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Twig Engagement Rings to Love +
Why a Wedding Ring is Worn on the Fourth Finger

It’s the holiday season, I’m sipping on Peppermint Mocha, I have Christmas music on full blast here in the Emmaline Bride office, and there’s joy and love in the air. Ah, the holidays: a popular time of year for couples to get engaged. I mean, this week alone two of my friends got engaged – and it’s not even Christmas yet. If you’re thinking about popping the question soon – or you’re hoping to nudge him in the right direction with a gorgeous handmade engagement ring, today’s post is for you! We’re sharing some of our favorite twig engagement rings that are sure to put the sparkle in your season thanks to Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry. And, we’re also sharing the answer to an often wondered question: why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger. Oh, and if you are trying to drop a hint for the holidays, just leave the window open on your laptop… you never know. ;) Enjoy!

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

Twig Engagement Rings

Ah, this newest ring from the collection is ‘Pretty in Pink’. I adore the pearls…. what a fresh alternative to diamonds!

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

Ooh, a sapphire is another fresh alternative to a diamond engagement ring! Plus, it’s “something blue” for your wedding day.

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

This is one of my favorite twig engagement rings from her collection. It’s simple – yet oh-so-elegant.

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

And, see it paired with a matching twig wedding band…

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

This next ring in white gold is a bucolic setting with diamonds. Gorgeous!

twig engagement rings (by Barbara Michelle Jacobs) via Emmaline Bride

And, last but not least, a yellow diamond solitaire engagement ring with a rose cut. This one is quite the sparkler!

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

Why a Wedding Ring is Worn on the Fourth Finger

So, why is a wedding ring worn on the fourth finger? The ancient Romans believed the vein in the fourth or “ring” ringer of the left hand was the most direct path to the heart. This vein – called the “vena amoris” – is known as the vein of love. In early Christian ceremonies, the groom would take the ring and touch his bride’s thumb (“In the name of the Father”), then the index finger (“and the Son”), the middle finger (“and the Holy Ghost”), then “Amen” as he placed the ring on the fourth finger, which sealed the marriage. Another interesting fact is in many Jewish ceremonies, the wedding ring is placed on the index finger (believed to be the closest way to the heart), and is moved to the ring finger depending on the custom of where the bride lives.

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To see these rings, place an order, or view the entire collection, visit Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry and check out her blog here. Barbara Michelle Jacobs is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, too!

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Say “I Do” to Handmade Wedding Rings

You may have heard that a diamond lasts forever… but we think a handmade diamond or gemstone ring lasts forever + a day. We kid, we kid. If you’ve been an avid Emmaline Bride reader for awhile, you know we have a big ol’ heart for all things handmade. And, as you may have guessed, handmade wedding rings are no exception. If you are gearing up to pop the question, we recommend handmade wedding rings as an option.

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But why? …

4 Reasons Why You’ll Love Handmade Wedding Rings

1. made with love: each ring is made lovingly with two hands by an independent artisan,
2. custom: the ring can be customized to your liking, and
3. direct: your ideas can be communicated to the artisan directly
4. support: support the efforts of an independent artisan

While most jewelry stores’ inventory system relies on pre-made rings – which makes total sense for immediate buyers – it doesn’t offer the same flexibility or customization that makes handmade so unique. For instance, if your fiancee is a mountain-biking, rock-climbing, nature-loving babe, she may fall in love with a diamond ring featuring a nature-inspired twig finish on the band. Or, maybe your honey prefers the colorful pop of gemstones (the orangey one below is to. die. for.) versus traditional diamonds… there are plenty of handmade options available! We want you to be the judge… so, without further adieu browse some of the most beautiful handmade wedding rings we have ever seen below and let us know which one you love best:

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Aren’t they lovely? We couldn’t select a favorite, so we’re leaving that up to you!

To which # would you gladly say “I Do”? Tell us below!

More coming up soon!


-E.

RING BLING: Say I DO with WOW-worthy Rings

HAPPY FRIDAY, brides!  Hope you have tons planned this weekend (I know I do)!  If you thought JAW-DROPPING, WOW-WORTHY engagement rings were only found at jewelers and fancy-pants places downtown, think again!  Some of the most incredible, original, awe-inspiring engagement rings are handcrafted by artisans – like these pretties (above) by Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry.  When we discovered Barbara’s shop, we were floored.  These rustic, nature-inspired rings are something we’d only dreamed of (or heard about in fairytale dreamlands).  Check out the detailing – that’s handmade, honey!  You won’t find rings like these in chain stores.

But you WILL find them at shops like Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry, an EB Featured Artist!  Barbara creates some of the most awe-inspiring rings we have ever seen.  Her collection of engagement/wedding rings are especially beautiful, with nature-inspired details and sensational diamonds and gemstones.  In fact, everything is made from recycled gold and most of the diamonds are pre-owned – easy on our collective social conscience. Check out our mini-inspiration board featuring some of our hand-picked favorites!

Find more rings here and at Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry! xoxo