Wedding rings form a very special part of your wedding day. Whether you are after something traditional or something a bit more modern, there is nothing that we can’t make to celebrate your special day. To help guide you through the next phase of your journey, are you;
For the ladies these days, it seems as though the traditional wedding ring has been replaced with diamond set bands. Only around 1 in 50 ladies wedding rings we sell are a traditional plain band. Some of the popular styles are shared claw settings, channel and grain settings. For the groom, there has never been more choice. In previous years all he had to choose from was a plain or if he was adventurous a two toned band. Now the options include using different metal types, like platinum, platinum600, titanium, palladium and even diamond set bands. With nearly as many as five times the number of gents wedding ring styles to ladies, there is no excuse for not wanting to wear a wedding ring.Whether you would like something classic with diamonds, or something totally unique we can personalise your wedding ring at our onsite manufacturing workshop.
WEDDING RING FINGER TRADITION
There are a number of cultures where the wedding ring is not worn of the left hand ring finger. Countries such as Norway, Russia, Greece, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Poland, Austria, Germany, Portugal and Spain, wear the wedding ring on the ring finger of the right hand and not the left. In Jewish tradition, the groom places the ring on the bride’s index finger, and not the “ring” finger at all.
WEDDING RING HISTORY
Some believe that the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings was about 4800 years ago in ancient Egypt. Sedges, rushes and reeds, growing alongside the well-known papyrus were twisted and braided into rings for fingers and other decorative ornaments worn by the women in those days. However it was not until about 860 that the Christians used the ring in marriage ceremonies. Around 13th century, wedding and betrothal rings were simplified, and given a more spiritual look which was very aptly expressed by a Bishop when he dubbed it a “symbol of the union of hearts.”