What History Tells Us About Wedding Rings
Without Beginning, Without End
Some historians share that the first recorded marriage rings date back to the days when early man tied plaited circlets around the Bride’s wrists and ankles to keep her spirit from running away.
Near 3,000 BC, Egyptians originated the phrase, “without beginning, without end” in describing the significance of the wedding ring. These rings were made of woven hemp which constantly wore out and needed replacement.
- The Romans originally used iron. Today we use gold to symbolize all that is pure.
- Diamonds were first used by Italians who believed that it was created from the flames of love.
- In some European cultures, the wedding ring is worn on the left hand, and the wedding ring is worn on the right hand.
- Prior to the 5th century, the ring finger was the index finger. Later, it was believed that the third finger contained the “vein of love” that led directly to the heart.
Today the wedding ring is worn on the left hand finger as it is closest to the heart.
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