As an engagement ring is the symbol of commitment, wedding bands are the shining symbol of a married couple’s eternal promise to love each other and stay true to one another through thick and thin.
Wedding bands are the last gifts the bride and groom give to each other before they set out to start a new life together. They not only remind wearers of their own commitment, but also of their partner’s promise.
The word “forever” for precious charms now come in the form of shiny, 18 carat wedding bands. Designer jewelry store Devotion explained that the circular form of wedding bands symbolizes the couple’s eternal union. In addition, being made of precious gold and often embellished with diamonds, it symbolizes the wearer’s commitment of a person’s promise—one that cannot be broken—because of the enduring nature of diamonds.
Wedding bands have adorned the fingers of married couples in different cultures throughout the ages. In fact, it even as far back as the prehistoric times. In days of yore, cavemen tied cords to their mate’s fingers to bind their spirits together symbolically. Even the shape of wedding bands finds its roots in the ancient Egyptian culture, where circular bands meant immortal love.
Have you ever wondered why married couples wear their wedding rings on the fourth finger? It is believed that blood from an artery on the ring finger flows directly into the heart. Wearing a wedding band on the fourth finger of the hand therefore signifies that true love comes from and goes back directly into the heart.
Wedding bands are pretty charms that signify the oneness of married couples. While wedding bands now come in different materials and designs, the significance it holds remains constant. Whatever type you choose, just remember that each time you slip your wedding band onto your finger, you are rededicating your life to your spouse.