The tradition of wearing wedding rings can be traced back to the ancient Egyptian period about 3000 BC. People made simple rings with reed or hemp as gifts to each other, and the exchange of rings symbolizes eternal love. The custom of wearing a wedding ring on the left ring finger can be traced back to ancient Rome, when people believed that the left ring finger had a “vein of love” (vena amoris) connected to the heart. In the Roman period of the 9th century, wearing a wedding ring represented the commitment and constraint between the two. Pope Nicholas has issued a decree that the man must present the engagement ring to the woman before getting married, and accepting the wedding ring also means receiving Restricted by law, no breach is allowed.
Actually, the wedding ring does not expressly stipulate which hand to wear, it only depends on the tradition and personal habits of different regions. In areas such as the Chinese region, Britain, the United States, France, and Italy, people usually wear the wedding ring on the left ring finger. In countries such as Germany, Spain, Greece and Russia, the wedding ring is worn on the right ring finger. In addition, personal habits also greatly affect where the ring will be worn. Since most people are right-handed, it is common to wear a ring on the left hand to avoid collisions and obstructions in daily work, and vice versa for left-handed people.
The materials and craftsmanship of the ring are constantly changing with the development of human civilization and technology. Materials from reeds, bones and ivory in ancient times, to iron after the invention of cast iron technology, to gold, silver, copper and platium in the Middle Ages and beyond. Even modern materials and technologies such as palladium, titanium, and conductive rhodium. The craftsmanship ranges from the earliest weaving and pasting, hand engraving, to hot casting and cold forging, to the tube cutting during industrial era. Even the modern industrial CNC machines and press forming technology. The diversity of materials and craftsmanship of the ring has increased with the advancement of science and technology. This credits to the metalworkers and designers who have the pursuit of craftsmanship, whether it is researching, designing and making top-notch equipments, or following ancient methods and reviving traditional craftsmanship. And most importantly, there is a group of audiences who are like you, who pursue craftsmanship. DAWN selects and explores the craftsmanship and design of wedding rings in different regions, so that you can find the most representative love tokens.