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The history and traditions of Matching Rings: origins and meanings of love and commitment

Old-fashioned symbols of love and commitment to the future, rings used for marriage proposals weren't always as we have come to know them. They've evolved over time.

The wedding ring is, like the engagement ring, is a symbol of the eternal love and commitment that marks the union of the bride and groom during their wedding ceremony. The ring is placed on the left ring finger and will witness the vows and promises exchanged daily. What is the meaning of wedding rings? And where did this tradition originate?

The story behind wedding rings

The reed used in the past of Egypt

The wedding ring's history goes back to the beginning of Egypt and they were believed to be an oath of eternality due to their shape: the circle has no beginning or end. The Egyptians made rings from rushes or reeds that were woven. Similar to us, they put the ring on the ring finger on the left hand because they believed that a vein named "vena Amoris" (vein for love) was directly connected to their heart.

Iron during ancient Rome

To commemorate marriages, Romans took up the custom of the wedding ring... made of metal. Wedding rings were made of iron, a symbol of the strength and endurance of the union. Rings were also used as a token of friendship and affection.

Wedding ring traditions through the centuries

Bronze, silver and gold which alliance and for whom in the Middle Ages?

In the Middle Ages, wedding rings were often decorated with precious stones and engravings. Wedding rings of gold were reserved for the most affluent families, while those in the lower classes wore silver or bronze rings.

Renaissance design

In the Renaissance new styles and designs for wedding rings were introduced. The rings were often decorated with intricate designs and precious stones. Diamonds are often set in wedding rings to signify purity and eternal love.

The 20th century was the era of progress

In the 20th century the use of white and platinum wedding rings were popular. The designs became more simple and clean, reflecting the modernist trends of the day. Engagement rings that feature solitaire diamonds have also gained popularity.

Current wedding ring tradition

Wedding rings are available in a variety of different metals, styles and designs. The most precious metals such as gold, platinum and silver are the most popular, but titanium and tungsten wedding rings are also available. Designs vary from simple rings to intricate designs and gemstones. Certain traditions are still in place, such as exchanging wedding rings and wearing the ring left-handed.

The history and traditions of wedding rings are rich and varied that reflect the evolution of customs and beliefs over time. Wedding rings symbolize the bond of love, commitment and fidelity between two people and are an essential element of the ceremony. To select the ideal venue for your wedding, and to celebrate your love, don't be afraid to consult ABC Salles to discover the most affordable room rental deals in your region!


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