The Wedding Ring

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Ever wonder why people wear wedding rings on their left hand?….Besides the traditional belief that it is worn on the left hand ring finger because there was thought to be a vein in the finger, referred to as the Vein of Love, there is history and symbolism to it as well. The “ring” started out with materials made out of sedges, rushes and reeds that were twisted and braided into rings for fingers. Later materials used were leather, ivory and bone with gold being the most traditional metal as of today.  The theory is that the soft metal is less worn or injured on the finger of the left hand due to most of the world being right handed.   Further, the fourth finger on the left hand is probably the second to the least used finger on a person’s hands outside of pinkies. The more expensive the material the more love shown to the receiver. The circle was the symbol of eternity, with no end or beginning, while the hole in the center signified a door leading to things both known and unknown.  No matter how you wear it, a wedding ring is a symbol of immortal love.  Share yours with us at Agave of Sedona – the premier wedding and event center.

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