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3 Surprising Facts About Engagement Rings

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Did you know that the Blue Diamond Ring is the most expensive ring on the planet? It was sold for $9.49 million in 2013. Additionally, according to the Knot, around 35% of couples spend at least three months or less looking for an engagement ring. Here are some other interesting facts about engagement rings that you may want to know.

1. The Engagement Ring Culture

The trend of giving and receiving engagement rings started as far back as 3,000 BC by the ancient Egyptians. In those days, rings were made using papyrus reeds and hemp. The general idea behind engagement rings was to symbolize eternity. The ancient Egyptians believed that the third finger on the left hand contained a vein that leads directly to the heart, which is probably why they chose that finger for the engagement ring. In general, engagement rings were a symbol of commitment and union. Even cavemen used to create chords of grass to tie around their waists, ankles, and wrists.

2. People Wear Engagement Rings Differently

You probably assume that all people wear engagement rings the same way. This could not be further from the truth. People in different nations wear engagement rings differently. For instance, people in the United States, the UK, Canada, and France wear their engagement rings on the left. However, people in India and Russia wear them on their right hand.

3. The Most Popular Ring Types

Are you wondering what type of engagement ring most people buy? Well, the most requested engagement ring shape is round. The second most popular is the oval. More than half of all couples who get engaged buy these two rings. Apart from the shape, people also prefer metals such as white gold, yellow gold, and rose gold.

Over the years, trends have changed as far as engagement rings are concerned. For instance, in the past, men used to look for wedding rings on their own. Nowadays, gentlemen involve their partners when looking for an engagement ring. If you want to make the engagement a surprise, it may be a better idea to look for a ring on your own. Contact JF Jones Jewelers, Inc today if you need help finding the right engagement ring for your significant other.