Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Where'd You Get That Bling?

Wedding Ring Traditions

Every day men go into jewelry shops in search for the perfect diamond ring for the woman they want to spend the rest of their lives with. Imagine if today’s engagement ring was a plain metal band. Today’s grooms will read this story and say “Why did this have to change?” but today’s brides are thanking God that it did.
Thanks to Archduke Maximillian most brides get to look forward to that day they receive a diamond ring from the man of their dreams. He altered history by buying the very first diamond engagement ring for his betrothed, Mary of Burgandy. Imagine being the only woman in existence to have a diamond engagement ring!! In the 15th century, social status was the most important part of society. Think of how Mary of Burgandy felt walking around with a diamond on her finger.

Of course the first thing you want to do after you get engaged is show of your ring to your girlfriends. Mary of Burgandy’s girlfriends must have been blown away when they did not see a simple metal band on her finger. I am sure they were all very jealous. Another important part of 15th century weddings was the wedding day jewelry. Mary of Burgandy must have been a very bling’ed out bride.

Wouldn’t even be cooler if your girlfriends ooh’ed and aahh’ed over your wedding day jewelry but little did they know it was rented?

Many brides are not able to afford wearing expensive jewelry on their wedding day until now. Adorn Brides is a company that will rent you your perfect wedding day jewelry for a fraction of the retail price. It is a simple process that involves you shopping on line, picking the perfect piece to accent your dress and ordering it with your credit card. Adorn Brides will ship it to you a few days before your wedding and will include all the materials needed to send the jewelry on the next business day. This process will be the easiest part of your wedding. To find out more please visit their website:

Little known Wedding Ring Facts:

~It is said to be bad luck to buy your engagement ring and wedding ring at the same time.

~Couples should not wear the wedding ring before the wedding to prevent bad luck.

~The reason rings are to be worn on your left hand’s third finger is because ancient Romans believed the vein in this finger was the “vena amoris” meaning vein of love. This vein was said to lead straight to the heart.

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