The Symbolism of the Wedding Band


Wedding bands are typically exchanged between a couple on their wedding day, and usually the ring exchange is a part of their wedding ceremony. Wedding bands today are viewed as a symbol of the love and commitment to each other. The circle is the symbol of eternity, with no beginning and no end and therefore symbolizes just the way love should be.

Traditional wedding bands are usually made of metal, the most common metals used are platinum, gold, and silver, however in recent years there are more choices available including tungsten carbide, titanium, ceramic, wood, bone, and even rubber. Some newlyweds choose to have a band tattooed on their finger.

There are many traditions when it comes to which finger to wear your wedding band, but for many, the wedding band is worn on the left hand fourth finger otherwise known as the ring finger. This tradition dates back to the Romans who believed there was a vein in the ring finger the “Vena Amoris” or the “Vein of Love” which was said to be connected directly to the heart. In many of the Northern and Eastern European countries the tradition is to wear your wedding band on you right hand fourth finger, for example Denmark, Norway, and Russia to name just a few.

The wedding band is viewed by most married couples as the most important piece of jewelry they own and wear daily, so it needs routine care and maintenance to keep it looking like new. Whether it is a plain metal band, or it has stones; a professional inspection, clean, and polish can be done by the master jewelers at