A Digest of the History of Rings
The ancient Egypt traditions were believed to have formed the foundation for the use of rings in weddings. During those days, circular shapes were made out of woven grasses, and reeds, which were worn during weddings symbolizing sacred association and eternity. This tradition got transmitted to the Western world through Christendom
With globalization, the materials used for wedding rings developed from grasses and reeds to involve the use of leather, bone. Subsequently, the materials evolved into the use of metals, silver, gold as well as diamonds and gemstones. Weddings are now not usually complete without the exchange of rings by couples. It is considered the most sacred part of the wedding, the essence of the event, inspite of the religion being practiced. In weddings, rings represents seal of power recognizing the supreme influence of God in bringing couples together, it also signifies the vow proclaimed in the presence of witnesses as well as the agreement between couples to share their time and resources together.
On the other hand, the Muslim society does not recognize the essence of wedding rings. In fact, it is prohibited because it isn’t their tradition. It is believed that wearing of rings depict that the wearer is owned or is the possession of the spouse. Thus, one might not find many Moslems wearing a wedding ring.
However, in this modern world there are several reasons why men and women wear rings aside in marriage. Fashion has evolved spreading out to every aspect of life, from clothes, shoes, belts and now rings. Fashion rings encompass all types of rings made from different materials, and worn by all lovers of rings. Most times they are worn to compliment an attire, and make a specific appearance as desired by the wearer. Nevertheless, in recent times all over the world, fashion rings are now being used as substitutes for wedding rings, especially when the wedding is made of expensive materials like diamonds. In such cases, couples only wear their expensive rings on special occasions and events leaving the less expensive fashion rings for everyday wear.
On the other hand, spinsters are known to wear fashion rings which sends a message on their relationship status. In this case, the fashion ring is worn on the little finger. To find out more about these fashion rings, visit jewellers to surf the array of rings available for your fashion statement.