The wedding ring has been a symbol of eternal love since ancient times when it was believed to be the only piece of jewelry that could never be taken off. The Greeks first used rings as symbols of commitment when they started exchanging them during engagements and marriage ceremonies. Wedding rings, however, did not become popular in Western culture until the Middle Ages when the Roman Catholic Church decreed that couples should exchange vows with a band on their left hand—which is where Romans wore their signet rings. Today there are many different styles and materials for wedding bands; some people may even choose to wear two or more at once! This article takes you through time to see how you’re old where fathers wore theirs centuries ago. Although this custom family ring may have looked when it was brand new.
In ancient times, Egyptians exchanged jewelry, including anklets and pendants made from precious metals, as well as precious stones and amulets.
The ancient Greeks would often wear a gold signet ring on their left index finger, engraved with the owner’s original or family seal.
In 18th century Europe it was common for men to have two rings: one worn on the right hand that showed he had attained mastery in some trade or profession (a guilder) and one on his left hand when he got married—usually set with an emerald stone symbolizing fidelity.
Both Europeans and Native Americans wore rings made from wood, bone, shell, copper, silver, turquoise – even animal claws! They were sometimes inscribed with symbols representing love ties between loved ones; animals such as wolves shared this significance.
In the 18th century, in North America and Europe alike, some people wore a wedding ring on their right hand (the “ring finger”) while others placed it on the left hand or even wrapped it around both hands to make a pledge of eternal union with one’s partner.”
The ancient Greeks would often wear a gold signet ring for identification purposes when they were away from home; this was usually engraved with his original seal or family crest. In 18th century Europe, men typically wore two rings: One worn on the right hand that showed he had attained mastery in some trade or profession (a guilder) and one on his left hand when he got married—usually set with an emerald stone to symbolize the love between husband and wife.
The wedding ring also became a family heirloom, passed down from generation to generation—sometimes as an engagement or betrothal ring when children were too young for marriage. Eventually, some people began wearing the wedding band on their right hand instead of their left in order to avoid having it rubbed off my work gloves. A few centuries later, with most couples choosing metal rings that could be changed out periodically, this dilemma was solved!
A groom’s parents may offer him his bride’s old gold bands which have been inherited through generations; these are often mounted together like one big new piece of jewelry known today as “the eternity band.” These days we see more brides opting for new gold bands, often stacking more than one on the same finger.
Many people wear their wedding rings in both locations–on either side of a long career or marriage! We see many who hold up those fingers to show off two matching rings and when asked about which is “the” ring they say: “I don’t know; I really love them both.”
The only time you may not be able to change your wedding band for another size is if it’s made out of an expensive metal such as platinum, palladium, or white gold. It would cost too much money and require too much effort (and probably hurt!) to resize these metals. Instead, most jewelers will offer you a whole different style that fits your finger. Your ring has a perfect fit! You can wear it anywhere on any hand in either location–even when you are wearing two rings at the same time! Remember: one of those bands might have been given by someone else who had worn their own ring before they passed away; so don’t take off the old ring until after receiving the new one.