The first time you meet a person you are interested in as a potential life partner you must be sure to check the ring finger on the left hand. This is usually done to ensure that your dream soul mate is not perhaps already with someone else as indicated by the ring on her finger. If there is no ring, it is a sign that the person might be a potential partner. No ring opens up the opportunity for new friendships undisturbed by betrayal and guilt.
The engagement ring serves as a promise for future marriage while the wedding ring indicates that the marriage already took place. The rings’ origins are from ancient Egypt where the Egyptians believed that the circle indicates a never ending bond with your partner.
Unfortunately, these days it is hard to clearly find a distinction between the wedding band and the engagement ring. There is however in some instances a small distinction, where the women place either a wedding band next to the engagement ring or two bands on both sides of the engagement ring. The man usually only wears a single wedding band and in only rare cases ever an engagement ring.
Wedding bands are usually made of gold, white gold or silver and in some cases even platinum.
Some wedding bands are carried over generations from grandmother to her eldest daughter. In most cases the daughters don’t actually wear the ring but keep that heirloom safe to pass on to her eldest daughter one day.
Extravagant wedding bands are only bought by celebrities and upper class society. Owners of very expensive jewellery often keep replicas of their jewels in much cheaper materials for insurance purposes. The copy is usually worn and the original kept safe in case of a robbery. While in most cases this is a smart idea, some people argue that there is really no point in buying such exquisitely beautiful and expensive jewellery only to keep it in a safe while walking around wearing cheap imitations.