What Wedding Rings Symbolize in Different Cultures?

What Wedding Rings Symbolize in Different Cultures?

This is because diamond wedding engagement rings hold a cultural value and allow couples to show their commitment and love to their better half. Below are a few examples of what wedding rings symbolize in different cultures.



Ancient Egypt

Hieroglyphics show that Egyptian brides used to wear wedding rings approximately 5,000 years ago. The Egyptians believed that wedding rings were a symbol of eternity and they signified the eternal love of couples.


You might be a little bit surprised to hear the fact that engagement and wedding rings are not just worn on the left and right hand of brides in India; instead, they are also worn on the toes. Men give engagement toe rings to their brides, which are locally known as “bichiya”.


Exchanging engagement and wedding rings is relatively a new tradition in Japan. Grooms and brides who are having a traditional Shinto wedding exchanged three sips of sake instead of rings during the ceremony. However, couples started to exchange wedding rings in the 1990’s.

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