The wearing of wedding rings on the third finger of your left hand dates back to the 17th Century BC. The ancient Egyptians believed that this finger contained a special vein of love that ran directly to the heart.
The idea was that, by placing a metal band around this finger, your everlasting happiness was assured. There are many things to consider when choosing a ring, but it is an enduring reminder of your special day, and a very important element in the act of getting married so take time to get it right as you want to choose a piece that is timeless, and of high quality.
There are 4 popular metals used in the creation of these rings:
- Yellow Gold - traditional and a symbol of wealth, comes in 9,14,18 and 14 carat.
- White Gold - increasingly popular and a hot trend as it co-ordinates really well with silver.
- Platinum - a stylish and hard wearing metal, but slightly more expensive.
- Titanium - a striking grey metal which is extremely durable, and which is a popular male choice.