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Debunking Six Myths About Wedding

Six Myths Still Circulating about Wedding Rings

People get misty-eyed when they see an impromptu proposal take place. There’s something special about engagements and weddings that makes people happy. You may notice even young children stopping to look at the display of wedding rings in the mall or online sites. What types of myths surround these lovely circles of love and is there any credence to the legends?

Avoid Shopping for Rings on Friday

Friday happens to be one of the most convenient days to go shopping. It symbolizes payday, the end of the workweek and the day that stores stay open later. What better time for a couple to shop for wedding or engagement rings? One myth suggests to look for the symbols of your love on any other day of the week, because Friday is considered an unlucky day. Perhaps it is a reflection of Friday the 13th.

Unresolved: Marriages certainly have their good and bad moments. It would be a shame to blame any problems on a Friday choice of rings. Choose Saturday through Thursday to go shopping and put any concern to rest.

Bigger is Better

A large diamond or other type of gem certainly draws a lot of attention. People rave about the ring and turn a person’s hand this way and that to see the jewel capture and refract the light. Is bigger really better?

Busted: The size of the stone is not the most important thing. Above all, the ring should suit the recipient’s lifestyle. What does the future bride like in the way of jewelry? It is a lot luckier to pick a ring with a gold band if that is what she likes because it shows the future groom has taken time to notice what she wears and prefers.

More than One Type of Stone Brings Trouble

Choose one particular type of gem for the rings and stay with it to avoid trouble in your marriage.

Busted: Mix and match opals with diamonds, sapphires with bezel and emeralds with tanzanite. If the bride will be wearing this ring day and night for the next 60 years or so, make it special to make the marriage last. This superstition may have started because jewels require different methods of cleaning and replacement.

Trading Up Is Bad Luck

Exchanging rings for an upgraded set will bring about the failure of your marriage.

Busted: Think about it. Many people marry before they have the money saved up to buy the set they really want to give. If you are trading up, it means the two of you have stuck together through good and bad times. This myth probably extends from the legend that taking off your wedding ring meant destroying the protection from evil spirits. Rejoice in the knowledge you are planning to continue your life together. That’s good luck!

Certain Stones Create Happy Marriages

Legend has it that including aquamarines or sapphires in the wedding set brings joy and a lasting marriage.

Busted: Getting your future wife or husband a ring with their favorite stone is a good step to the success of your marriage.

Gold is the Answer

Bad luck befalls the marriage secured with the exchange of rings not made from gold. Are sterling silver and platinum truly indicative of failed marriages?

Busted: Gold is beautiful and it has value. The Romans used iron to create wedding bands because it stood for strength. As mentioned above, select what your loved one favors to invite a lifetime of marital bliss.