Engagement and wedding rings are worn on the fourth finger of the left hand because it was once thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.
The average engagement period is 17 months, which is up from 16 months in 2002 and 11 months in 1990.http://www.pondsideministries.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=3235&action=edit
74% of all brides receive a diamond engagement ring. Of those, 60% are involved in picking out their ring, while 3% actually pick it themselves.
In the symbolic language of jewels, a sapphire in a wedding ring means marital happiness.
A pearl engagement ring is said to be bad luck because its shape echoes that of a tear.
Aquamarine represents marital harmony and is said to ensure a long, happy marriage.
Men started wearing wedding rings more often when WWII was going on, as they wanted a remembrance of their wives left behind and a connection symbol
Seventeen tons of gold are made into wedding rings each year in the United States!