How Did the Wedding Ring Originate and Where Did the First Wedding Rings Come From?

A school of thought persists that the first wedding rings were used by barbarians to tether the bride to her captor’s home.

This may or may not be true, but we do know that around 2800 B.C., because the Egyptians considered a circle to signify eternity, rings were used in marriage ceremonies.

The Romans often added a miniature key welded to one side of the bride’s ring to signify that she now owned half of her husband’s wealth.

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