Marriage is traditionally still the ultimate way to show your love to the world and to seal it for eternity. When two people pledge their devotion to each other it often involves a ring. However, more and more couples choose to get married without a ring. After all, there are many alternatives.
A wedding ring is still regarded by many as the ultimate symbol of eternal love. Its circular shape represents unity and harmony. But are wedding rings obligated? Not at all! You can also choose other symbols of eternal love. Keep reading and find out about our 5 alternatives to seal your love without a wedding ring.
Why would you prefere not to have an engagement ring or wedding ring?
There are many alternatives to an engagement ring or wedding ring that are more suited to the love you share. You may have your own reasons for not wanting a traditional wedding ring, such as:
- You don’t like wedding rings.
- Your job does not allow you to wear a ring.
- You consciously choose not to have a wedding ring, but something else.
- You may be allergic to metal.
- You just cannot get used to wearing a ring.
If a wedding ring does not suit you for one of these or any other reason, there are many other ways to show that you love each other and belong together forever. The most obvious alternative is to wear your wedding ring as a pendant on a necklace. It does, however, diminish the symbolism behind the ring and there are many other alternatives that are more original than this one. Here are our 5 best options for you:
1. Carry your love with you in memorial jewellery
Our memorial jewels can be used to keep ashes of a loved one, but they are also the ideal way to cherish your love for each other. You can put a lock of each other’s hair in it or some sand from the beach where you met for the first time. This way, you carry a little piece of each other or a shared memory with you.
2. Fingerprint near your heart
What do you think of the idea of sealing your love with a necklace holding your partner’s fingerprint? Or both your fingerprints? This way you always carry your loved one close to your heart. You are always connected to each other, wherever you are. Of course, you can also replace the fingerprint with another symbol.
3. A wedding bracelet with a personal touch
If you do not like wearing a necklace, why not try to wear another piece of jewellery, like a bracelet? You can have a handwritten message engraved into the bracelet or the date and coordinates of the place where you proposed. You will have a unique piece of jewellery with a personal message that only you and your partner know about.
Would you like to know more about original engravings in engagement jewellery and/or wedding rings? Find out in our blog about original engravings.
4. A diamond as an engagement present
Give your partner a diamond when you propose, of course with a traditional genuflection. For the wedding day, you can have the diamond set into a jewel of your own choice and taste. This way you can never go wrong as your partner will select a ring that suits him/her best for the diamond of your choice. Remember: diamonds are forever, just like your love.
5. Show your love with earrings
How about pledging eternal devotion to each other through minimalist, timeless earrings? Have them engraved with your and/or your partner’s fingerprint or initials and you will always be together. You can wear those earrings every day as they go with any outfit.