Men started wearing wedding rings in western cultures around the early 20th century. It gained popularity during World War II when soldiers wore rings as a symbol of their commitment to their spouses. Since then, it has become more common and accepted for men to wear wedding rings as a sign of their marital status.
Wearing wedding rings on the left hand has a historical significance. It’s believed that ancient Egyptians thought a vein, known as the ‘vein of love’, ran directly from the heart to the fourth finger of the left hand. So, wearing a wedding ring on this finger symbolises the eternal bond and love between spouses. In addition, the left hand is often less used and so this reduces the chances of damaging or losing the ring.
Wedding rings symbolise eternal love and commitment between partners. They serve as a tangible reminder of the vows made on the wedding day, representing a lifelong promise to stand by each other through thick and thin. The circular shape of the ring signifies infinity and unity, reflecting the unbreakable bond shared by the couple.
The best time to buy wedding rings is ideally a few months before the wedding. This allows enough time for research, customisation, sizing, and any potential changes. It's important to take time to consider factors like budget, style preference, and desired materials to ensure a perfect and meaningful symbol of love for your special day.
Wedding rings vary in price depending on various factors such as material, design, brand and much more. At Fraser Hart, our collection of wedding rings ranges from £55 to £4,000.
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