Wedding rings have the oldest history by far, though they weren’t considered a universal symbol until recently.
The ancient Romans believed that a blood vessel ran directly from the third finger of the left hand to the heart. They called it thevena amoris, or vein of love.
In the centuries that followed, rings remained one of many symbols of love and commitment, along with other items such as lockets.
It wasn’t until the 1940s, during World War II, thatwedding rings became a well-recognized symbol.
For one of the first times in history, millions of men found themselves fighting for their lives half a world away from their loved ones. To remember them, loved ones wore rings, which became a symbol to remember their commitment.
The story of the engagement ring is much more modern.
If you’re looking up wedding and engagement rings, you’re at an exciting time—congratulations!
The first and most important thing to know about the two types of rings is that it’s all up to you and your partner.
What really matters is the bond you share and what kind of piece you believe best represents that.
Traditionally, an engagement ring has a larger solitaire stone in the center, while a wedding ring (also called a wedding band) is plain without any gemstones.
Women traditionally wear both an engagement ring and wedding band, while men typically only wear a wedding band. Both are traditionally worn on the third finger of the left hand.
But what matters most is what you and your partner believe is meaningful.
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