What is the difference between an engagement ring and a wedding ring? Is there even a difference?
What is an engagement ring?
An engagement ring is a ring generally present to one member of a couple when the other asks for their hand in marriage.
What is a wedding ring?
A wedding ring is a ring given to a spouse on the day of the wedding, often exchanged during the wedding vows.
What is the difference between an engagement ring and a wedding ring?
Traditionally, an engagement ring is presented to the bride when the groom proposes and features a large gemstone. Engagement rings are generally more stylish and expensive. It may be easier to think of a wedding ring as a wedding band. Wedding bands are normally much simpler in design and meant to compliment the engagement ring. For men, the wedding ring is his wedding band and given by the bride on their wedding day.
Wedding bands are worn underneath the engagement ring and can be designed to compliment the style of the engagement ring; many engagement rings and wedding bands can be purchased together. Some wedding bands are often soldered to the engagement ring after marriage to make it one large ring that is easy to wear.