Why do we wear a wedding ring?
Some believe that the oldest record of wedding rings comes from ancient Egypt, about 4800 years ago. The circle was the symbol of eternity, with no beginning or end, not only to the Egyptians, but many other cultures.
The hole of the ring also has a meaning. It was considered a gateway or door, leading to things and events known and unknown. To give a woman a ring signifies never-ending love.
Romans also adopted the tradition but with the twist. Rather offering a ring as a symbol of love, the awarded them as a symbol of ownership.
According to a Roman believe, the wedding ring is worn on the left hand ring finger because there was thought to be a vein in the finger, referred to as the ‘Vena Amoris’ or the ‘Vein of Love’ said to be directly connected to the heart.