How often do you hear someone talk about the history of wedding rings? Where did it originate? How old is this tradition? What were the reasons for it?
Approximately in 4,800 BC in Ancient Egypt, they were made of hemp, sedges, rushes, and reeds and twisted into a circle because it was seen as a gateway to unknown events that the couple would embark on together. The quality of the ring also improved with leather and bone.
Around 1,500 BC to 200 AD in Rome, rings made out of iron, gold, or silver began to make its appearance. And in Rome it was thought that the tradition of placing the ring on the left hand ring finger because it was believed a vein in that finger led the heart.
Check out the infographic for more information about this common symbol of marriage.