The origins of the wedding ring, or wedding band as it is often referred too, is unclear although their presence can be traced as far back as the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. The exchanging of the wedding rings however, was believed to have been introduced by the Christians.
The wedding ring is traditionally made of gold, silver or another precious metal and depending on the culture or religion, is typically worn on the fourth finger (next to the little finger) which has become known as the ring finger. They come in all shapes and sized and some contain diamonds, it really is down to personal choice.
Tradition would have you believe that this finger has a vein that runs all the way to the heart known as vena amores. This is in fact true but so do all the other fingers! It is a wonderfully romantic thought though isn’t it?
Traditions and cultures have their own ideas of when and how to use the wedding ring but one thing is for sure. It is a symbol of eternal love represented by the circle. It is the joining together of two heart and two souls as they embark on a new life together.
Choosing a ring can be quite a task. At Hallmark Jewellers, Heswall, Director Jan and her team can help you with your choice.
Make an appointment and take your time browsing through our vast range, covering every design and precious metal. If you would like to stand out from the crowd, why not look into having a bespoke ring made? We offer that service too.
Appointments are available on request and we are here six days a week for your convenience. Call 0151 342 7721 today