Wedding rings and engagement rings are two very important forms of jewelry because these rings are used to commemorate and celebrate a relationship commitment. Though it can be tricky to tell the two types of rings apart, there are a few key differences between them.
Of course, the main difference between the two styles of rings is that one is given to a person right after you become engaged to them, and the other is given to a person during your wedding ceremony. Some women choose to wear their engagement ring stacked on top of their wedding ring throughout their marriage, while others just wear a wedding ring after they get married.
Traditionally, an engagement ring contains at least one larger gemstone, which is normally a diamond, and it may contain several smaller accent stones as well. Most wedding bands do not have a center stone. Often they do not have any gemstones at all, but if a wedding ring does have gemstones, they will most likely be several smaller accent stones set into the band.
There are various price points for engagement and wedding rings, but normally, the engagement ring is more expensive than the wedding ring. This is mostly because engagement rings contain more precious gems.
Though things are changing in modern times, in the past, only women received engagement rings whereas both the man and woman would wear a wedding ring. However, since many modern couples do not follow traditional labels, it is becoming more common for the man to have an engagement ring too.
Whatever the occasion, whether you’re about to propose to the love of your life or tie the not with them, Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange has a wide selection of engagement and wedding rings available. Visit one of our six store locations, or browse our online store to start your ring shopping today.