Good to know

  1. 1. Engagement
  2. 2. Wedding
  3. 3. Morning Gift
  4. 4. Gold
  5. 5. Diamonds
  6. 6. Cubic Zircon
  7. 7. Ring size

1. Engagement

Engagement is a romantic promise between a man and a woman, to become a part of a marriage.

As a confirmation of the engagement you trade according to tradition rings with each other, and most common is plain gold rings. Gold rings with pattern is also common. You wear the ring on your left hands ring finger, and inside the ring you engrave her/his name and the date(for example. Anders 4/3/2005)

2. Wedding

At the wedding day, the woman get a second ring of the man. The traditional has been plain gold rings, but today many of us choose a so called Alliance Ring, which contains on or more framed stones, usually diamonds. Thereto both the man and the woman's name and date will be engraved inside the ring. For instance(Anders & Malin 5/27/2006). Some couple like to choose a ring for the man to, which he wear instead or together with the engagement ring. This engraved the same text but with the name in reversed order.

3. Morning Gift

Morning Gift is a traditional gift to the bride from the groom, in the morning the day after the wedding. The idea was, originally  that this gift should help the woman economically when the man passed away, but another purpose was that it worked as a price of the woman's virginity. It was even so up until 1920 that this gift was statutory. Today this gift has a more romantic sense, and consist of a beautiful jewelry. You will find many beautiful proposal to Morning Gifts under weddingshop.co and Morning Gift tab.

4. Gold

Gold is the wolds most coveted metal. For over 6000 years the human being have processed gold into jewelry. Gold that should become jewelry has to be alloyed. I.e. mixed with other metal's to become strong enough. This because of that gold is a soft and smooth metal. When the gold is alloyed with copper and silver it becomes red gold, and if you ad the metal palladium the gold become white, so-called white gold.

100% pure gold is the same as 24 carat(1000/1000) and it's called fine gold. When the fine gold get's alloyed the gold content decreases and 18 c gold correspond to 750 thousandths(750/1000). 14 c gold is 585 thousandths(585/1000). Gold that only contains one third of gold(8 carat) may not be allowed to be sold as jewelry in Sweden.

5. Diamonds

Diamond is the hardest of all minerals and is very rare. The quality is evaluated after four factors which is; carat, clarity, color and cut(the four C's).

The weight of the carat is what most of us know about, and 1 carat correspond to 0,2 g. Large diamonds is more rare than small ones, and is therefore much more expensive. Diamonds has also different kind of clarity's and smaller inclusions gives the diamond a finer luster. Most of the diamonds has a faint tint in yellow, brown or blue. Diamonds which has a real distinct color or are completely colorless is very rare which make them more expensive. In most cases white diamonds are used, which can be devised into different tints. When it comes to the cut of the diamond it could be done in several ways. The most common cut is the brilliant cut. We confirm that the diamonds that we are delivering in our alliance rings are NOT so-called conflict diamonds.

6. Cubic Zircon

CZ is not a diamond but a high-grade crystal produced by modern research. Jewelers and jewelry manufactures all over the world work with CZ in the same way as diamonds. Only professionals can see that CZ is not a diamond. CZ has almost the same light refraction and dispersion. CZ is without no doubt the most beautiful colorless stone after the diamond.

7. Ring Size

In Sweden we use mainly 2 different ring dimensions. Diameter(13 to 24 mm) and circumference(41 to 76 mm). At weddingshop.co you can order in both measure. It's good to think of when you try ring sizes, that your fingers size may vary. When it's warm the fingers gets little bigger than normal, also when you have been exercising  or carried something heavy, and they could be a little smaller when it's colder.

Note! Always use real ring dimensions when you measure your fingers, not with tape measure or ruler etc.

 
Table for ring size conversion

 

Ø
 EUR
UK/IRL/AUS
US/CAN
JAP
SCH
14
44.1
F
3
4
4.1
14.3
44.8
F ½
3.25
5
4.75
14.5
45.4
G
3.5
5.4
14.7
46.1
G ½
3.75
6
6
14.9
46.7
H
4
6.7
15.1
47.4
H ½
4.25
7
7.3
15.3
48
I
4.5
8
8
15.5
48.7
I0,5
4.75
8.6
15.7
49.3
J
5
9
9.3
15.9
50
J0,5
5.25
10
16.1
50.6
K
5.5
10
10.6
16.3
51.3
K0,5
5.75
11
11.2
16.5
51.9
L
6
11.9
16.7
52.6
L0,5
6.25
12
12.5
16.9
53.2
M
6.5
13
13.2
17.2
53.9
M0,5
6.75
13.8
17.3
54.5
M
7
14
14.5
17.6
55.2
M0,5
7.25
15.1
17.8
55.8
O
7.5
15
15.8
18
56.5
O0,5
7.75
16
16.4
18.2
57.1
P
8
17.1
Ø
EUR
UK/IRL/AUS
US/CAN
JAP
SCH
18.2
57.1
P
8
17.1
18.4
57.8
P0,5
8.25
17
17.7
18.6
58.4
Q
8.5
18
18.4
18.8
59.1
Q0,5
8.75
19
19
59.7
R
9
19
19.7
19.2
60.4
R0,5
9.25
20.3
19.4
61
S
9.5
20
21
19.6
61.7
S0,5
9.75
21
21.6
19.8
62.3
T
10
22.3
20.1
63
T0,5
10.25
22
23
20.2
63.6
U
10.5
23
23.6
20.5
64.3
U0,5
10.75
24.2
20.7
64.9
V
11
24
24.9
20.9
65.6
V0,5
11.25
25.5
21.1
66.2
X
11.5
25
26.2
21.3
66.9
X0,5
11.75
26
26.8
21.5
67.5
Y
12
27.5
21.7
68.2
Y0,5
12.25
27
28.1
21.9
68.8
Z
12.5
28
28.8
22.1
69.5
Z+1/2
12.75
29.4
22.3
70.1
Z+1
13
29
30.1

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