AN ETER­NAL PROM­ISE

Wed­ding bands are sym­bols of af­fec­tion found in many dif­fer­ent cul­tures across the globe

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Wed­ding bands are sym­bols of af­fec­tion found in many dif­fer­ent cul­tures across the globe

Wed­ding rings have been around for a very long time. Some say that the old­est recorded ex­change of wed­ding rings comes from an­cient Egypt. It was as long as 4,800 years ago when sedges, rushes and reeds, grow­ing along­side the well-known pa­pyrus were twisted and braided into rings for women at that time. The cir­cu­lar shape with no be­gin­ning or end sym­bol­ised eter­nity to not only the Egyp­tians, but to many other an­cient cul­tures.

As the rings were made of poor ma­te­rial back then, they didn’t last very long and were soon sub­sti­tuted with dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als such as leather, bone or ivory. The more ex­pen­sive ma­te­ri­als sig­ni­fied a greater sense of love shown to the re­ceiver while the value of the ring also demon­strated the wealth of the giver.

Wed­ding bands are com­monly worn on the fourth fin­ger of the left hand. The story be­hind this can be traced back to the an­cient Ro­mans who be­lieved that the vein in this fin­ger ran straight to the heart. Con­se­quently, wear­ing a ring on this fin­ger sym­bol­ises that your spouse has a di­rect line to your af­fec­tion.

To­day, wed­ding bands come in a va­ri­ety of unique de­signs and qual­ity ma­te­ri­als. If you are in search of the per­fect wed­ding band for your loved one, Cartier will not let you down. This lead­ing jew­ellery and watch brand has been de­sign­ing lux­u­ri­ous mas­ter­pieces since 1847 and is known for its qual­ity ser­vice and clas­sic de­signs. Hence, it is pop­u­lar among royalty and celebri­ties who of­ten re­quest for cus­tomised de­signs.

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