The concept of engagement bands began in Ancient Egypt as the circle (of the band) was used to symbolize a never ending cycle and the space in it as a gateway. These rings were also used during Roman times, but were not generally revived in the Western world until the 13th century. Roman men gave engagement rings that included a small key. Romantics believe that the carved key was a symbolic key to protect and cherish the husband's heart.
The Engagement Ring is placed on the fourth finger on the left hand, because Ancient Greeks believed that it contained a vein that led to the heart (vena amoris). Romans believed the ring to be a symbol for ownership rather than love. It meant that the husband would claim his wife.
That was a little history about engagement rings, now we all know, that more than just a signal of being married or engaged these rings have also become a signal of how much your soon to be husband loves you. Well we all have that one type of ring in mind which we would love to get hooked to, some like the classic diamond solitaires, some like to keep it traditional with the gold ring, Here are some famous Bollywood celebs flashing their engagement rings.
When Shilpa Shetty got engaged to Raj Kundra in 2009, he presented her with one of the most magnificent engagement rings in the Bollywood family at least. The diamond ring is believed to be 20-carats and is said to be worth Rs 3 crore.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan:
Abhishek Bachchan proposed to Aishwarya with a beautiful diamond ring, which was apparently picked out by Bachchan’s family friend Tina Ambani for about Rs 50 lakh. Flashy ring for the gorgeous lady we must say!
Lara Dutta flashes a big, fat sparkler of her engagement ring with great pride as it was designed by her husband, tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati, who popped the question over a candle -lit dinner in New York.
Saif Ali Khan presented his much-loved begum a tasteful rock sized solitaire. Now that's what we call a king-sized token of love for the heart throbbing queen. Kareena, we are jealous much!
The bubbly Genelia D'Souza flaunts her flashy diamond ring with a wide smile. Diamonds seem to be the favourite among the Bollywood stars, when it comes to rings.
Vidya Balan’s engagement ring is quite a different one just like her. She proudly flaunts her gold ring embellished with the ruby stone every now and then. Quite a nice change we see there, in the sea of diamond rings.
Well this is about the celebs, tell us what does your wedding ring look like or what would you want it look like (in case you are not married yet).
Here is a life gyan that could sail you through: " whatever ring you wear, in the end it’s the guy who you are getting married to matters the most, and not the ring."
But wait…the right guy and an amazing ring to drool on could make your life so much better (think about it .... Wink ! )
Flaunt what you've got (and put a ring on it )