The world over people get engaged to be married. It’s a classic tradition with a long history. All you need in Australia is a proposal and an engagement ring but it’s not always the same in other places, let’s take a quick peek at the engagement ring traditions of other countries.
China Has Only Recently Started With Rings
The Chinese have never really done presents of any kind. The country traditionally runs on a “cash gifts” premise and if you are to get wed in China, you are expected to hand over a red envelope of “hong bao”. However, in recent times this has been replaced to a large extent by an engagement ring, instead.
India Goes Big On Bangles
In India in much of the country, a ring would be too small an engagement gift, there they go for a large bracelet or bangle, instead. Diamonds are still appreciated, though.
Scandinavia Is Very Reserved
In Scandinavia they have a reputation for being sensible, pragmatic people not given to ostentatious displays of wealth and status. This carries over into the engagement ring practice of the region and they tend to opt for very plain engagement bands rather than go for something a little more ornate.
Eastern Europe Goes To The Right
In countries such as Austria, Germany, Poland and Russia the bride and groom wear both their engagement rings and wedding rings on the right hand rather than going with the left.
Italy Came Late To The Party With Diamonds
Diamond engagement rings are the de facto standard of a romantic proposal but in Italy they were only popularized following their adoption in the wealthy set of Venice.
France Likes To Spend Extra Money
If you’re French, a diamond engagement ring is good but if you a put a more expensive stone in there (like a ruby or an emerald), why not? Parisian ladies expect their men to go the extra mile.
Argentinian Engagement Rings Do Twice The Work
If you get married in Argentina then you won’t be expected to buy a wedding ring that’s because a couple expects an engagement ring to act as a wedding ring once the ceremony is over. That’s pretty thrifty, right?
In Chile Both Sexes Do The Engagement Rings
Men and women in Chile will wear an engagement ring on the right hand. Then after they have tied the knot, the ring is switched to the left hand!
Native Americans Prefer Different Stones
Native Americans aren’t all that keen on diamonds as the stone. They prefer simple stones such as turquoise or slate instead.
In Kenya Any Jewellery Will Do
The Kenyans like an engagement ring but any form of ornate jewellery will suffice for an engagement gift.
Of course, you don’t have to follow any tradition when it comes to engagement rings. You can always make your own tradition while I make the engagement ring of your dreams. Give me a call to discuss your needs for a unique ring to express your love.
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