Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wedding Rings

This week we talk about wedding rings, how to choose them and what they symbolize.
Here are some examples of some amazing rings from Etsy   :

wedding-rings treasury

 wedding ring or wedding band is a metal ring indicating the couple is married. Depending on the local culture, it is worn on the base of the right or the left ring finger. The custom of wearing such a ring has spread widely beyond its origin in Europe. Originally worn by wives only, wedding rings became customary for both husbands and wives during the 20th century.
In Western countries, wedding rings are often made of gold. A common engraving on the inside of the ring is including the name of the partner or the names of both partners in the relationship, and/or date of the wedding.

How to choose a wedding ring?
Choosing a wedding ring is not a simple matter, since both partners have to wear the rings for many years.
The ring symbolizes the bond between the couple who is getting married, so it must be beautiful and express their loyalty. Here are some tips to help you find the appropriate wedding ring:
Although the groom buys the ring alone,
A good idea would be to take the woman to the store, at least to consult with her. We want to be sure that we buy a ring that the bride will love.

We decide if we want wedding rings similar or different. You can buy a ring with a similar shape and style, or choose different rings. Often a man would not want a ring too feminine, and woman, of course do not want a ring too masculine.

When we choose a Wedding ring, it's important that it's not only a beautiful and shiny, but also easy on the hand. No one, who works a lot with his hands, want a ring made ​​of material easily damaged. Alternative idea for those who did not fear that the ring will be worn can choose any gem or diamond According to a personal taste.
For materials of which consists of the ring, there are several options. Diamonds are a classic option, but there are more stones to consider. We'll also need to decide on the metal. You can choose a ring made of gold, silver or platinum usually. In terms of gold, we need to remember there is a difference between the values of the gold- carat. The higher carat value, the gold looks better and costs more.
To select a ring at a reasonable price, you should go to a jeweler that you know that you can consult with, and ask anything that comes to mind, and select the appropriate ring. You should look at the catalogs of several jewelers to do a comparison shopping, and get a quality ring within your budget.
It is customary to use 14K gold or higher.
In most cases the rings are from 14 or 18 Karat.
 Pure gold is 24 karats and more. There is no difference between the prices of the yellow gold to the red gold of the same carat. White gold is a bit more expensive but not very significant.

Source: etsy.com via Meghan on Pinterest

Wedding ceremonies that reference rings:

·         Church of England (1662 Book of Common Prayer): "With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow: In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
·         Jewish: "You are consecrated to me with this ring according to the law of Moses and Israel." said in Hebrew by the groom at an Orthodox Jewish wedding and by both the bride and groom at a Reform Jewish wedding.
·         Roman Catholic: "N., take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
·         Eastern Orthodox: "The servant of God (N.) is betrothed to the handmaid of God (N.), in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen." from the Eastern Orthodox Service of Betrothal, part of the Mysterion of Holy Matrimony ("crowning"), said three times while the Priest makes the Sign of the Cross with the bride's ring over the bridegroom's head, he then places the bride's ring on the groom's hand. The same words are said three times over the bride, reversing the names of the bride and groom, placing the groom's ring on the bride's hand. The rings are then exchanged three times (either by the priest or by the best man), so that the bride and the groom end up with their own rings. In Eastern Orthodox tradition the wedding ring is worn on the right hand rather than the left.


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Our Rings:

When my partner and I decided to get married,
We did not have a big budget, so we chose simple rings...
We chose a simple ring made ​​of white gold for him,
And I chose the silver ring with gold flowers around.
Simple rings, but with lots of love

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