Published at Wednesday, 25 September 2019. Wedding Ring. By Chantal Deserres.
The Egyptians wore the wedding ring on the left hand because it was believed that a vein in the left hand went straight to the heart. This tradition is still commonly practiced today in most parts of the world largely for practical purposes (most people are right handed.) It is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand. But there are some countries and groups which do not follow this tradition. In the Jewish faith, the wedding ring is put on the index finger. Roman Catholics traditionally wore their wedding band on the right hand, and in many countries and regions in Europe some people still follow this tradition.
Though at times in ancient Rome there was the custom where the wedding ring was symbolized as the mark of the domination of men over women. It was the representative denoting that the woman who accepts the ring from a man is bound to that man for her life time and she thereon to be treated as his property. This concept of commodification of women is no longer associated with the wedding ring but in its place it has turned into a symbol of love and trust upon each other. Therefore the wedding ring is considered to be a symbol of loving memories these days.
Often, you may get a better price when purchasing an engagement ring and wedding band at the same time, and women’s diamond wedding ring sets are a perfect example of this. Jewelers will often offer more attractive pricing on their sets than on the individual rings. And while you’re looking, you can also select a matching man’s wedding ring to complement the set, and you may get an even better deal.
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