Have you ever heard of this? Or heard of anyone doing this? Some men are now wearing engagement rings just the same as their future partner. Actually 5% of men of engaged men are wearing them now.
It is difficult to pinpoint this origin of this little-known piece of jewelry, but it certainly predates the 21st century; but never caught on in the jewelry industry. Even a groom’s wedding band wasn’t given until the 1940’s and 50’s.
This cultural trend may catch on to the other 95%, or stay popular to a select few. What do you think about a man wearing a “man-gagement” ring? Share your thoughts on our Facebook page or website!
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Because purple is considered a regal color, royalty has made much use of the stone. For instance, the Sovereign’s Orb and the Royal Sceptre of the British crown jewels contain amethyst.
Amethyst is the most expensive form of quartz. While other stones, like diamonds, come in a variety of shades, a stone has to be purple to be considered a real amethyst.
It is also supposed to bring its owner happiness and courage.
Garnet is derived from the Latin word “granum” meaning “grain”. This refers to the typically rounded shape of Garnet and also reminiscent of the seeds of the pomegranate. Garnets have been widely known for thousands of years. Even Noah, it is reported, used a lantern from garnet in order to safely steer his Ark through the darkness of the night. Although the color red occurs most frequently, there are also garnets showing different shades of green, pale to bright yellow, blue, blue-green, fiery orange and fine earth- and umbra-shades.
The excellent hardness of 7 to 7.5 on the Mohs’ scale explains why these gemstones are so excellent to wear. Garnets are quite sturdy and resistant to everyday wear and tear, and uncomplicated to work into jewelry. Garnet is the January birthstone.