Wedding Ring History: The First Exchange

The first recorded evidence of what we would consider of exchanging rings is found in ancient Egyptian more than 3,000 years before. The writings depict couples presenting each other with braided rings fashioned from hemp or reeds. As these materials did not last long, the egyptian eventually replaced the fragile band with one made from leather, bone or ivory. The more expensive the material, the more love was being shown. The value of the ring also demonstrated the net worth of the giver. The translation of hieroglyphics show that Egyptians believe that the rings symbolized undying commitment and eternal love between the couple because the circle has no beginning or end. The center opening is a door to the future. This symbolism still applies today.

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