Itís all about the Wedding Bands!
By: Dee & Noam ~
Marriage is a symbol of love and commitment between two people who wish to spend the rest of their lives together. A wedding band is traditionally given as a symbol of love and promise to each other. That is an ancient tradition that dates back far earlier than we can track, but the first instances of wedding bands date back to Ancient Egypt. Sedges, Rushes and Reeds growing alongside the well-known Papyrus were twisted and braided into rings. It probably wasn’t until the discovery of metal crafting, when they became more popular. The Romans traditionally gave gold or silver band to their new brides, as they crossed the threshold. They believed that the eternity of a circle symbolized the eve ending love they had for each other. In the Medieval days and later the betrothed exchange gold bands and sometimes add in gem stones.
Nowadays, the wedding band is often used in conjunction with an engagement ring, and while in the past it was common only for the bride to have the band, today, both the bride and the groom receive a ring. This is mainly due to the changing attitudes of equality between the sexes and marketing campaigns in the beginning of last century.
Wedding bands today come in many different colors, sizes, metals, and price ranges. It doesn’t matter anymore who gives the ring to whom or how much it costs. What really matters is the love and commitment behind it.