You received an engagement ring from your fiance’ but have you wondered what it means? Engagement rings and wedding bands represent many things in many cultures. The most common meaning is Love, Commitment, Fidelity, Honour and Eternity. After all it is an endless metal band around your finger.
They say the wedding ring dates back to Egyptian hieroglyphics on the walls of Egyptian tombs, which were translated by archaeologists. 2000 years ago, Asian puzzle rings were commonly used as wedding bands. It’s said that sheiks and sultans required each of their wives to wear one as a pledge of fidelity while he was away.
Ancient Egyptians and Romans believed that the ring finger of the left hand follows the vein of love, which is connected to the heart. Isn’t it amazing that a single band of metal can symbolize eternal love having no beginning nor an end.
We all know your engagement ring will typically be found on your left ring finger (next to your pinky). But how will you wear them once you’re married? Traditionally, your wedding band will be placed on your ring finger first and then your engagement ring. The symbolism of this being your wedding band is the closest to your heart and a never ending circle of love.
While engagement rings and diamonds are beautiful and amazingly stunning, especially paired with a matching wedding band, the love that you have for one another is never ending and a ring is a symbol of that love.
Mary Homer – Fairy Tale Weddings & Events