Long after your special day has passed, your wedding rings are beautiful reminders of past times, the love you share, and your future dreams to come.
Wedding rings through the ages:
- Archaeologists have found evidence of wedding rings being worn in the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt. The circle was believed by the ancients to symbolise eternity and ever-lasting love – in fact it still does in modern times.
- In ancient times it was believed that a vein ran from the fourth finger on the left hand straight to the heart. The Romans called it “vena amoris”… The vein of love.
- In medieval Europe, Christians put a ring on the bride’s index, middle and fourth fingers, to represent the Holy Trinity.
- DO decide on a budget and stick to it.
- DO match up your wedding and engagement rings and make sure they sit comfortably side by side.
- DON’T be a fashion victim. Choose something that won’t date – stick with a timeless classic.
- DO consider your lifestyle – you would hate your ring to slip off!
- DON’T pick a wedding ring that overpowers your engagement ring.
- DON’T worry about your ring matching your new husband’s. Not everything has to be matchy matchy.
- DO think about designing your own rings. What could be more special?
- DON’T fuse your wedding and engagement rings together. What if you are lucky enough to get an engagement ring to upgrade?
- DO remember to leave enough space if you are thinking about an eternity ring in the future.
We’d love to know, did you forget any of the DOs or DON’Ts when buying your ring?