Wedding Rings

the History of Wedding Rings

People have discovered that wedding rings have a history of over 3000 years. Nowadays, wedding rings are more about expressing a sense of union and commitment. For many couples, after saying ‘I do’, their lives don’t change much. They will live together in the future and give birth to the crystallization of love – children. But this was almost unimaginable a century ago. In the past, weddings were a more practical occasion.

The Early History of Wedding Rings

Egypt Wedding Rings

The earliest drawing record of weddings, or at least the precursor to modern weddings, dates back to the scene of ring exchange in Egypt about 3000 years ago. According to ancient literature, couples exchanged rings made of reeds or tree branches as gifts. Later evolved into rings made of bones or ivory. These wedding rings are also very symbolic. The more expensive the material used for a wedding ring, the stronger the expression of love.
Archaeologists translated Egyptian hieroglyphs and interpreted this information as expressing complete commitment and eternal love. They see the holes through which their fingers pass as doors to the future. This symbolic meaning still applies to wedding rings today.

Although the gold wedding ring used to mean that both parties belonged to each other, it now symbolizes union, commitment, and unconditional love.

The ancient Greeks and Romans also associated wedding rings with a certain symbol. They wear wedding rings on the fourth finger of their left hand, which is believed to be the source of love. This should be a vein that goes directly to the heart. But now we know that this is anatomically incorrect.

Jeulia Celestial Sun & Moon Sterling Silver Ring Set
Jeulia Celestial Sun & Moon Sterling Silver Ring Set

Ring Sets were particularly popular in medieval England. Wedding ring set is composed of two rings that can be connected to each other. After the engagement, both the man and the woman wear one piece each. At the wedding, the man puts his own ring on the woman’s hand and combines the multi ring ring ring together again.
In many cultures, men did not wear wedding rings before the 20th century. This situation changed after World War I and World War II. Many soldiers wear wedding rings when they go to the front line, symbolizing their wives accompanying them.

Wedding rings and superstitions

Wedding rings are a tradition with a long history, influenced by superstition for many years. For example, you should not make any jokes about wedding rings, otherwise your life will encounter misfortune. A lady will never let others wear her wedding ring, even if it’s just a try. Superstition suggests that this can lead to infidelity in future spouses.

According to tradition, you cannot make jokes about wedding rings, nor can you let others wear your wedding ring.

Superstition on Wedding Day,You never want these things to happen on your wedding day:

Falling wedding rings: Superstition says that a couple must be extra careful when wearing wedding rings on their wedding day. If it is removed, it will lead to unconscious discord in the marriage. According to other myths, if a man takes off his wedding ring, he will die first.
Wedding ring stuck on the finger: If the wedding ring does not smoothly slide to the base of the bride’s finger, the bride will dominate the marriage. If the man successfully puts the wedding ring on the woman’s hand, then the man will take the lead.

Wedding rings from all over the world

Jeulia Halo Pear Cut Sterling Silver Ring
Jeulia Halo Pear Cut Sterling Silver Ring

In European countries, wedding rings are used for ornamental purposes. European countries decorate wedding rings with diamonds or other gemstones, and may also have inscriptions on them. In contrast, Israel’s wedding rings should be as simple as possible. Here, a wedding ring symbolizes purity.

In Arab countries, only women are allowed to wear golden wedding rings. Men can only wear rings made of simple metals such as steel. In Arab culture, men should be humble. So gold rings are not part of the tradition here.

In Western culture, a wedding ring symbolizes the union of two people, while in Arab culture, a wedding ring connects two families together.
Hindu weddings also use wedding rings for swearing in, but they are not worn on the hands. In Hinduism, a wedding ring is worn on the foot, specifically on the second toe.

The fingers used to wear wedding rings and engagement rings depend on your place of residence, religion, and cultural background. Islam does not exchange engagement rings. Christians usually wear engagement rings on their left hand and wedding rings on their right hand. This custom originated in ancient Egypt.

In Judaism, a wedding ring should be worn on the woman’s right index finger at the wedding. Then the woman moved it onto the ring finger of her left hand, and the man also put on the ring. Different approaches also apply in Asia. There are significant differences in customs between countries. In some Asian countries, people do not exchange wedding rings, but instead exchange other types of jewelry.

Why is marriage still important today?

Marriage marks a beautiful new chapter in your life. It will also change your life in different ways.

Economic advantage: Marriage is always advantageous for both spouses economically. It is also easier to take out loans after marriage. The inheritance right automatically belongs to the other party upon the death of one party.
Guarantee and authentication: Many couples consider a marriage certificate with a vow as an additional authentication of their mutual commitment. You can wear a wedding ring to express your eternal love for each other to the world.
The symbol of marriage: love and symbolism are obviously very important factors. In Belgium, same-sex couples have been able to officially get married since 2003. Most same-sex couples in the world get married in Belgium.

How to choose a custom wedding ring?

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Jeulia “Ever Us” Sterling Silver Personalized Photo Ring

Diamonds are very important in the history of wedding rings and engagement rings. Because diamonds are the hardest material in the world, they symbolize an unbreakable marriage. As early as the 17th century, couples began exchanging diamond wedding rings. Other gemstones also have a certain symbolic value and can add luster to your wedding ring, making it unique. Most importantly, you need to choose a wedding ring that is comfortable to wear.
For centuries, engraving characters on wedding rings has become a habit. You can specify to engrave it inside the ring, but some types of rings can also be engraved outside. Popular inscriptions include wedding dates, names of both parties, vows, or other symbols of love.

Why buy a wedding ring even if you don’t get married? ​

Jeulia Hug Me "Joyful Dolphin" Round Cut Sterling Silver Ring
Jeulia Hug Me “Joyful Dolphin” Round Cut Sterling Silver Ring

In the past, marriage had a different meaning than it does now. Nowadays, weddings are more of a symbolic occasion. Many people do not feel that they need a marriage certificate to express their love for each other. They may even wear wedding rings before getting married.

When two people find their true soulmates, they like to give each other a symbol of eternal love. They will definitely find a suitable ring in Jeulia wedding ring collection. You will definitely find the perfect wedding ring in our collection to express your eternal love.

Since the beginning of human history, weddings have had a high degree of symbolic significance. So, wedding rings must also have symbolic significance. Wedding rings represent union, loyalty, love, and commitment.

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Natural and Lab Diamond

The Difference of Natural and Lab Diamond?

Diamonds have always attracted people’s attention with their brilliant radiance and unique charm since ancient times. In the jewelry market, diamonds hold a crucial position. However, with the advancement of technology, laboratory cultivation of diamonds has gradually entered people’s vision. So, what is the difference between natural and lab diamond?

1. Different formation methods

Natural diamond are gemstones that are naturally formed in nature and require manual mining to obtain, while cultivated diamonds are artificially made by simulating the crystallization characteristics of natural diamonds using artificial methods to generate and manufacture diamonds. Its growth philosophy is to use small diamonds as “seeds” and simulate the growth environment of natural diamonds through technical means, allowing carbon atoms in the “nutrients” to gradually attach to the diamond seeds, thereby allowing the diamond seeds to grow into larger diamond crystals.

2. a value perspective

Although laboratory cultivated diamonds have the same chemical, physical, atomic, and optical properties as natural diamonds, their prices are often much lower due to their non natural formation characteristics. The formation of natural diamonds requires billions of years of geological processes, and its rarity and uniqueness give it extremely high value. And laboratory cultivated diamonds can be manufactured through specific processes in a relatively short period of time, so their prices are relatively low. This is also one of the main reasons why many consumers choose to cultivate diamonds in the laboratory.

3. Appearance quality

It is difficult to distinguish between laboratory cultivated diamonds and real diamonds under naked observation. Whether it is color, clarity, or cutting, laboratory cultivated diamonds can reach the same level as natural diamonds. However, when observed under a microscope, we may discover some subtle differences. For example, the crystal structure of diamonds grown in the laboratory may be more uniform, while natural diamonds may exhibit different textures and contents due to geological processes. In addition, the quality of diamonds cultivated in the laboratory can be better guaranteed through process control, while the quality of natural diamonds is influenced by various natural factors and difficult to predict.

4. The certificates are different

The certificate for cultivating diamonds will indicate that it was cultivated in the laboratory, and you can also check the laser inscription on the diamond waist to see what the certificate number is. Then, you can search for the certificate number on the websites of GIA, IGI, or GCAL to see if the diamond is natural or laboratory made.
In summary, there are significant differences between laboratory cultivated diamonds and real diamonds in terms of value, appearance quality, and significance. Consumers should weigh their needs and budget when choosing diamonds. Consumers who pursue uniqueness and cultural connotations, as well as those who value cost-effectiveness and fashion sense, can find a suitable choice in the diamond market.

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Heart Promise Ring

What is Promise Ring?

A promise ring is a ring given by one party to the other in a romantic relationship to indicate commitment. But what is the history behind this special tradition? What does it mean for today’s relationships?

What does a promise ring mean?

Jeulia Knot Design Sterling Silver Ring
Jeulia Knot Design Sterling Silver Ring

First of all, what does a promise ring really mean? The true meaning of a promise ring is commitment. The promise ring is given by one party as a symbol of loyalty, while the other party wears it to show their commitment. The difference between a promise ring and a chastity ring is often confusing. When you talk about abstinence – the ring parents give to their children or themselves – it is called a chastity ring. On the other hand, a promise ring is usually given as a symbol of commitment within the scope of a romantic relationship.

What is the history of promise rings?

Jeulia Two Tone Twist Heart Cut Sterling Silver Ring
Jeulia Two Tone Twist Heart Cut Sterling Silver Ring

Simon G. Jewelry’s Vice President of Marketing and Communication, Brooke Brinkman, stated that the idea of using rings to express love and affection can be traced back hundreds of years, and the tradition of wearing rings to express loyalty and loyalty can be traced back to ancient times. There is evidence to suggest that Roman brides in the 2nd century BC wore engagement rings. The poetic ring engraved with romantic lines can be traced back to 16th century England, and the acronym ring (spelled out as a word using gemstones) was very popular during the Georgian and Victorian eras. For example, ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, and diamond are combined to form “respect”, while diamond, emerald, amethyst, ruby, emerald, garnet, amethyst, ruby, sapphire, and topaz are combined to form “respect”.
Modern commitment rings have only become mainstream again in the past decade or so, largely due to the promotion of celebrity commitment rings.

What is the use of a promise ring?

Jeulia Tension Set Princess Cut Sterling Silver Ring Set
Jeulia Tension Set Princess Cut Sterling Silver Ring Set

Understanding the official definition and history of a commitment ring is certainly good, but what does a commitment ring mean for today’s couples? How will it affect your relationship? The specific and personal meaning may vary depending on the couple. “The appeal of a commitment ring largely comes from the multiple meanings it can represent,” said Kimberly Canary, Vice President of Public Relations and Social Media at Kay Jewelers. “Many couples give or wear commitment rings as a sign of future engagement, while others use them as a general symbol of mutual loyalty.”
“You are making a promise to each other,” Brinkman explained, as she received a promise ring from her current husband a year and a half before engagement. Although in Brinkman’s case, this ring was a promise for future engagement, the situation is not always the same. “I often think that commitment rings are similar to the tradition of the mid-20th century, which is to give your high school sweetheart your class ring or badge,” said Elizabeth Woolf Willis, marketing coordinator, research gemologist, and professional jeweler at Simon Jewelry. “Now you are not just ‘dating’ – you also have a physical symbol of your relationship to showcase to the outside world.”

What does a promise ring look like?

 

As far as the type of promise ring is concerned, anything is possible. To be honest, there are no rules or requirements here. Popular promise ring styles and themes include heart-shaped, infinite symbols or interwoven designs (representing a couple’s union), clada rings and eternal rings, as well as precious metal rings with birthstones, mosaics, or gemstone composites. It can also be a simple ring made of pure silver or gold with information engraved on it. Diamond commitment rings are also very popular, although they often have smaller carats and are set in clusters or rows, rather than classic single diamond engagement rings.

Jeulia Halo Ruby Heart Promise Ring
Jeulia Halo Ruby Heart Promise Ring

How does a promise ring work?

There are no formal rules to follow regarding who will give the promise ring when. The promise ring can be gifted by either party in a relationship. Due to the fact that both parties usually wear commitment rings as a symbol of commitment, couples can even exchange commitment rings. Basically, anyone in a romantic relationship can purchase or wear a commitment ring.