A wedding band or wedding ring is simply a finger ring which generally signs that its wearer is already married. Typically it is made from some precious metal, and more traditionally than not is made of gold or some other precious metal. These bands are typically worn on the right hand of the bride or groom (usually the left), with the wedding band usually being larger than the engagement ring. The size of the wedding band generally varies between men and women, but it can be as large as 14 carat. This size is considered larger than a diamond engagement ring.
Wedding bands comes in various metals and styles. Some of the commonly used metals in wedding rings include yellow gold, white gold, platinum, titanium, sterling silver, and stainless steel. Gold is considered to be the best metal when it comes to wedding rings. However, some couples still prefer to wear platinum bands for their bands because of the high level of quality and durability that it can offer.
Engagement rings are the traditional type of rings that couples wear during the engagement ceremony. It is also considered as the most formal type of rings. Although engagement rings are commonly worn by most engaged couples, many couples also wear wedding rings on their left hands during the wedding ceremony. This is because engagement rings are designed to last only for a limited period of time, which why most couple tend to change their engagement ring after they get married.
Wedding bands are also referred as “wedding rings” because they were originally used as dowries in ancient times. Later, it was discovered that by wearing this type of ring on the left hand, the future bride would have more power in the society. The dowries given to the future bride by her groom would guarantee her marital rights. This is why in ancient times, it was highly recommended that the future bride should wear this type of ring for security purposes. Although this method has been discontinued nowadays, it is still widely accepted by many people in the modern world.
Another type of wedding rings that is commonly worn on the fourth finger of the left hand is called “indented wedding rings.” This is because the design of this ring is so small that when the metal is inserted into the desired spot, the metal tends to be pushed outward, thus creating a slight indentation. Most of these types of rings are usually made from gold or platinum. Because of the small size, it does not take long before the ring will be noticed due to its unique feature. But aside from the unique appearance, there is actually another advantage of having an indentation in the ring, which is called the “vase ring effect.”
During the engagement and wedding day itself, a lot of pressure and tension is put on the ring finger. And because of this, most people tend to use this finger all throughout the day. The problem with using the ring finger all throughout the day is the possibility of dropping the said wedding rings. When such happens, the stress of holding the said wedding bands for several minutes may already have damages on the fingers. However, if you opt to wear wedding bands all throughout your engagement and wedding day, then the chances of losing them are minimal. Aside from that, your ring finger also gets to experience less wear and tear, allowing your wedding rings to last longer.