A wedding ring or wedding band is simply a finger ring which actually marks that its owner is married. It’s usually forged of stone, and in the older times, is simply hammered or cast in gold. Today, the options you have with regards to the type of metals you can use when making wedding bands are vast, thus making it much more varied for the most part.
Wedding rings in the ancient times have been worn by young boys to signify that their father had passed away, as well as an indication of the family standing in society. The tradition of wearing wedding rings on the right hand began as far back as the time of Alexander the Great, who supposedly wore one on each finger after being victorious in battle. This was done as a sign of his strong alliance with the Macedonians, as they were his closest allies in the war against the Persian Empire.
Over the years, different types of gemstones have been used to craft wedding rings. This is because they have different meanings behind them. One of the most popular ones being diamonds, which not only signify beauty, but also the eternal nature of love. The stones themselves come in many different colors, ranging from light to dark, white, pink, green and blue. The color of the diamond itself reflects the person’s personality, and so you will find that certain people will wear certain colored diamonds for different reasons.
On the other hand, you will find that there are varying symbols engraved into these wedding rings as well. Some of these symbols are a heart with a crown, stars and dots, hearts, monograms and even religious symbols. This again is why the meaning behind them varies, depending on what it is that you have chosen. For example, if you have chosen a symbol representing the love of two people, then you may choose a specific diamond shape. However, some people like to combine certain symbols to form a symbolic meaning.