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Difference Between An Engagement Ring And A Wedding Ring

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I’m Niki, the founder and designer of Enji Studio Jewelry. We’re a sustainable luxury jewelry brand based in beautiful north county San Diego.

at Enji we’re on a mission to bring you meaningful, modern, ethical design that shows off your style, honors the journey of your life, and reflects your values. We craft each piece for you in our Carlsbad studio bringing new life to recycled gold and silver and using only FairTrade and ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones.

Enji was founded in 2014. We take steps toward positive change in our industry by practicing ethical sourcing and manufacturing and giving back to the local and global community. We create our pieces for everyday wear.

Enji is about modern, minimal design that is made ethically and sustainably and gives back to the community. As creators and consumers, our choices now have a global impact. This is why we consider how things are made to be important and this to be part of our responsibility as a business and global citizen. As a designer and jeweler, I only work with suppliers that share this view. This is why we make all of my pieces using only recycled gold and silver, ethically sourced and fairtrade stones, chains and findings that are made in the USA and Italy, and packaging and marketing materials made using recycled paper and clothing.

Niki is a GIA Graduate Jeweler. She was awarded the 2016 Halstead Grant Award and 2014 Windgate Fellowship Award by the Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design. She has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States and Europe and her work can be seen in the pages of Glamour UK, Basic, Evening Standard, National Jeweler, and more. To see her one of a kind art pieces and CV check out nikigrandics.com

Enji is about modern, minimal design that is made ethically and sustainably and gives back to the community. As a designer and jeweler, I only work with suppliers that share this view. We make all of my pieces using only recycled gold and silver, ethically sourced and fair mined stones, chains and findings that are made in the USA and Italy, and packaging and marketing materials made using recycled paper.

As a member of Ethical Metalsmiths, we hope to be among the first movers bringing transparency and sustainable practices into the luxury fashion jewelry world. Ethical Metalsmiths and Fairmined gold and gems.  All our pieces are made in our studio in San Diego and we use low-impact, environmentally conscious studio practices to lessen our footprint. 

We take steps toward positive change in our industry by practicing ethical sourcing and manufacturing, because it’s important. To us, to you, to the women and men who mined the stones we use to create our pieces. We also donate a portion of each sale to organizations that help empower women locally and globally and work to end domestic violence and human trafficking because that’s part of the future we want to see.

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Difference Between An Engagement Ring And A Wedding Ring

Niki Grandics

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Getting engaged is a huge step to take in your life and everything about it requires the utmost detail. But being a newly engaged person can also be confusing and difficult to navigate on your own. One of the most interesting questions that we hear all the time is about a tradition that started many years ago. The engagement ring, still one of the most important part of a proposal, often gets confused with a wedding ring. But we believe both rings should receive the acknowledgement they deserve.

Engagement Ring

To fully understand the engagement ring, it is important to look at how it got its name.

The engagement ring first got its name in 1947, when the De Beers company launched its classic slogan, "A Diamond is Forever." This campaign was meant to boost diamond sales by encouraging men to give women a diamond ring during a proposal. Today it is a tradition when a person pledges their undying love to another to present them with a diamond ring.

Back in the old days, engagement rings were meant to also symbolize that the fiancé was financially secure and had more than enough wealth to take care of his wife. Although that is not true today, engagement rings continue to be expensive and extravagant. Usually consisting of a valuable gemstone and precious metals. The bride to be is also expected to wear her ring for the duration of her engagement until her wedding day. Men, or the person who proposed, is not expected to wear an engagement ring.

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Wedding Ring

Wedding rings on the other hand, are usually smaller in size and not as extravagant as an engagement ring. These are the rings that are usually exchanged at the wedding ceremony. A brides wedding ring will be like a band and is usually suggested to be worn at the base of the ring before the engagement ring. However, many brides decide to wear either both or one to symbolize her marriage.

Men do have wedding rings but are usually precious or alternative metals like titanium or cobalt or include smaller gemstones. Unlike the bride, their wedding rings are usually bands and are made to match the brides band. However, there is no universal rule that says it must be that way.

Wedding rings often contain an engraving on the inside such as the date of marriage or some short phrase with a special meaning to the couple.

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