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This unexpected engagement accessory becomes a thing

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With things to do in the US in 2021, you’ve probably noticed that one of the things people are talking about again is weddings and how to plan one in this new era. But something that hasn’t gone away during the pandemic is engagements, and there is some news to report.

Lyst, the world’s largest global search platform, just released their 2021 wedding report. Among the insights into trending clothes and shoe styles is news of the rise of engagement watches. Lyst says you should “expect more fine watches and the rise of the engagement watch” (in 2021). On further investigation, we found reports that engagement watches date back to 2017 and coverage has really increased over the past year.

What is an engagement watch? It serves several purposes, for one, that women who choose to propose to their friends do so with a watch instead of a ring. Another reason is that women who receive an engagement ring sometimes reciprocate by giving their new fiancé a watch. Mr Porter put it this way: “At a time of increasing gender equality, should we not conduct all this engagement into dialogue rather than monologue and encourage women out there to express their engagement with a watch?” They add, “Just as the ring a man chooses for his wife reflects the way he perceives her, ideally by choosing the right ring that suits her personality, so the watch says she does in turn, chooses a lot about how she perceives the man she will spend her life with. ”

Engagement watches are still the exception rather than the norm, but if that’s what you’re into, here are some stunning options for both men and women.

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Melinda Martin