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Tungsten Wedding Rings An Symbol Of Eternal Love

By Jenni Wright

Human culture is amazingly different and wildly diverse in a number of different ways. Yet, some customs such as marriage are shockingly universal. Consider the considerable geographic barriers, such as mountains, oceans and deserts that once separated mankind before advanced forms of transportation. However, marriage has somehow managed to permeate its way onto nearly every continent and culture. Likewise, some of the customs of marriage, such as the wedding ring, have also enjoyed a similar popularity.

Wedding rings are commonly worn on the forth finger of the left hand, but why this is the case is still something of a mystery. The most likely reason is that about seventy-five percent of people are right handed. By wearing a wedding ring on the left hand, the right hand is kept free. This might not seem like such a “big deal” in modern times. After all, more and more of us make our living working from a desk. But in the past, physical labor was the name of the game. Having one’s dominant hand free was much more important in the “olden days,” especially for those performing skilled or semi-skilled labor.

Nearly as old as wedding rings themselves is the practice of inscribing the rings with words of undying love. Of course, this can led to some awkwardness if the relationship ever ends, but the practice is still as popular as ever.

It is no coincidence that metals have consistently been used throughout history for wedding rings. Metals are durable, usually last longer than a human lifetime, and are generally pretty to look at. It is only during recent years, with the wide scale adoption of mechanization and tools, that the metal ring became comparatively easy to produce. Thus, in ancient times, a metal ring also was a work of art and would usually a valued possession.

The association between weddings and wedding rings across cultures is truly remarkable. It is also impressive to consider that the circle has been so consistently used, instead of another shape such as a necklace or a pin on one’s clothing. No doubt this is partially due to the inherent geometric appeal of the circle. Considering that the circle has no beginning and no end, it is perfect for use as a symbol for something that is eternal, such as love.

Jenni Wright is a writer who has a passion for weddings, flower arranging, and wedding jewelry like tungsten wedding bands.

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