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The Beautiful Symbolism of the Engagement Ring

October 6, 2015

An engagement ring is an important symbol for two people to share. It is a Gabriel & Co. Bridal engagement ringsymbol of their  dedication, love, and commitment to each other. It is a symbol of the beautiful journey that two people embark upon when they decide to spend their lives together. Whether you choose a modern engagement ring or a more traditional ring, the ring will still represent the wonderful love that you share with your significant other. It is a symbol that will last a lifetime, and it will represent the beauty of your relationship to all of your friends, family, and co-workers.

The engagement ring is in the shape of a circle. The circle has deep meaning and symbolism because it has no end and no beginning, and it represents an infinite love that transcends this life. The circle is also a great symbol of how everything is connected and how two people are brought together in a beautiful and serendipitous way.

Gabriel & Co. Bridal engagement ringThe engagement ring is typically worn on the left finger. It is believed that the ancient Romans started this practice. The Romans believed that the left finger contained a vein that was directly connected to the heart, and they called it the “vena amoris” or the vein of love. Wearing the engagement ring on this finger became a symbol of the heart and the love that flowed between a married couple. In many countries, the ring is worn on the right hand. However, in the USA, it is still traditionally worn on the left.

There are many couples that choose to customize their engagement rings to infuse personal symbolism. For example, many engagement rings will include Celtic designs or engraved words to better represent the particular couple’s personal relationship. Other couples will choose birthstone engagement rings as opposed to the traditional diamond. There are many different ways to capture the beauty and elegance of the engagement ring while remaining unique.

Some of our most popular engagement ring collections at Cumberland Diamond Exchange are Gabriel and Co. Bridal, Sylvie Collection, Christopher Design, and Mark Schneider Design.

 Gabriel & Co. Bridal Engagement Ring Sylvie Christopher Design bloom
Gabriel & Co. Bridal Sylvie Collection Christopher Design
Mark Schneider Design


The engagement ring has a rich history, and it is deeply meaningful for many people. Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a wonderful way to begin a magical life-long journey with the love of your life. To have a look at a vast collection of engagement rings, please view our website. At Cumberland Diamond Exchange, we focus on providing the best engagement ring options to couples throughout the Atlanta area. If you like what is shown in our Featured engagement rings or want to see more, call (770) 434-4367 or come into our showroom to view all of our collections. We have infinite options of engagement rings, and the ability to create one-of-a-kind custom designed engagement rings.

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