Some modern women exuberantly defy tradition just because they can. However, even the most progressive feminists don’t exactly feel comfortable with the idea of proposing to a man. Only 10 percent of American women have boldly taken the lead in the ritual of proposing marriage.
Pop singer Pink made news headlines after proposing to her motocross boyfriend Carey Hart. She proposed to him by holding up a sign that said, "Will you marry me?" He saw the sign when approaching her as she stood on the sidelines of one of his motocross runs. At first, Hart thought she was joking. She knew he would think it was a joke, so she turned the sign over. The back of the sign said, "I'm not kidding." Fortunately, he accepted her proposal. Pink and her husband have been happily married for many years.
Women from Finland are advised to propose specifically on leap day because it is thought that this particular day will bring them good luck. Historically, if a man refused a proposal on leap day, he had to pay a fine. The fine was paid by providing enough fabric for the woman to make a skirt.
Queen Margaret of Scotland allegedly made a law in 1288 that allowed women to propose to men on leap day. However, there was a catch; the women were required to wear a red petticoat to warn the men of their intentions.
Engagement Rings for Men
Believe it or not, there are engagement rings specifically designed for men. When it comes to jewelry, most men tend to lean toward a more conservative look. The best way for a woman to go about getting an engagement ring for a man is to choose a custom design. This way, she can be sure that it will fit with his specific style. If he likes diamonds, they can be bought from a wholesale diamond seller for a an excellent price. Buying wholesale diamonds will help to make up for the extra expense of a custom engagement ring. Many wholesalers can help to design a ring that will suit the personal style of the intended groom.
Finding a wholesale diamond seller near you is a simple task. For instance, if you live in Los Angeles, type “certified diamonds Los Angeles” into the Google search bar. Read customer reviews online to gather information about wholesalers. Yelp has a helpful website that allows customers to post their experiences with all types of businesses. Reading these reviews will help you to make a decision on the wholesale diamond seller that is right for you.