6 Fun, Useful Facts About Engagement Rings

If you’ve got a new engagement ring (or you’ve had one for years), you’ll want to know some of the facts and folklore around your beautiful bauble.

  1. Engagement (and wedding) rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand due to a belief that “a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.” (theKnot.com)
  2. A pearl engagement ring is considered bad luck because its shape resembles a teardrop. (Gemselect.com)
  3. Don’t wear your engagement ring in a hot tub (chlorine and heat=bad, bad!), when you’re weight lifting (pressure can bend or break the band), at the beach (sand can wedge under the diamond), taking a shower (soaps and other products can cloud the stone), and while you’re cleaning with solvents. (theKnot.com)
  4. If a couple splits, who gets the engagement ring? According to Beliveaulaw.net, in some states accepting a ring is a promise to get married, so once she’s married, the bride keeps the ring. If the bride calls off the wedding before it occurs, she’s expected to give back the ring.
  5. Tiffany & Co. set the engagement world on fire in 1886, when it introduced their “Tiffany setting,” the now-iconic 6-prong solitaire.
  6. 61% of men consulted with their girlfriend before they bought a ring, according to Brides.

Whether your ring is new or a long-term fixture on your finger, make sure it’s protected by insurance. To get your full value from insurance, you’ll need an up-to-date appraisal. Call me and we can get it taken care of.

Engagingly yours, Aimee


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