The earliest examples of wedding rings are seen in ancient Egypt dating back 6000 years and later also seen in ancient Roman and Greek culture.
The original Egyptian wedding rings were formed out of reeds or hemp and as the circle defines infinity so the ring defined perpetual love and fidelity. It is said that the ring was place on the 4th finger of the left hand as they believed that a vein in this hand leads directly to the heart… Interestingly in Chinese medicine the heart meridian also runs from the 4th finger to the heart! Two very different cultures separated by thousands of miles but with a similar spiritual meaning!
The western concept of the wedding ring first came into being with the ancient Romans and Greeks when originally the wedding ring was given as part of a dowry as it was generally forged from precious metals. Later it was associated with fidelity and was an outward demonstration to the world that you were married and therefore not available!
Up to this day the reason for giving and receiving wedding rings hasn’t really changed too much. Rings are given and received as a symbol of perpetual love and fidelity.
Where do you get your rings? Some rings are passed down through families as heirlooms, others are bought from specialist shops, others are made especially for the couple. Here in Mallorca we have a very talented jeweller Diego Nebot, who believes in the power of energy and that a couple can transfer all of their good energy and love along with their hopes and dreams for future happiness into their rings at the time of melting the metal. The couple meet with him to decide exactly what their ideas are for their wedding ring and then make an appointment to go to his workshop and together melt the metal to be used in the ring…. It really is a very special moment.
If you are interested in contacting Diego about bespoke wedding rings please click on the link to his website www.diegonebot.com and take a look at this video you can see the happiness on the faces of Claire and James.
In my next blog I will talk about wedding ring vows……. watch this space!
If you would like to chat to me about wedding rings or would like some ideas about how to say your wedding ring vows…. send me a message via or give me a call +34 676333065 or find me on FACEBOOK always happy to have a chat