Are you getting close to the big day? If so, you’ve probably figured out all that pertains to your wedding. By now, vehicles, venue, event program, the reception site, and even your honeymoon site are all set.
While all aspects of this event matter, many of them will soon be gone again. After a month, you will remain with a new photo album, your spouse, and the wedding rings. Gulp. Do you now see the essence of the ring? Wedding rings are among the few relics that will forever remind you of one of the best days of your life.
When your marriage days become dim, you will always look at the ring and remember the good old days. That way, you can earn the motivation to brighten your dark days in your marriage. And that’s why wedding rings can never be left to chance. They have to be perfect and stir good memories.
Let’s explore some interesting historical facts concerning wedding rings below.
Nobody Knows When People Began Exchanging Wedding Rings
To date, the exact time that people began wearing rings is unknown. Nonetheless, the history of wearing rings can be traced to ancient Egypt. The oldest wedding ring relics are estimated to have existed over 6,000 years ago. Extracts from ancient manuscripts in the papyrus scrolls include evidence of people exchanging wedding rings in marriages.
Most scholars of antiquity believe that the rings drew good fortune from the ancient sun and moon deities.
Most People Still Wear The Ring Close To The “Vein Of Love”
Perhaps you might have assumed that all people wear their wedding rings in the same fashion. They all seem to copy from each other, much like a tradition. About seven in every ten people with wedding rings wear them on the fourth finger on their left hand. No wonder it’s conventionally called the “left ring finger.” Why is that so?
Apparently, the Romans believed that there existed some vena amoris (vein of love) that ran from the left ring finger directly to the heart. Aha! Who wouldn’t wish to have their wedding band connected to their lover’s heart?
Men Began Wearing Rings During World War II
In 2011, Prince William declined to wear a wedding ring. His decision stirred a serious online debate and inquiry to the history of the ring on the groom’s finger.
The history of the groom wearing a ring can only be traced to the Second World War. Traditionally, men were polygamous. There was no way they were going to accept rings as a reminder of one of their many wives. But things changed with time and monogamy has become the dominating trend.
Due to the uncertainty of the battleground, men in western countries began wearing rings as a reminder of their wives at home.
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