When it comes to love, nothing is too much or too expensive. Feelings are measured in the pulsating demonstrations of romance but also in many carats. And what could be more beautiful than a diamond shining ring? Hollywood stars compete with some of the most extravagant engagement rings, boosting sparkling huge gemstones.
Paris Hilton and Beyonce
In 2005, the famous party girl Paris Hilton received from her boyfriend at that time (so far has changed about five!) a beautiful engagement ring. The Greek businessman gave to his beloved blonde a jewel valuing no more and no less than 4.7 million dollars! The ring is inlaid with 24 carat diamonds…
Beautiful Beyonce received from Jay Z a true treasure. The engagement ring has been custom made at Lorraine Schwartz’s workshops so it is unique: a platinum jewelry with a luxurious 18-carats diamond attached, with a price approximated at 5 million dollars.
Mariah Carey and Eva Longoria
A diva like Mariah Carey could not have worn on her finger anything else but an extremely valuable ring! And since living with a woman of her rank is never easy nor cheap, Nick Cannon had to take out of pocket about 2.5 million dollars. But it looks like it worth the pain, since it has a stunning design as inlaid with hundreds of precious diamonds…
Eva seemed to have won the lottery when Tony Parker basketball player bought her a 500.000 dollars engagement ring with a huge diamond on it. Too bad that their marriage did not last. But who knows, maybe Eva will receive an even more special engagement ring the next time.
Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen
The supermodel Heidi Klum has a beautiful family with Seal, and their love seems to increase from one day to another. Naturally, he had to prove his love by spoiling her with a gorgeous gold wedding ring adorned with an awesome diamond colored in lemon yellow. The cost of 150.000 dollars was nothing as what they have is truly priceless.
And on pretty much the same level is Gisele Bundchen, whose husband recently put on her finger a 10 carats diamond wedding ring of approximately 145.000 dollars. I guess that some of us will never know that feeling.
All of the above are just a few examples, while the life of celebrities is way more glamorous, diamonds are placed on fingers and soon after taken off and there is always a how news about an engagement and a breath taking wedding ring. We can only dream about it, but even so it is a pleasant experience.
Rumors say that women are more attracted to married men and once they see a band on a guy’s finger, their heels light up and they simply want to have it. But is it really how things work? Let's analyze a little bit the situation.
In favor of this theory there are even some specialists, who claim that women, constantly looking for financial and emotional stability, seem to believe that a married man can offer them all these much easier than a bachelor. There is even a saying that good men are pretty much like parking spaces, meaning already taken – you can read it married.
The truth is that adults who failed to have a serious relationship for a long time get involved in new relationships with the inevitable prejudice – what is wrong with this person that is still single even at this age. But doesn’t the one who has such thoughts omit to introduce himself in the equation as well, like another person unable to have a serious commitment?
However, this is just one side of the story. Some people indeed believe that a married person has some generally appreciated qualities. Others are simply excited by the chase, the temptation of having something or rather someone belonging to another woman, a forbidden fruit. And there are also women who simply fall in love with a married man for the way he is.
In addition to all these, there are approximately just as many men who hit married women, and no one seems to be making so much fuss about it. Sexual harassment, mainly at the work place, seems to have more female victims, which shows us that men put even more pressure on women, many of them married.
Under such circumstances, once again, are we fair while insisting on the idea that women hit on married guys? We would say it's not.
We live the times as they are and we seem to put etiquettes faster then we should. After all, this particular dilemma does not really have too much relevance as there are many other thoughts that deserve much more for us to sleep on them.
Let both women and men to hit on whoever they want. Where is true love, commitment and high personal standards, outside pressures should not be able to make a difference. If a marriage is meant to last and those involved in it take things into seriously, no one else will be able to break it.
So instead of wasting time with such worries, we may be focusing on how to make relationships in general to be more durable and sincere.
Despite the well known controversy on the topic of introducing the rings, apparently forbidden by the Bible, into the religious wedding ceremony, most couples choose to exchange rings on their wedding day. However, you might not have known that some of them are not experiencing it for the first time, as they have already decided to wear the rings prior to that special moment.
Now you might be asking yourself whether is it normal, is it ethical, does it kills the romance and the special significance of offering them in front of the altar and so far. And what would be the point in wearing something that shows you are married before actually being married?
But do we have to make such a debate from this simple issue? While having and wearing wedding rings is optional, meaning that a priest will not refuse officiating the service in case you do not want to bring a ring set, why should this optional thing be surrounded by such specific boundaries?
Some lovers are simply too anxious and cannot resist until they tie the knot. They when together at shopping, they have chosen together the wedding rings, or maybe they had them custom made and they ask themselves “ Why wait? “. So they start wearing them as soon as they make the payment, experiencing even just on a symbolic level the feeling of a higher commitment.
Nevertheless, besides this attitude, that does not deserve to be criticized in any way, there is another reason why some couples choose their wedding bands before actually getting married. And it makes a practical and even less possible to argue explanation. They have ordered some very special wedding rings, which cost them a smaller or bigger fortune, and they want to make sure that the rings are perfect for their needs. They want to see how it feels to wear them, how does they face their daily activities, whether they need to be resized or not and even if they want their money back or ask for changes before the wedding.
As we have evolved and general social conceptions have become more flexible, weddings, like many other issues of our lives, have broken patterns. This particular aspect put under scrutiny here shows, once again, that when it comes to weddings, couples enjoy more and more freedom as time passes, which is not a bad thing at all. So feel free to do whatever you want and whenever you want with the rings you have bought for your own wedding and that you have paid with your own money. Everything is really that simple leaving no room for criticizing.