Here’s Why Rings Are Being Exchanged During Wedding Ceremonies


Typically, wedding bands are exchanged during the formal marital rites between two people. The art of exchanging rings dates back to more than 3,000 years ago in ancient Egyptian scrolls.

Writings showed that lovers presented themselves with rings made from hemp or reeds. It was later replaced with a flexible band gotten from bone, ivory and leather.

The amount of love was measured by how high priced the material was and how rich the giver was.

Egyptians have a firm believe that rings symbolize undying commitment and eternal love between couples because the circle has no beginning or end according to the translation of hieroglyphics.

Depending on the kind of culture, the wedding ring can be worn on the base of the left or right finger. A few consider it bad luck to take off the ring after it has been blessed in church.

The Romans believe that the wedding ring is worn on the left-hand ring finger because there was thought to be a vein in the finger, known as the ‘Vena Amoris’ or the ‘Vein of Love’ which is directly connected to the heart.

Albeit, Scientists have proven that the myth is false, it is still known by the conveners of true love as the number one reason.

Source: Wikipedia

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