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.An engagement is a promise to marriage, and also the period of time between proposal and marriage – which may be lengthy or trivial.^ The modern practice of giving engagement rings began in the 15th century where the groom e gave his prospective bride a diamond engagement ring as an engagement present after she accepts his marriage proposal.
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^ There are several schools of thought on this, and one is that the first engagement rings was introduced in 1215 by Pope Innocent III, who wanted a longer waiting period between engagement and marriage, and as a sign that a man and woman are awaiting marriage, the engagement ring was born.
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^ By modern convention, the engagement ring is usually presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective bride while or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal.
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.During this period, a couple is said to be affianced, betrothed, engaged to be married, or simply engaged.^ By consciously working together to enjoy this period in their lives, a couple ensures that their married life starts out along a happy road.

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Future brides and bridegrooms are often referred to as fiancées or fiancés respectively (from the French word fiancé). The duration of the courtship varies vastly.
.Long engagements were once common in formal arranged marriages and it was not uncommon for parents betrothing children to arrange such many years before the engaged couple were old enough to marry.^ Whether you just recently got engaged and are planning a wedding for next year or you just know that someday you’d like to be married in the spring, putting on a spring wedding can be a joyous and beautiful occasion.

^ Three stone rings , sometimes also called Past, Present and Future rings, have gained popularity in recent years and many women choose these as their engagement ring.

^ Since an engagement ring signifies the couple is formally inviting the idea that they would want to be together and proceed into marriage, it is best that the man treats the engagement ring with equal importance, as if it were a wedding ring.

.In 2007, the average engagement time in the United States was 17 months[1], but the figure around the world would vary greatly depending on culture and customs.^ Outrageous Diamonds offers GIA, EGL, and enhanced clarity certified diamonds.  We are the #1 clarity enhanced diamond importer in the United States and can be seen on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine.  Read our profiles on Forbes.com and Motleyfool.com to see why Outrageous Diamonds engagement rings have been sold in over 50 countries around the world.
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.The concept of an official engagement period in Western culture may have begun in 1215 at the Fourth Lateran Council, headed by Pope Innocent III, which decreed that "marriages are to be ...^ In 1215, Pope Innocent III presided over the Fourth Lateran Council, in which the engagement period was made official.
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^ The inception of the engagement ring itself can be tied to the Fourth Lateran Council presided over by Pope Innocent III in 1215.
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^ There are several schools of thought on this, and one is that the first engagement rings was introduced in 1215 by Pope Innocent III, who wanted a longer waiting period between engagement and marriage, and as a sign that a man and woman are awaiting marriage, the engagement ring was born.
  • Engagement Rings, Diamond Engagement Rings, Solitaire Engagement Rings 2 February 2010 14:30 UTC www.ringsofengagement.net [Source type: General]

announced publicly in the churches by the priests during a suitable and fixed time, so that if legitimate impediments exist, they may be made known."[2][3] Such a formal church announcement of the intent to marry is known as banns. .In some jurisdictions, reading the banns may be part of one type of legal marriage.^ Dennis: You may want to read back through the multitude of posts I have written on this subject, perhaps starting with this one: .

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^ After all the festivities, you may enjoy sitting down to read a good book – one that informs your thinking and stimulates motivation for 2010.

Engagement rings

A woman displays her engagement ring.
.The modern Western form of the practice of giving or exchanging engagement rings is traditionally thought to have begun in 1477 when Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, gave Mary of Burgundy a diamond ring as an engagement present.^ Engagement rings, wedding rings, diamonds, diamond rings and wedding bands.
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^ A unique and elegant diamond engagement ring.
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^ The final detailthe diamond engagement ring!
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.Customs for engagement rings vary according to time, place, and culture.^ We also offer Custom-made engagement rings.
  • Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings, Diamonds ~ E Jewellers, Australian Jewellery Online 2 February 2010 14:30 UTC www.ejeweller.com.au [Source type: General]

^ Offering the finest certified diamonds at exceptional prices for your custom designed diamond engagement ring and diamond jewelry.
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^ Another benefit of getting many smaller stones in your diamond engagement ring is that you can have these stones put into a custom design.

.An engagement ring has historically been uncommon, and when such a gift was given, it was separate from the wedding ring.^ Engagement Rings, Wedding Rings, diamond engagement Ring .
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^ Then what do you do with your engagement ring and wedding ring?
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^ Antique engagement rings are inspired by ring styles that were popular during different historic periods such as Victorian, Edwardian, and Art Deco.
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.Romantic rings from the time of the Roman Empire and from as far back as 4 AD often resemble the Celtic Claddagh symbol (two hands clasping a heart) and so it is thought that this was used as some symbol of love and commitment between two people.^ Even before the early times, engagement rings were used to symbolize love and unity.

^ Diamond Engagement Rings are a truly personal expression of commitment between two people.
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^ Diamond Engagement Rings are the ultmost symbol of ever lasting love, devotion and adoration, stament & commitment between two people in love.
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.In the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, and many other countries, an engagement ring is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand.^ Does she have rings that she wears on her engagement finger?
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^ Engagement Ring Finger: The ancient Roman's were the first to wear the ring on the third finger of the left hand.
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^ These engagement rings were usually worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, which is said to contain the vena amoris or "vein of love".
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.The tradition of wearing a ring for engagement originated from the Egyptians, who believed the circle was a bond between the two people who were to be married, but was initially first practiced on the fourth finger/ring finger by the Romans, who believed this finger to be the beginning of the vena amoris ("vein of love"), the vein that leads to the heart.^ For the people who love traditional rings to the adventurous types who like modern diamond rings...
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^ It is believed that diamond engagement ring and engagement diamond ring should represent true love.
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^ Does she have rings that she wears on her engagement finger?
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.The custom in Continental Europe and other countries is to wear it on the right hand; one historical exception arose in monarchical regimes, in which a nobleman entering into morganatic marriage (marriage between a high noble and a lesser noble or a non-noble) would present his left hand to receive the ring (hence the alternative term "left-handed marriage" [Ger.^ Which ring is the right one?
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^ In the West women wear engagement rings on the fourth finger of the left hand which is called “a ring finger”, nevertheless, in other countries the right hand is used.

^ These engagement rings were usually worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, which is said to contain the vena amoris or "vein of love".
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.In other countries from South America, like in Argentina, man and woman each use one ring, and these are generally very similar to the wedding rings, with the difference that they are made of silver instead of gold.^ They made me feel like an idiot.

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^ Can all these rings be made in 14K W hite or Yellow Gold?
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.In Nordic countries such as Finland and Norway, both men and women wear an engagement ring.^ Mens Engagement Rings (162) .
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^ Does she have rings that she wears on her engagement finger?
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^ In European countries like Norway, Sweden, Germany and Finland, both man and woman wear engagement rings.

.In Brazil, they are always made of gold, and there is no tradition for the engagement ring.^ All engagement rings are made in the USA .
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^ We also offer Custom-made engagement rings.
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^ White gold engagement rings .
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.Both men and women wear the wedding band on their right hand while engaged, and after they marry, they shift the rings to their left hands.^ Wedding rings have been worn by men and women right back through the centuries.
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^ Engagement rings, wedding rings, diamonds, diamond rings and wedding bands.
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^ This ring can be interchanged with a variety of wedding bands.
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.In the modern era, some women's wedding rings are made into two separate pieces.^ Mynhardts diamonds are specialists in the custom design & manufacture of hand made jewellery, diamond engagement, anniversary rings & wedding bands in white or yellow gold & platinum.
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^ Wedding rings have been worn by men and women right back through the centuries.
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^ We offer a large selection of inexpensive engagement wedding rings for both men and women at discount prices.

.One part is given to her to wear as an engagement ring when she accepts the marriage proposal, and the other during the wedding ceremony.^ Engagement rings, wedding rings, diamonds, diamond rings and wedding bands.
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^ When buying engagement rings, one can get confused on what to buy.

^ This engagement ring is presented by a man to his beloved spouse after she accepts the marriage proposal.
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.When worn together, the two rings look like one piece of jewellery.^ We love looking at our ring together.
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^ Heidi Montag's first engagement ring from Spencer Pratt (unfortunately it seems like she'll get a second one from him) was a large sapphire.

^ We may not be able to make you into a royal princess, but you will feel like one with a princess cut diamond engagement ring.
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Engagement parties

.Some engagements are announced at an engagement party, traditionally hosted by the bride's parents.^ A: Most engagement parties are hosted by the parents of the bride as a form of announcing the engagement of their daughter.
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^ Q: Who should host the engagement party?
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^ Traditionally this party was hosted by the parents of the bride, usually at their home.

.These parties are given in the family's usual style of entertainment.^ Engagement Party Invitations A contemporary look with a vintage style, these classy invitations are uniquely designed for an engagement party or a couples' wedding shower.
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^ Home Style Weddings Showers and Parties Engagement Parties Throwing an Engagement Party -- Celebrating Your Engagement With Family and Friends Most Popular Latest Articles Add to: .
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^ Home Style Entertaining Personal Occasion Parties Planning an Engagement Party> Most Popular Latest Articles Add to: .

.Traditionally, engagement parties were normal parties at which a surprise announcement of the engagement was made by the father of the bride to his guests.^ This gives guests who'd like to purchase a gift for you for any prewedding parties -- including engagement parties, showers, or brunches -- some guidance when buying.
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^ Guests might be told that the couple has something important to announce if the words Engagement Party arent to be used outright.
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^ Surprise your bride-to-be with the classic one-band-one-gemstone look of the solitaire engagement ring.

.Therefore, it is not a traditional gift-giving occasion, as none of the guests were supposed to be aware of the engagement until after their arrival.^ This gives guests who'd like to purchase a gift for you for any prewedding parties -- including engagement parties, showers, or brunches -- some guidance when buying.
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^ This tradition is still alive in some cultures, although the significance of giving any engagement ring never changes.

^ The fact that you're registered doesn't mean that guests must buy a gift from your registry; it simply gives them options...
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.In modern times, engagement parties often celebrate a previously publicized engagement.^ Decorate an engagement party in classic black and white for the sophisticated, celebrating couple.
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^ Is it appropriate to register in time for our engagement party?
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^ The typical format of the engagement invitation consists of the names of the couple, the invitation to the engagement, the day, time and venue of the engagement party and an RSVP card and address.

.Whether presents are given at these engagement parties varies from culture to culture.^ These romantic diamond engagement rings symbolize your past, present and future.
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^ Engagement Party Invitations A contemporary look with a vintage style, these classy invitations are uniquely designed for an engagement party or a couples' wedding shower.
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^ A: Proper engagement party etiquette dictates that the engagement party be held (1) After the couple is officially engaged and (2) Only when both of the couple can be present.
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.Many couples do not have an engagement party, and instead use other ways to inform their friends of the upcoming nuptials.^ And they can use them in other ways in their lives.

^ When couples, make the commitment to wed, many families choose to throw engagement parties for the bride- and groom-to-be that not only help celebrate the event, but may also be a way to announce the engagement.

^ You make the visitor engagement metric actionable the exact same way you make any other metric actionable — by conducting careful analysis and making recommendations.

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Wiktionary

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Noun

Engagement n. (genitive Engagements, plural Engagements)
  1. (hiring of an artist) engagement
  2. commitment

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Simple English

Engagement can mean:

  1. A promise made by two people to marry, before becoming husband and wife at their marriage.
  2. Having a job to perform work, or possibly music or other entertainment. (This is sometimes called a "gig".)
  3. To take part or be busy in something.

Marriage

An engagement is an agreement or promise to marry, and also refers to the time between proposal and marriage. During this time, a couple is said to be affianced, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. An engagement can be seen by witnesses to confirm their marriage

A fiance is the man a woman is engaged with. A fiancee is the woman a man is engaged with.

Work

A work engagement is being hired to perform a job, usually a brief or single-event one, such as a party or public event. A performance engagement or "gig" usually means a single-event entertainment job, such as musician, clown, dancer or other performance. (A "running engagement" is a steady job of this kind.)



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