The wedding ring is an emblem of love through time.
A circle has no beginning or end and is therefore a symbol of infinity. It is endless, eternal, just the way love should be.
But why in the western cultures, wedding rings are worn on the left ring finger?
A theory says that Christians were first to place the wedding ring on the left hand ring finger. Indeed, as the priest recited during the binding ,”In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit”, he would take the ring and touch the thumb, the index finger, and the middle finger; then, while saying “Amen”, he would place the ring on the ring finger.
Before the wedding ring comes the engagement ring and shopping for an engagement ring is actually a lot like shopping for a house or car, except the finished product is much smaller and much shinier. You can’t really just look at one and say, “Ok, I’ll take it!”