Published at Tuesday, 17 September 2019. Wedding Ring. By Tanguy Doucet.
And, not all male royals are seen without a ring on their fingers. According to a report by the BBC, Prince William’s father, Prince Charles wears a wedding ring as a mark of his second marriage to the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla. Prince Andrew, Duke of York also wore one before his divorce and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, still has one on his finger.
The Egyptians were the first recorded civilization to use the wedding ring. In Egyptian hieroglyphics a circle represented eternity. Once a woman accepted the ring she became the ”property” of the person who gave it to her and she was in a sense ”his.” The first wedding ring could have been made of braided grass or hay (which would have been changed often), ivory, bone, or leather. Eventually, metal was used, but the first wedding bands were crude and lumpy. However, the sentiment remained the same-eternal commitment and love.
Colored stones aren’t new to these rings however they have become more preferred in the recent times. Other designs include three stoned ring which have not one but three diamonds set together. Wedding bands are the ones which are exchanged by the couple during their wedding ceremony. In the past they were just meant for the girl, but these days an exchange is preferred. It’s generally a single gold or platinum band without any seam to mark the sanctity of marriage and the bond that will bring two people together sealed by love. These days bands encrusted with diamonds or some intricate carvings are also used.
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