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Its only bad luck to drop your wedding ring if you believe its bad luck to walk under a ladder, for a black cat to cross your path, that the number 13 is unlucky or other such fables from the Middle Ages. Otherwise you've simply dropped your wedding ring.
What can I pair with my rose gold engagement ring?
I don't like white gold. Would yellow gold look weird?
We like to do something a little different at Lord Coconut so....
- Don't be afraid to mix your gold colours, just make sure the have the same carat as your engagement ring (9, 14 or 18 usually)
- If going for white gold it doesnt need to be rhodium plated (it comes off anyway) and why not celebrate the real colour variations of white gold
- Your wedding ring doesnt have to mimic the look or shape of your engagement ring. Something with a bit of texture can look fantatstic against a more straight forward engagement ring
The real moral of the story is don't listen to the tradionalists, let your imagine run wild and trust your gut instinct and get something that speaks to you.
If you can't tell him about how upset you are about this what hope do you have telling him if you're upset about after the marriage? Good communication habits start early in relationships and rarely change just because you're married.
Something that is hand made in Australia and reflects your personaility. Don't be a slave to fashion and get something you truly love now as you will bewearing it for a very very long time. Don't forget it doesnt matter what others say as they won't be the ones looking at it every day. If you want to get something distictive bur are afraid that it might date in 10 years time just ignore those thoughts as once youve worn it for 10 years the ring will become part of you and your personailty and the only strage part will be when you're not wearing it. Some of the coolest rings are those from the 70s! get something you love now irrespective of any fashion and you'll love it forever.
As women ceased being the property of their father a long time ago I don't think asking permission before proposing should still be a thing. In my own case if I had asked permission I wouldn't be married to my wife of 21 years as her parents would have said no.
Prior to same sex marriage becoming legal we found that few couples who were able to be married overseas wore both an engagement and wedding ring. The main ring was always just the gold wedding ring (thus no need for an engagement ring)
Since the recent legislation was passed we have now found that an engagement ring is purchased (often in silver) as there is more likely to be a bended knee type proposal and then replaced with a gold wedding ring on the wedding day.
What hasn't been established yet is the length of engagement. Generally speaking the shorter the engagement, the less likely an engagement ring would be worn but I believe this will change once same sex couples have the long engagements straight couples have,
This is of course assuming two guys are getting married. If two females are getting married in most instances an engagement ring and wedding ring would be purchased at the relevant times.
As a jewellery store which represents over 40 Australian based jewellers we stock many examples of different styles of wedding bands which you won't see in High St stores which will allow you to have a more personalised wedding band. We even have two jewellers who can place your partners fingerprint on one of our wedding bands - the ultimate personalisation.
There are two other metals which are extremley strong which are Titanium and Zirconium but they tend to be used more for male rings. Titanium will scratch but Zirconium (once its been heated which gives it its black colour) is nearly scratch proof. Both metals don't tarnish.
Every person is different and you should not feel pressured into wearing a wedding band. My wife and I have been married 21 years and exchanged flower lai's instead of rings on our wedding day as the sign of our commitment. Neither of us have regretted the decision ............... although we know own a jewellery store specialising in handcrafted Australian made wedding rings for men. Go figure!
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