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Couple Rings - A SYMBOL With a lot of significance

A wedding is a ceremony rich in symbolism and tradition. Certain ancient traditions were discarded or rediscovered as time passes, while others remain strongly rooted to the solemn rite of wedding.

The exchange of wedding rings is among the most significant and emotional moments in a wedding.

In a handshake Couples swear to each other a lifetime love before their family and friends. They swear their vows by gifting each another a ring.



But what symbolism is hidden behind these golden rings? Why is this moment so important?

THE Couple Jewelry Sets

The term faith comes from the Latin "fidem" which means "trust" The etymological meaning of the word already speaks clearly. The wedding ring represents the essence of marriage. When the rings are exchanged, the spouses promise to each one another that they will respect, love and respect.

Even the oldest civilizations utilized wedding rings to symbolize marriage. The barbarians, Egyptians and the Greeks utilized the rings as a symbol of the union of faith and love. In Roman times, rings, made of iron, sealed the vows of weddings of young couples.

The wedding ring began to take its shape and significance we associate with it in the 16th century. In the time of the Renaissance wedding rings were created of yellow gold. The metal has always been a symbol of eternality in the Catholic faith.

Etiquette

According to etiquette Wedding rings must be purchased by the groom, or given as a gift to the witnesses. Then, the rings are handed over to the male witness of the groom who is responsible for bringing them to the place where the wedding will take place. The bridesmaids, page boys, and bridesmaids will then be entrusted with rings placed on a beautiful cushion for the ring. They will lead the bride on the wedding march.

Furthermore, according to custom, it's bad luck to wear a ring prior to the wedding and to purchase the engagement ring and wedding bands simultaneously.

Left ring finger

Have you ever thought about why the wedding ring has to be worn on the left ring finger? This tradition has a romantic explanation. According to a popular legend, the "vena amoris", or vein of love, runs through the left ring-finger, starting at the finger on the hand, and ending directly at the heart.

In real life, the wedding ring does not always sit on the left ring-finger. In some countries in Northern Europe, like Serbia and Poland the wedding rings are worn on the right. In England, in the past wedding rings were worn on the thumb. Even today, in a lot of Latin American countries, wedding rings are placed on the fingers of the right hands.

Traditions, ancient customs and symbols wedding rings are filled with promises expectations, meaning and significance. It is a symbol of pure, genuine love. It also serves as an ongoing reminder of the promise.

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