Published at Tuesday, 17 September 2019. Wedding Ring. By Tanguy Doucet.
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.
These two rings are the pillars of a woman’s life. She will take as much pride in them as she would in the other important aspects. Though due to personal choices or latest fashion trends the lines between wedding ring and engagement ring often get blurred however, there are certain differences by the way of which the jewelry stores display them differently. Both constitute the bridal jewelry and often women even choose to wear both the engagement ring and the wedding band together on the ring finger of the left hand.
So, next time, don’t judge the marital status of a male by the absence of ring on his finger and always remember that wearing one or not wearing one can be a personal choice unaffected by the societal norms. By now, you know who in the royal family wears a ring and who doesn’t but do you also know about the fact that there’s a tradition according to which the young boys belonging to the upper class, aristocracy and royals are supposed to wear shorts and not doing so is considered ”suburban”. And if you have guessed that this is why Prince George is always seen in shorts, give yourself a pat on the back because you are absolutely right. So, in this case, it is not his choice but the tradition.
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