The Tradition of a Wedding Ring
The romantic traditions associated with rings resound throughout history. Since the time of the Pharaohs the ring has symbolised eternity, a constant reminder that love has no beginning or end.
In Roman times, rings were given as a public pledge of marriage. Early religions then adopted this custom and the ring became an integral symbol of their celebration of marriage. Today, a band worn on the ring finger still conveys this message across many cultures. It symbolises a sacred intention and a promise of lifelong commitment, made to one special person.
Wearing a wedding ring on the ring finger also has fascinating origins. One particularly romantic and mystical explanation held by Egyptians was that the ‘vena amoris’ (the vein of love) flowed directly from the ring finger of the left hand to the heart.
Our world has changed profoundly since the Pharaohs, and while the exchange and wearing of rings depends on a person’s religious or cultural beliefs, the tradition of exchanging rings, remains as meaningful and evocative today.
While we acknowledge the traditions and heritage of the wedding ring, we recognise that commitment between partners is now celebrated across a variety of ceremonies. Our wedding rings have been designed to suit many tastes, from traditional to eclectic to contemporary. Classical, cultural and internationally inspired styling is at the heart of our creations, unified with Peter W Beck’s commitment to superior quality and craftsmanship.