Engagement rings have been around since the time of the Roman Empire. As we all know, it is a gift symbolizing love and the desire of a couple to spend the rest of their lives together. Depending on cultural background, the value of an engagement ring varies. Some cultures believe that you must give an expensive engagement ring. Other cultures believe the engagement ring should not be expensive at all.
Cultures differ in their views. It is not the value of the ring that matters, but the meaning and love behind it. If your way of showing affection is buying your loved one an expensive engagement ring, do it! If you rather want to buy a less expensive ring, because you would like to treat her in another way, do that. An engagement ring should symbolize your love for your partner and the desire that you have to spend your lives together.
Going through the internet and reading articles, I learned that most people still want engagement rings. They are not fixed on a massive diamond that costs an arm and a leg anymore, but they still want that ring; they still want that symbol of love.
The sentimental meaning behind the engagement ring is immense. It will always be one of your loved ones most cherished possessions. That is why we are so scared of it being taken. We will spend insane amounts of money on electronics etc. which we might need to replace in a year or two as they would have become outdated. When purchasing an engagement ring we should remember that it symbolizes an oath more than a material object — a gift that will not become outdated. The thought of love will remain, even if the ring gets stolen. The value of the ring is not in its monetary amount, but in something much deeper.
Love is the one thing that we all crave. No matter which culture, country, nationality or even which continent we are from, we want to be loved.
As a couple wanting to get married, nothing symbolizes this love more than the giving of an engagement ring. How much you want to spend is up to you, but take it from us: Your loved one wants a ring, even if he/she says differently. You just need to know what ring they want.