Almost all brides wear a wedding ring. In early
days, they had two purposes. Then, brides were bought by
their husbands and the ring was accepted as partial
payment, which symbolized a grooms honourable intentions.
It wasnt until medieval Italy when rings started to include
diamonds. A diamonds hardness was considered symbolic of
The ring also symbolizes the circle of life. Traditionally
the wedding ring is worn on the
fourth finger of the left hand. This custom came from the
Egyptians who believed that the left hand was connected
directly to the heart. Although, the ring
finger does not have a vein to the heart, the
tradition is still carried on today.
At present, rings in yellow gold are still the most
popular. However, platinum has made a comeback, as well
as two-tone yellow, and white gold in 14 and 18 k.
Coloured stones are also appealing and whether your ring
is thick or thin, wide or narrow, the choice is entirely
For comfort and safekeeping, make certain you get the
correct fit. Day in, day out, year after year, no
other piece of apparel can compete with the hours that
you will wear your wedding ring.
Read more about jewellery, diamonds and wedding planning
in the current issue of The Wedding Guide.
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order your copy. Below are vendors that can assist you
in the selection of rings and attendants gifts.