The Himawari In Me

January 15, 2009

Don’t get me wrong.

It’s not like I want to get married anytime soon. At least not in the next ten years. Right now, marriage to me is like food to the Cullens. 😄
I’m simply drawn to shiny things. LOL

I was wondering about where engagement rings were supposed to be worn; the fourth finger of the left hand or the fourth finger of the right hand (although how I come to wonder about this, I have absolutely NO IDEA).

It’s could be either, by the way. In UK, for example, it’s worn on the left hand, whereas in Poland and Ukraine, on the right hand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engagement_ring).

The fourth finger of the left hand supposedly contained the ‘vein of love’ (vena amoris); the vein that led directly to the heart.

In most countries, the ring is considered a conditional gift, and must be returned to the ‘donor’ should the engagement broke. There was a queer case in NSW, Australia when a man sued his former fianceé because she threw the ring in a trash can after their engagement broke. He ended up winning the case and the woman is ordered to pay her ex the cost of the ring (AUD$15,250).

Oooh…moving on to my favorite part, the shiny shiny things:
1) First there’s the solitaire rings; the ones with a single diamond

Classic Solitaire Ring

Classic Solitaire Ring

Solitaire Ring with Side Stones

Solitaire Ring with Side Stones

Pave Style Ring

Pave Style Ring

Princess Cut Ring; oooh...me likey... =p

Princess Cut Ring; oooh...me likey... =p

2) The rings with side stones:

Three stones ring

Three-stone ring

The three-stone ring usually consists of a larger stone in the middle and two smaller ones, each on its left and right side.

The stones represent the past, present and future of the couple’s love and time together.

A three-stone ring, and princess cut! Irresistable...

A three-stone ring, and princess cut! Irresistable...

They’re all darlings, of course, but this one’s my favorite:

A 2-carat ring LOL

A 2-carat ring LOL

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