To Get the Real Engagement Ring or a “Dummy Ring”

11 Jun 2013

Red velvet box with golden ring and red roses on a white backgro

Well there will always be two sides to this story, I guess this will have a lot to do with your relationship.

Some ladies want to have a say in the design of the ring that they have to wear on their finger for the rest of their life. There is nothing wrong with this and if this is the way you want to go then there are a few ways of doing it.

You could just buy a cheap band to put on her finger, or a ring that says will you marry me on it. You could get a ring with a big cubic zirconia in it that she can wear until you get the appropriate ring made.


You could go down the road of finding out what sort of design she likes and the shape of gemstone. Once you know this you can get the ring made with your own flair and input.

As this is a ring from you to her, asking for her hand in marriage, wouldn’t it be nice for her to know that it came from you with thought and love.


The engagement  ring is put on the fourth finger of the left hand because the Ancient Greeks believe that their was a vein that run from the finger directly to the heart.

The first documented case of a diamond being put in a ring was when Archduke Maximilian of Austria used a diamond ring on betrothal to Mary of Burgundy in 1477. This influenced people of higher wealth to follow suit and when diamonds became mined in Africa it became more accessible to the common person.

So now we know who we have to blame haha.

Coming from a jewellery background at Dream Proposals we can help you through the pit falls and fun of buying that special ring.