Diamonds have had a hard time in the court of public opinion lately. More and more people are opting for more unique alternatives, be it for moral, economic or simply taste reasons. For the jet-setting crowd and the internationally minded, engagement ring ideas inspired by travel can help couples find a ring that perfectly suits their taste and sets them apart from the crowd!
These are a traditional Irish wedding ring, and feature a heart, hands and crown. The heart stands for love, the hands for friendship and the crown for loyalty — the foundation of a strong relationship. Claddaghs are a great way to honor Irish heritage.
Simple Gold Rings
If you are looking for a way to include both you and your fiance in the ring-wearing tradition, a Nordic custom might be the perfect fit! In Nordic tradition, both parties wear a simple golden engagement ring. With lots of options for simple rings on Etsy, this can be a great, cost-effective option for the non-traditional U.S. couple.
Take a page from the Roman empire and find a ring with a key design. These rings used to be worn to signify that the wearer unlocked the heart of their beloved, and it’s a great callback for history lovers.
These intricately designed interlocking rings have been worn in Turkey and China, signifying the bond between those being married. Puzzle rings can be made from complementary medals or from a single type, with plenty of room for customization in the design.
Play with Stone
If you would rather find something that is closer to rings we know and love today but want something a little different, opt for a different stone. There is plenty to inspire this minor deviation, including color and stone type. Red has significance in Asian culture, while blue has meaning in Celtic tradition. A ruby or a sapphire are great ways to merge those customs with modern Western tradition.
The Guild House Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of Philadelphia, announced it officially launched its online booking platform in anticipation of its June 6 opening date. The Guild House Hotel will be housed in a historic landmark, The New Century Guild, previously used as a hub for education, entertainment and activism in the early 20thcentury.
Come one, come all to Washington, D.C., for an Instagramable foodie paradise. Each district of the city has a plethora of trendy restaurants to choose from, making it hard to decide where to grab a bite to eat. Grab your camera, put on portrait mode and snap some photos at these must-see spots.
Have you binge-watched one of Netflix’s hottest new shows, Bridgerton? If you have, you’re probably absolutely obsessed and can’t wait for season two to be released. A new experience from The Brazilian Court Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, just launched, inspired by this period drama, and fans can get their Bridgertonfix before the next season comes.