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Some believe that the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings comes from ancient Egypt, about 4800 years ago. Sedges, rushes and reeds, growing alongside the well-known papyrus were twisted and braided into rings for fingers an other decorative ornaments worn by the women in those days.
The circle was the symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end, not only to the Egyptians, but many other ancient cultures. The hole in the center of the ring also had significance. It wasn’t just considered a space, but rather a gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown. To give a woman a ring signifies never-ending and immortal love.
Before medical science discovered how the circulatory system functioned, people believed that a vein ran directly from the third finger on the left hand to the heart. Because of the hand-heart connection, they chose the descriptive name vena amoris, Latin for the vein of love, for this particular vein. Based upon this name, their contemporaries, purported experts in the field of matrimonial etiquette, wrote that it would only be fitting that the wedding ring be worn on this finger. By wearing the ring on the third finger of the left hand, a married couple symbolically declares their eternal love for each other.
The Roman’s also eventually adopted this tradition, but rather than offering a ring to a woman as a symbol of love, they were symbols of ownership. Women were claimed by Roman men with a ring.
Conventionally, the woman’s ring is presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective spouse. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.
In western cultures, a wedding ring is traditionally worn on the ring finger. This developed from the Roman “anulus pronubis” when the man gave a ring to the woman at the betrothal ceremony. Blessing the wedding ring and putting it on the bride’s finger dates from the 11th century. In medieval Europe, the Christian wedding ceremony placed the ring in sequence on the index, middle, and ring fingers of the left hand. The ring was then left on the ring finger. In a few European countries, the ring is worn on the left hand prior to marriage, then transferred to the right during the ceremony. However, present day, in some cultures and countries the wedding ring is worn on the ring finger of the right hand.
The “ring finger” symbolizes love of beauty, creativity, expression of self, relationship with others. When two hearts, when two minds, meet and vibrate at the same frequency, there is marriage and rings are exchanged on the ring finger.
Now back to our original question. Does your husband wear a wedding ring?