Symbol of Love
In view of the fact those primeval times, human beings have used rotund objects to represent love, stability of life and precision. Long before marriage bands as we by tradition know them, ancient Romans used to wear rings made of a variety of metals to symbolize the eternity of endless love. The custom of wearing the wedding ring on the third – or “ring” – finger also comes from ancient Rome. In those days there was the belief that the “vena amoris” – or “love vein” – passed through this finger and went straight to the heart.
Down the centuries, wedding rings have attributed different meanings and purposes, often being a testimony to wealth and means, much like the dowry, rather than a celebration of love and a life in common. Today, on the contrary, choosing the wedding bands is a key moment in the organization of this important event. Together, the bride and the groom choose the precious jewel to be worn for their entire life, symbolizing their loyalty to each other, the love that binds them and the direction they have chosen to take together. Traditionally, yellow gold has been largely preferred by jewelers for wedding bands but in recent years different colours and materials have been adopted, such as platinum wedding bands, which are more exclusive but still traditional, pink gold wedding bands, which are sophisticated and slightly retro’, white gold wedding bands, which show originality, and gold and diamond wedding rings, which express class and romance.
“The finish and engraving on the textured rings are done entirely by hand, which means that no two rings are exactly the same.”