wedding rings. Saturday , March 25th , 2017 - 02:53:44 AM
The distinctive marquise shape is believed to have originated in 18th century France under the rule of King Louis XIV, when he supposedly commissioned a new shape to mimic his mistresss sultry smile. The resulting narrow oval with tapered, pointed ends was named for that mistress, the Marquise de Pompadour. Today, the marquise diamond shape is a classic option for couples interested in a stunning stone but who dont want the traditional and sometimes predictable round brilliant shape. Because of their elongated shape, marquise diamonds may also be called boat-shapes or navette diamonds.
The differentiation comes in the part wherein it is mentioned that Richard Joyce was freed from slavery because of the orders issued by William III of England to free all the British subjects. The Moorish goldsmith was extremely fond of Richard Joyce and he also offered him his daughter's hand in marriage along with a significant portion in his wealth. But Richard refused the offer and went back to Claddagh, where he started his own jewelry business, fell in love, and made the first Claddagh ring for his beloved. Some say that he made the ring to celebrate his return to his homeland, symbolizing his love and loyalty towards his country.
The most popular tradition of donning the ring on the fourth finger of the left hand started a long time ago because it was believed that it was connected to the vena amoris, also called the veia d'amore or the "vein of love" - the very vein that supposedly ran directly from the left ring finger to the heart. Hence, the tradition of wearing the ring on the finger that was believed to be in direct connection to the heart - the organ associated with love.
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