Wedding & Engagement Rings

Almost every bride and groom receives a wedding ring from their new spouse as part of the wedding ritual. But what do wedding rings actually symbolise?

Wedding rings are an unbroken circle which is to symbolise the everlasting love and are worn on the third finger of the left hand as in Roman times it was believed a vein ran from this finger straight to the heart.

Engagement rings were first used after Pope Nicholas proclaimed in 860AD that not only was an engagement ring required to seal the agreement of marriage, but that it should be gold to signify financial commitment from the groom. In 1477 King Maximillian presented Mary of Burgundy with a diamond engagement ring and from that day to this diamonds have been a girl's best friend.