Nowadays, many people take wedding rings for granted. They give these items of jewelry with love to their second half, often not knowing the meaning of such present.
As you should know, engagement rings are very special items of jewelry. They are more than just jewelry- engagement rings are symbol of Love, Commitment, Honour, Fidelity and other emotions.
But these pieces of jewelry has a big history, so let’s find out where did they come from.
Engagement rings, these small pieces of jewelry have a history that spans many centuries and passes through many countries from all around the world. So let’s find out a brief history of wedding and engagement rings in different countries, all around the world.
The first wedding rings were originated in Ancient Egypt, where a plant sections were made into circles in a symbol of immortal and never-ending love. Egyptians thought, that the ring finger as it is known now, was connected directly to the heart. That’s why, nowadays the fourth finger became the official finger of the ring.
Romans, just like Egyptians thought that the fourth finger was connected directly to the heart, but they didn’t offer ring as a symbol of love. In Rome, it was thought to be the symbol of ownership of the woman.
In Europe,wedding rings were called Poesy Ring. Poesy Ring was given to a loved one, as symbol of promise of eternal togetherness.
But why a ring?
Ring has a deep philosophy. As you already know, engagement rings were given to a loved one in symbol of eternal love. In fact, the ring in fact is the sign of eternity. It has a form of complete circle without beginning or end, which mean that it’s eternal.
Today’s wedding and engagement rings are not made of hair, grass or some other plants as it was in ancient times, but from metals set, such as gold, white gold, silver, platinum and others. These small pieces of jewelry seem to stay popular forever, because it is hard to imagine a wedding or engagement without beautiful engagement rings.