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?

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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Back to School Gift Guide for You

The start of the school season is a new beginning, where parents, elders, relatives, teachers, classmates, and friends can all give gifts. For students, receiving a special back to school gift will make them feel warm and encouraged.

Back to School Gift Guide for Different Ages

Preschool children: They can choose educational toys, picture books, puzzles, etc. that are suitable for their age.
Elementary school opening gifts: You can choose educational games, learning materials such as stationery and books, electronic products such as tablets or electronic dictionaries, etc.
Opening gifts for middle and high school students: You can choose books, learning materials, electronic devices, fashion accessories, etc. that are suitable for their age and interests.
College student opening gifts: You can choose dormitory supplies, electronic devices, cosmetics, skincare products, learning tools, decorations, etc. that are suitable for college life.
So many kind of back to school gift, which one is more wonderful for you? I think is fashion jewelry with custom design.

Back to School Gift with Custom Design

Customized gift is a personalized and exclusive gift that you can customize according to the preferences and needs of the other party. For example, customizing a phone case necklace with the other person’s name or special blessings, customizing a ring or necklace containing photos, letters, and numbers to commemorate happy times in the past, and so on. This kind of gift not only shows your heart and care, but also makes the other person feel your uniqueness and uniqueness.

Owl Design Personalized Photo Necklace Projection Sterling Silver
Owl Design Personalized Photo Necklace Projection Sterling Silver

Owls are widely regarded as symbols of wisdom because they have sharp eyes and excellent hearing, and can hunt in the dark. Therefore, owl jewelry is often seen as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge, especially suitable for those who pursue wisdom and knowledge to wear.

Owls are regarded as guardians in many cultures, able to protect humans from evil forces. Therefore, wearing owl accessories also symbolizes the power of guardianship and protection.

Butterfly Photo Ring Sterling Silver
Butterfly Photo Ring Sterling Silver

Freedom: Butterflies fly freely in the fields and flowers, unrestricted by anyone or anything, symbolizing people’s yearning for a free life.
Beauty: Butterflies have a beautiful appearance and gorgeous wings, making them a symbol of beauty.
Rebirth: Butterflies emerge from their pupae, symbolizing rebirth and a new beginning. This kind of symbolism can express people’s expectations and hopes for the future.

Secret Letter Bow Heart Personalized Sterling Silver Necklace
Secret Letter Bow Heart Personalized Sterling Silver Necklace

Choose your letter and engraving your word to your friends, showing your best wishes for him or her.  See more back to school gift at Jeulia gift online.

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