Friday, January 30, 2009

Wedding part 1: The Ring

Ok everyone! Here it is! The Gorgeous ring that my Wonderful Fiance gave me! Princess cut diamond with a white gold band. My very favorite part is the way the wedding band hugs the form of the ring so perfectly! Writing this blog makes me wish I had it on my finger right now. oh well it's my own fault for telling him the wrong size! haha

Did you know that the tradition of the wedding ring is the longest surviving wedding tradition every. Men have been getting down on one knee so to speak for thousands of years! (Well not Ross, he just sat there looking nervous! ha ha) The Egyptians were the first recorded to have worn wedding rings. They believed that the ring finger on the left hand had a vein that ran straight to the heart! What better way to symbolize the love and commitment between a man and a woman. I was surprised to find that not all cultures follow the tradition of waring the ring on the left ring finger...Roman Catholics wore the wedding ring on the right hand and in the Jewish faith, it is worn on the index finger of the left hand. Go figure!

I was talking with my friends, one of them who is also getting married, about our rings. We all have the white gold bands and wouldn't dream of wearing a yellow gold band. It turns out that all of our mothers have yellow gold rings! Funny how trends run!

3 comments:

aubrey said...

what a lovely history lesson, rach. and i love my white gold band..though after nine years i have to get it rodium plated every few months or so to keep the shine.

Ryan and Julianne said...

OK, excuse me -- CONGRAUTLATIONS! I did NOT know about this whole thing, but I did read your post long ago where you announced you had a boyfriend, and so today, I thought, "I wonder if anything else has happened with Rachel and her new boyfriend." APPARENTLY SO! Woohoo, well -- congratulations. Your ring is quite lovely. I always liked the princess cut diamonds the best. Nice work. POST PICTURES of the guy soon!!

Christie said...

Rachael your ring is GORGEOUS!! I love it! Congrats. I am so excited for you guys.

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