Why do we wear wedding rings?

The ring has no end or beginning ~ as does eternal love
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The jewelry industry may be able to thank the Egyptians for the custom of exchanging rings to symbolize marriage as early as 3000 BC. Society viewed the circle as a symbol of endless love between a man and woman and exchanged rings braided from reeds and hemp.

Ancient Greeks and later Romans also wore wedding bands on the ring finger of their left hands as believed this finger held a special vein directly connected to the heart, later called the vein of love.  So, if they had decided the vein of love was from our nose we would be exchanging nose rings today.  Personally, I’m glad the vein of love is on a finger.

Greek Orthodox men started wearing wedding rings in the 1300’s, but it didn’t catch on, especially in the United States, until men started wearing wedding rings during WWII to remind them of their sweetheart.     ~bhldn.com

It’s only a symbol.  When you think about it, Beyonce’s $5 million dollar ring from JAY-Z has just as much symbolic value as mine. Or, does mine have more value?

With this ring I thee wed…

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