What does a wedding ring signify?
Globally, and from the olden times, the wedding ring is a symbol of everlasting love, commitment, promise, pledge, devotion, etc. A wedding ring is a sign of two souls coming together, and bonding in a relationship…the union of a couple. Many couples are emotionally and sentimentally attached to their respective wedding rings in life.
How is the wedding ring different from other rings?
There are many types of rings that may be worn for different purposes and reasons. For example, a ring may be worn for engagement, some wear rings for fashion or just style, some wear expensive rings for status, and so forth. Some wear gemstone rings for astrology remedy and spiritual reasons. The engagement ring is normally considered as a ring of promise for marriage. However, many wear the wedding ring on the day of the actual marriage. The wedding ring is made of diamond with gold.
Which finger is the wedding ring worn on, and why?
The finger on which the wedding ring is worn can vary a little region-wise, for example, it is acceptable to wear the wedding ring on the right hand as well in some countries. However, most commonly, the wedding ring is worn on the 3rd finger of the left hand. There are some reasons as to why the wedding ring is worn in the 3rd finger of the left hand. The 3rd finger of the hand is sometimes just simply referred to as the ring finger.
There is a different significance of every finger. The wedding finger is worn on the 3rd finger of the left hand. Many wear the engagement ring on the 3rd finger of the left hand before marriage. However, on marriage, the wedding is also supposed to be worn on the 3rd finger of the left hand. Some remove the engagement ring previously put on the 3rd finger of the left hand and shift to the 3rd finger of the right hand. This leaves place for the wedding ring to put on the 3rd finger of the left hand.
The tradition of wearing the wedding ring on the 3rd finger of the left hand can be traced back to ancient times. Some believe that the custom of wearing the wedding ring on the 3rd finger of the hand originated in Egypt, and also with the Romans. The 3rd finger of the left hand and its veins are believed to be connected to the heart directly, and its closeness to the heart.
However, some, in rare cases where the wedding ring on their 3rd finger of the ring hand as they may be left-handed, also for ring protection reasons; however, traditionally wearing the wedding ring on the 3rd finger of the left hand is the most common in practice. It may be found that many women continue to wear the wedding ring post-marriage over time.
What types of wedding rings are there?
There are many types of wedding rings. These vary in design, cost, size, with or without diamond, etc. There are different design wedding rings for males and females. However, a diamond in gold, white gold or platinum is the common choice for both men and women. Some couples keep a simple wedding band-ring made of gold, white gold or platinum without the diamond.
Where can a person get the wedding ring from?
Wedding rings can be bought from any of the numerous jewelry stores. In the modern-day, certain websites sell wedding rings, e.g., CaratLane.com. However, couples and families traditionally prefer visiting the jewelers’ shops as part of wedding shopping in India, due to concerns of size, design, choice, custom, practice, etc. Some of the prominent quality jewelry brand names in India are Tanishq, PC Jeweller, Kalyan Jeweller, Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri, etc.
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Om Shukyaya Namah
ॐ शुक्राय नमः
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