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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Four Advantages of Platinum Wedding Rings

On the brilliant stage of love, the diamond proposal ring is like a shining star, witnessing the solemn moment when two people spend their lives together. When selecting this star, the material selection of the ring rest is particularly important. Platinum, K-gold, and gold are three common ring support materials, among which platinum wedding rings are one of the more popular choices. In the following text, we will compare different materials of diamond rings to see the charm of platinum wedding ring.

Platinum Rings vs Gold Rings

Although gold rings is valuable, its softness makes it difficult to set diamonds and can easily deform when worn for a long time. In contrast, platinum rings has a higher hardness and can firmly set diamonds, maintaining the stability and aesthetics of the diamond ring.

Platinum Rings vs K-gold Rings

K gold rings is an alloy of gold and other metals, with a higher hardness than pure gold, but its metallic components may cause allergic reactions. Platinum rings, as a pure metal, not only has moderate hardness but also excellent biocompatibility, making it suitable for people of any skin type to wear.

The Advantage of Platinum Wedding Rings

1. Rare and precious

Platinum is a rare metal, and its mining output is far lower than that of gold, so it is more precious. Choosing a platinum wedding rings is choosing a unique sense of nobility and honor.

2. High purity

Platinum has a very high purity and will not fade over time, maintaining a silver white luster. This complements the eternity and immutability of love.

3. Strong stability

Platinum has excellent stability and can firmly set diamonds, ensuring the safety of diamonds. At the same time, the wear resistance and corrosion resistance of platinum also enable the proposal diamond ring to maintain its new luster in daily wear.

The meaning of purity

The charm of a platinum wedding ring lies not only in its high-quality physical properties, but also in the love concept it symbolizes. Pure platinum is like pure love, able to withstand the test of time; Its sturdy texture is like a steadfast commitment to love. Therefore, choosing a platinum wedding ring is choosing an ultimate pursuit and commitment to love.

Platinum Wedding Rings

In the selection of wedding rings, platinum wedding rings have become the first choice for many couples due to their rarity, stability, and perfect match with diamonds. Of course, the final choice still depends on individual budget and preferences. But regardless of the material chosen for the wedding ring, the most important thing is the sincere love and commitment it represents.

Do We Need A Wedding Ring for A Second Wedding?

I have read an interesting post. The author said that her friend asked her if she could save the money for a wedding ring. You may be wondering why this problem is showing up. Cause this couple is going to hold their second wedding. Both of them have divorced. Now they are hesitant if they could ignore all the etiquette. After reading this post, I have been thinking. Do we need a wedding ring for a second wedding? Yes, my answer is yes.

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