Fun facts about putting a ring on it.
Ancient cultures believed that the third finger on the left hand had a special vein called Vena Amoris, the vein of “love,” this vein was thought to run directly to the heart.
The average diamond carat weight used in engagement rings is estimated at 0.37 carats, although 1-2 carats are becoming increasingly popular.
Loved up month
December is the most popular time of the year to get engaged.
Diamonds were first discovered in India as far back as 800 B.C. But diamonds were not used on wedding bands or engagement rings until the 15th century.
The Right Metal
The most common metal used for engagement rings is either white gold or platinum, however due to the rise in cost of these two types of metal palladium is the new metal on the scene. Palladium is regarded as a precious metal and is a luxury alternative at a much cheaper price.
Left or Right
Countries such as England, United States, France and Canada traditionally wear the engagement ring on the left hand. Whereas Germany, Russia and India wear the engagement ring on the right hand.
Did you know?
If you shine an ultraviolet light on a real diamond it will glow in the dark for a few seconds. Some experts believe this is a good way to make sure it’s the real thing.