There are few occasions more important, special or momentus than your wedding. Most little girls and, perhaps little boys, grow up thinking, dreaming and planning their wedding. Weddings are seen as one of the most important events in a person’s life.
The wedding ring is the jewellery most associated with marriages. In our modern era, the wedding jewellery, usually the wedding ring, is worn on the hand on which it has been placed during the ceremony. Wedding jewellery today symbolically declares the life long love and fidelity of each partner.
Wedding jewellery, particularly the wedding ring, historically is believed to have been derived from the Romans. The wedding jewellery ring is worn on the left hand ring finger because there was thought to be a vein in the finger, referred to as the 'Vena Amoris' or the 'Vein of Love' said to be directly connected to the heart. These days, when it comes to wedding jewellery, the main focus is placed on the bride’s and groom’s rings.
Significantly, more brides toady are breaking away from traditional wedding jewellery in efforts to make unique statements. They want their individuality to shine when planning their weddings and picking out their wedding rings and other wedding jewellery.
Wedding jewellery forms one of the most important parts of the wedding. Let's face it - out of everything that happens that day, it's the wedding rings that continue on as a reminder of the event.
Once wedding rings have been chosen, other wedding jewellery is sometimes also picked out. Wedding jewellery of necklaces, bracelets, or earrings for the bridesmaids and/or cuff links for the men in the wedding party can also form part of the wedding jewellery.
There is much tradition and history associated with weddings and wedding jewellery is a significant and important part of many cultural heritages.