WHAT’S IN A RING?
An anonymous man was noted to have said “From the bottom of your heart, accept your life sentence. Even Scoffield can’t break you out.” This might sound hilariously wicked but its a fact. Rings apart from being fashion statements are also symbols that indicate the consummation of an engagement or marriage.
Historians primarily believe ancient Egypt started the tradition of wearing a wedding band. They wore a wedding band on the ring finger of their left hands, believing this finger held a special vein directly connected to the heart. This was derived from a belief of the Greeks and Romans who also believed there was a vein in the left ‘ring finger’ known as the ‘Vena Amoris’ or the ‘Vein of Love’. They believed this vein connected directly to the heart which is the symbol of love.
The caveman was not shut out of the search for love either. He tied cords made of braided grass around his chosen mate’s wrists, ankles, and waist, to bring her spirit under his control. Approximately around 2800 BC, Egyptians were buried wearing rings made of a single silver or gold wire on the third finger of their left hands, believed to be connected directly to the heart by the vena amoris.
According to Pliny the Elder, a Roman philosopher, around the second century, the groom gave the bride first a gold ring to wear during the ceremony and at special events, then an iron ring to wear at home, signifying her binding legal agreement to his ownership of her.
Fast track to the twenty first century, all these have been modernized and the common goal of wearing that ring was just to secure our love life. Get your relationship right before you wear that ring.
Love is a beautiful thing and should be enjoyed rather than endured. You deserve to be the happiest woman on earth.
So Live. Love. Flourish.