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WEDDING Rings For Couples: A SYMBOL With a lot of significance

A wedding is a day of celebration rich in symbolism and tradition. Certain traditions from the past have been discarded or rediscovered in the course of time, while others remain firmly tied to the solemn ritual of wedding.

The exchange of wedding bands is one of the most significant and emotional moments in the wedding.

In a handshake The two spouses vow one another a lifetime of love in front of family and friends and make their vows official by gifting each another an engagement ring.



But what symbolism is hidden behind these golden rings? Why is this time so rich in meaning?

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Faith is derived from the Latin word "fidem" which translates to "trust". The etymological significance speaks for itself. The wedding ring is the most important element of marriage. When the rings are exchanged couples swear to each the other that they will continue to be respectful, loving, and esteem.

Even the earliest civilizations used wedding rings as a symbol for marriage. The ring was worn by barbarians, Egyptians and Greeks as a symbol for the union of faith and love. In Roman times, rings made of iron, were used to seal the vows of weddings of young couples.

The wedding ring began to take on the look and meaning we are familiar with today in the 16th century. It was in this period that wedding rings were forged in yellow gold, which has been a symbol of eternity for the Catholic faith.

Etiquette

According to the etiquette rules, the groom should pay for the wedding rings or offer them as a present by witnesses. Then, the rings are given to the male witness of the groom who is responsible for taking them to where the ceremony will be held. At that point, the rings are placed on a beautiful ring pillow are handed over to the page boys and bridesmaids who will be accompanied by the bride in the wedding march.

The tradition says it's bad luck for the bride to wear rings prior to her wedding, and also to purchase both the wedding band and the engagement rings at the same time.

Left ring finger

Have you ever thought about why the wedding ring should be placed on the left ring finger? There's a romantic explanation that is connected to this custom. According to a popular belief, it is believed that the "vena amoris" (the vein of love) is a vein that runs through the left ring finger, beginning at the hand's finger and ending at the heart.

In actuality, the wedding ring is not always on the left ring-finger. In some countries in Northern Europe, such as Serbia and Poland, the wedding rings are worn on the right. In the past, wedding bands were worn on the thumb in England. Even today, in a lot of Latin American countries, wedding rings are placed on the ring fingers of the right hand.

Traditions, ancient beliefs and symbols: wedding rings are rings filled with promises and expectations, as well as meaning. The symbol of pure, sincere love and a living reminder of a promise.

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