The History of Rings

Rings may be some of the most noticed jewelry if for no other reason than their use as a symbol of marital status. Rings are mentioned in Genesis in the Bible as well as in the myth of Prometheus, although their exact origin date is unknown.

No matter how or where rings were first created, they have been crafted from a variety of materials, including ivory, stone, gold, silver, porcelain and jet. A gold ring is first mentioned in Rome in 432 AD and soon became very popular with Romans, who wore them on multiple fingers.

Despite the simplicity of a ring’s shape a variety of designs have sprung up through the ages. A gimmel ring is composed of three hoops linked together, often of different shades of gold. This style dates to the late 16th century. The Claddagh ring is an Irish tradition that began 300 years ago and features two hands clasping with a heart above them.

The first record of rings being exchanged in wedlock occurred in about 4800 BC in Egypt.  The fourth finger of the left hand, or ring finger, was supposedly chosen as the place to wear a wedding band because the Romans believed that a vein in that finger ran directly to the heart.

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