The Story of the Wedding Ring and Must-Do’s

Your engagement ring is probably the most important item of jewelry you will ever own so it is only right to take good care of your new bling!

Be sure to get your engagement ring insured before you start wearing it out in public so you will be covered in case it gets lost or damaged.

Help your ring shine by keeping it clean! After your engagement, lots of people will be asking to see the ring and after awhile it may become a little dull. Also, because of the hyperawareness toward your hand, it’s a good idea to have a fresh manicure! The easiest and most convenient way to clean your ring is to scrub it with a toothbrush with water and mild dish soap.

Start researching wedding bands to go along with your engagement ring. Even if you plan on not wearing the two rings together it is still a good idea to have them match.

Keeping your ring on your finger as much as you can will keep it safe. If you must take it off, know where you put it and in a safe place!

Take your ring to a jeweler to get it sized.

The ring is of course a circle and this was the symbol of eternity for the Egyptians as well as many other ancient cultures. It had no beginning and no end, like time. It returned to itself, like life; and the shape was worshipped in the form of the Sun and the Moon. The hole in the center of the ring is not just space either; it is important in its own right as the symbol of the gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown.

It is not difficult therefore, to see how the ring and the gift of a ring began to be associated with love, in the hope that this most worthy of emotions could take on the characteristics of the circle and capture eternity.

They wore it like we do today, on the third finger of the left hand, because of a belief that the vein of that finger directly traveled from the heart. This legend was later taken up by the Greeks, when they conquered Egypt under the generalship of Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. and from them passed onto the Romans, who called this the ‘vena amoris’, which is Latin for ‘the vein of love’.

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