An engagement ring, especially in Western cultures, indicates that the person wearing it is engaged to be married.
Traditionally placed on the fourth finger of the left hand. The Greeks believed that finger contained a vein that lead directly to the heart - Vena Amoris.
Throughout the ages, different symbols, such as keys and thimbles, and a variety of gemstones were used for engagement rings.
In the 1870's, diamond production rose sharply with the discovery of new mines in Africa. When ballroom dancing came into vogue, so did the Diamond Engagement ring. It was the only gem that sparkeled in the candlelight.
Today engagement rings are designed Gold, Platinum, Silver, Titanium, Palladium, Stainless Steel, and even Ceramics. Gemstones are still popular, with diamonds at the top of the list.
You can design your engagement ring in any style you like. Ann will be happy to make it for you.