10 Facts About Wedding Rings History
Fact 3. Men Started Wearing Wedding Bands During The War: During World Wars I and II, soldiers were drafted and didn’t wear any jewelry.
fact 4. These Wartime Rings Were Skinnier: Everything was rationed during the war, from labor to consumer goods. Naturally, gold was in short supply.
It’s Not Just The Wedding Day: When you’re budgeting for wedding rings, you often include the cost of an engagement rings as well – it’s considered part of the package.
The Former Left Hand Was Egyptian: Its presence was later disproved (all veins lead to the heart, duh!) but the tradition stuck around for many more years.
The Latter-Day Left Hand Was A Protest: At some point, many Catholics and Greek Orthodox members moved their wedding rings to their right hand.
Fact 8. Wedding Rings Weren’t Always Metallic: Historically, Ancient Egypt is the first place we see evidence of wedding rings, bit these rings weren’t originally metal.
The Circle Means ‘Forever': The reason wedding rings became more popular than – say – wedding necklaces or earrings is the symbolism. The circle is unbreakable and is a symbol of an eternal bond.
The Hole Is A Gateway: It symbolizes the entryway created by this union, whether it was a business arrangement or a more affectionate one.