Wedding rings – An important tradition
Do you know the history and meaning of wedding rings? Yes, of course, the wedding rings represent togetherness and they are a symbol of marriage.
Wedding rings are an important part of the wedding celebration. Almost three thousand years before Christ the exchange of rings symbolized the marriage in Egyptian civilization. It was a circle, a figure without beginning or end, the ring, a symbol representing the eternal togetherness and love. Then it did not matter if the ring that a man gave his new wife was made of hemp, leather, bone, ivory or metal. The significance of the ring ceremony was that he handed over the responsibility for the home and his belongings to the woman. The circular shape of the ring is also associated with the sun and the earth, its fullness and perfection just as a couple sharing the good and bad moments of life.
Wedding rings – A tradition
It was in Greece, three centuries before Christ, when it became popular to place the wedding ring on the fourth finger on the left hand. It was believed that a blood vein called the vein of love was connected directly from that finger to the heart. Romans and Christians preserved the tradition until today. Few traditions have been preserved so intact through history as wedding rings.
In its pagan beginning, this tradition also requires a sexual connotation: penetration, symbolized at the time of placing the ring on the finger.
The wedding’s most important part
The exchange of rings represents one of the most important moments of the wedding, the symbolic gesture promising to wear the rings the rest of life often produces some delicate tears of mixed happiness and nostalgia of all those present. Therefore, the choice of rings is also a very special moment. At Rings of Sweden we know that it’s hard to choose the right ring, so we always recommend the couple to read our buying guide to find the perfect wedding ring, the ring that best represents them and their love. There are so many types, prices, shapes and materials. In our assortment you will find rings of white gold, yellow gold, black gold, with shiny and matte finish, diamond rings, etc. Many couples give their wedding rings a personal touch by engraving their names, dates or words that are special to them. The latest and most original way of promising eternal love is to decorate the rings with each other’s fingerprints. Fingerprints are unique, just like love all stories are. Explore our collection of beautiful rings HERE!!