Wedding rings or a wedding band is usually a finger ring which signifies that its holder is officially married. In the olden days, it was made of precious metal, and in most cases is still forged of gold or some other precious metal. Today, a lot of people choose to exchange wedding rings during the reception following a marriage ceremony. However, these are very often exchanged as a symbolic gesture of an undying love for each other. It may be because of this that the exchange of wedding rings can take on so many meanings to different people, especially those who hold them in high regard.
When you go to purchase your wedding rings, you will have to make sure that you choose a ring which best symbolises your relationship with your partner. It could be a white gold ring, or diamond, or a platinum or titanium matching set. It all depends on how much money you want to spend on the ring, what kind of metal you prefer and what shape you would like your rings to be.
In American culture, wedding rings are exchanged on the third finger of the left hand, or on the ring finger, as it is known in America. This has a long history behind it dating back to the 17th century. The meaning behind this particular ring is quite simple. As the name suggests, it is exchanged on the third finger of the left hand which is symbolic of marriage. The ring in this finger also represents the union between husband and wife.
The second meaning behind wedding rings is that of commitment. Because of the symbolic meaning behind it, many people wear these bands when they make a promise to their partner to be together for a certain amount of time, or a certain number of years. The promise rings are usually worn by young couples as symbols of their everlasting love and affection. Most people wear the promise rings on their left hands while they are engaged. Many couples also exchange them during prenuptial ceremonies.
The third reason as to why people wear wedding rings on the right hand is because it is the traditional right hand to wear a wedding ring after the ceremony has been solemnized. It symbolizes the forever-spared bond between the bride and the groom. Also, since most women wear their wedding rings on their right hand first thing in the morning, it becomes a sort of ritual that many women are accustomed to. After all, wedding rings are a reminder of past, present and future. They also serve as a constant reminder of the vows made by both the bride and the groom during the ceremony.
If you want to make sure that your engagement ring fits the perfect match to your wedding rings, then take your time to look at all the different designs. Try out a variety of designs so you will be able to see which ones go with each other. Remember that both wedding rings have to be perfect match; otherwise, the symbolism is lost. Take your time in looking for the right one, since the ring is not just about the perfect match but more importantly, it’s about how the two rings will be with each other for the rest of your lives.