that this ring is connected directly to her heart, so design it with love.
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