The wedding festivities will end in a day but the wedding ring will stay with you forever. It will refresh the memories of your special day. Your wedding ring will remind you that you are committed to your life partner forever.
Did you wonder why wedding rings are bought with a lot of excitement, long before the ceremony?
It is not only a ring but a ubiquitous symbol for a unity of partners. Moreover, with so many options in the market, selecting the best ring could be a tricky decision.
“A 2017 research by a wedding trends website stated that couples reviewed 26 rings before finalizing their ring. Also online shopping did not provide a special touch as compared to going to your local Jeweler.”
While you are imagining about the several designs of a wedding ring, here is a brief history on how wedding rings gained importance with time.
Wedding rings and their history
The first recorded exchange of wedding rings happened in ancient Egypt and dates back to more than 3000 years. Decades ago, when metals were not discovered, couples presented each other with braided rings of hemp or reeds. As the material was fragile for an everlasting gift, couples shifted to leather, bone, and ivory.
The transit to metal rings for a wedding started in Rome. In Ancient Rome, the groom would present his bride with an iron ring, which is the origin of today’s metal wedding bands. The durable material symbolized strength and permanence. It is believed that the Romans were the first to have their rings engraved.
Moving further, let us understand the ritual of wearing the wedding ring on the fourth finger-
Wedding rings and their placement
The reputation of the fourth finger as the ‘ring finger’ dates back to 1549.
Wedding rings could be a plain band or an elaborate design. Married couples declare their commitment to each other by wearing the ring exchanged during the wedding ceremony. Further, wedding rings are commonly worn on the fourth finger irrespective of the design or the origin. Whether it is Britain, Rome or Greek, the tradition of placing the wedding ring on the fourth finger prevails.
Do you know why?
‘vena amoris’ is the vein of love – The Romans and the Greeks believed that the fourth finger of the left hand contains ‘vena amoris’ also known as the vein of love and hence the fourth finger of the left hand is the best spot to interlock soulmates with a wedding ring.
Wedding rings are special, unique and a never-ending circle of love
Ever wondered why choose a ring to express your love?
A wedding band is an unbroken and never-ending circle to signify the boundless love. It is a symbol of commitment and completeness. Like a circle has no beginning and no end, the love for one another is endless, perfect and forever.
Wedding rings – a promise of lifelong love
Wedding rings are special because they are exchanged and worn with love. They are a message to the world that both the wearers are committed to each other and complement each other yet also being honored as individuals. It is a visible reminder of the promises made to each other and the sworn wedding vows.
Wedding rings – the first step of the journey ahead
Wedding rings as a symbol, capture the communal and the ceremonial aspects of a marriage. The ring exchange is the DECLARATION and the first step of a lifelong journey, where love will be sustained throughout.
So, what will you wear for your wedding? - a plain band, an engraved ring or a diamond-studded embellishment?
The style and specifications of wedding rings change from culture to culture. However, the infinite love and commitment signified through wedding rings remain constant.
Undeniably, wedding rings are a couple’s choice for how they wish to reveal their story to the world. And taking this into consideration, we at Sona Jewelers entwine your jewelry with the finest of materials and tremendous care. Our in-house collection combines the best of materials imported from prominent countries around the world. We maintain the highest quality standards and engage skilled jewelry artisans who have an expertise in producing magnificent bridal jewelry.