Wedding ring

Wedding Ring or Wedding Band

A wedding ring or wedding band is a finger ring that indicates that its wearer is married. It is usually forged from metal, and traditionally is forged of gold or another precious metal.

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What Hand Does Your Wedding and Engagement Ring Go On?

Depending on culture, a wedding ring is typically worn on the base of the left or right ring finger, if the wearer is left handed often it will go onto the right hand. Many spouses wear their wedding rings day and night, causing an indentation in the skin that is visible even when the ring is removed.

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Why Wedding Rings Are Worn on Third Finger?

Wedding rings have been in use since the time of the Egyptians, though they became widely popular in the ninth century. It was thought in Roman times that there was a vein that ran directly from the third finger to the heart.

Because of this symbolic connection, it was this third finger that was chosen as the site for rings of love. That practice eventually spread to many other parts of the world.

Of course today we have a better understanding of body’s circulation, however, tradition has stayed.

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Wedding Ring Location

The fourth digit or ring finger of the left hand has become the customary place to wear a wedding ring in much of the world, though in certain countries the right hand finger is used. This custom was practically established as the norm during World War II.

The use of the fourth finger of the left hand (the ‘ring finger’) is associated with an old belief that the left hand’s ring finger is connected by a vein directly to the heart: the vena amoris or vein of love. This idea was known in 16th and 17th century England, when Henry Swinburne referred to it in his book about marriage. It can be traced back to ancient Rome, when Aulus Gellius cited Appianus as saying the ancient Egyptians had found a fine nerve linking that particular finger to the heart.

Occasionally rings have been re-purposed to hang from bracelets or necklaces.

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Ring Finger Meaning

The left ring finger symbolizes engagement and marriage for men in Western cultures, and the right ring finger symbolizes the same for men in other countries, such as Germany, Russia and India.

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Wedding Ring Compositions and Styles

Wedding rings are often forged of gold (or gold plated), palladium, platinum, argentium, silver, titanium, tungsten, or more recently, silicone. The perpetuity of noble metals symbolizes the permanence of the marriage. Common engravings on the inside of the ring include the name of one’s spouse, the names of both spouses, the date of the wedding or a phrase of significance to the spouses. In many nations the engagement rings are plain while the bride’s wedding ring commonly is bejeweled.

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Ring Size

Ring sizes can be measured physically by a paper, plastic or metal ring sizer (as a gauge) or by measuring the inner diameter of a ring that already fits.
Ring sticks used to measure the inner size of a ring can be made from a variety of materials including plastic, delrin, wood, aluminium, aluminium with wooden handle and so on. Digital ring sticks also exist.

There are several systems for denoting the sizes of jewellery rings in use around the world:
• In the United States and Canada, ring sizes are specified using a numerical scale, with quarter and half sizes. An increase of a full size is an increase of 0.032 inch (0.8128 mm) in diameter, or roughly 1/10 inch (more precisely, 0.1005 in or 2.55 mm) in inside circumference.
• In Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia, ring sizes are specified using an alphabetical scale, with half sizes.
• In India, Japan and China, ring sizes are specified using a numerical scale, that only has whole sizes, and does not have simple linear correlation with diameter or circumference.
• In Italy, Spain, Netherlands, and Switzerland, ring sizes are specified as the circumference minus 40mm. A 50 ISO was a 10 in Switzerland.

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Ring Size Chart

Inside diameterInside circumferenceSizes
(in)(mm)
ISO
(in)(mm)
ISO
United States,
Canada and
Mexico
United Kingdom,
Ireland,
Australia,
South Africa and
New Zealand
China,
Japan,
South America
IndiaItaly,
Spain,
Switzerland
0.45811.631.4436.50
0.46611.841.4637.2¼
0.47412.041.4937.8½A
0.48212.241.5138.5¾
0.4912.451.5439.11B1
0.49812.651.5639.7
0.50612.851.5940.4C0.5
0.51413.061.6141.011
0.52213.261.6441.72D221.75
0.5313.461.6742.32.25
0.53813.671.6942.9E333
0.54613.871.7243.643.5
0.55414.071.7444.23F44.25
0.56214.271.7744.8554.75
0.5714.481.7945.5G5.5
0.57814.681.8246.1666
0.58614.881.8446.84H76.75
0.59415.091.8747.477.5
0.60215.291.8948.0I888
0.6115.491.9248.7J98.75
0.61815.701.9449.3599.25
0.62615.901.9750.0K1010
0.63416.101.9950.61010.5
0.64216.312.0251.2L1111.25
0.6516.512.0451.96111211.75
0.65816.712.0752.5M1212.5
0.66616.922.0953.1131313.25
0.67417.122.1253.8N13.75
0.68217.322.1454.47141414.5
0.6917.532.1755.1O1515
0.69817.732.1955.71515.75
0.70617.932.2256.3P1616.25
0.71418.142.2457.08161717
0.72218.342.2757.6Q17.5
0.7318.542.2958.3171818.25
0.73818.752.3258.9R1919
0.74618.952.3459.591819.5
0.75419.152.3760.2S2020.25
0.76219.352.3960.8192120.75
0.7719.562.4261.4T21.5
0.77819.762.4462.110202222
0.78619.962.4762.710¼U212322.75
0.79420.172.4963.410½2223.25
0.80220.372.5264.010¾V2424
0.8120.572.5464.611232524.75
0.81820.782.5765.311¼W25.25
0.82620.982.5965.911½242626
0.83421.182.6266.611¾X26.5
0.84221.392.6567.212252727.25
0.8521.592.6767.812¼Y2827.75
0.85821.792.7068.512½Z2628.5
0.86622.002.7269.112¾2929
0.87422.202.7569.713273029.75
0.88222.402.7770.413¼Z130.5
0.8922.612.8071.013½3131
0.89822.812.8271.713¾Z23231.75
0.90623.012.8572.314Z332.25
0.91423.222.8772.914¼3333
0.92223.422.9073.614½Z433.5
0.9323.622.9274.214¾3434.25
0.93823.832.9574.8153534.75
0.94624.032.9775.515¼35.5
0.95424.233.0076.115½3636.25
0.96224.433.0276.815¾36.75
0.9724.643.0577.4163737.5
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Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas & Tips

  1. I love you
  2. Our love is eternal
  3. To my soul mate
  4. C.R. to D.L. July 10
  5. Always
  6. Forever
  7. Eternity
  8. C&D forever (use your first initials)
  9. I thee wed
  10. All my love
  11. I marry you
  12. You have my heart
  13. My heart is in your hands
  14. Never to part
  15. To my wife/husband
  16. Soul mates forever
  17. I’m always with you
  18. To have and to hold
  19. Schmoopie (Your private nicknames for each other)
  20. Here is my heart; guard it well!
  21. No one but you
  22. God for me provided thee
  23. God unite both in love
  24. In thy breast my heart doth rest (Old English)
  25. Pour tous jours (For all days, 15th-century French)
  26. Joie sans fin (Joy without end, French)
  27. Mon coeur est a vous (You have my heart, French)
  28. Je t’aime (I love you, French)
  29. Mon amour (My love, French)
  30. Il mio cuore e il tuo per sempre (My heart is yours forever, Italian)
  31. Amore mio (My love, Italian)
  32. Vivo per lei (I live for her, Italian)
  33. Myn genyst (My heart, Old German)
  34. Mizpah (May the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent from one another, Hebrew, Genesis 31:49)
  35. Ani L’dodi V’dodi Li (My beloved is mine and I am his, Hebrew, Song of Solomon 2:16)
  36. Semper amemus (Let us always love, Latin)
  37. Semper fidelis (Always faithful, Latin)
  38. Pari passu (With equal step, Latin)
  39. Amor vincit omnia (Love conquers all, Latin)
  40. Deus nos iunxit (God joined us, Latin)
  41. 百年好合 (Happily ever after, Chinese)
  42. 花好月圆 (Blissful harmony, Chinese)
  43. A Lifetime Is All That I Need
  44. A Lovely View Of Heaven/But I’d Rather Be With You
  45. A Perfect Fit
  46. All I Refuse & Thee I Choose
  47. All My Heart
  48. All My Love, All My Life
  49. All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter
  50. All You Need Is Love
  51. Always
  52. Always And All Ways
  53. Always And Forever
  54. Always Faithful
  55. Always For Forever
  56. As You Wish
  57. At Last
  58. Baby, I’m Amazed By You
  59. Beautiful In My Eyes
  60. Beloved
  61. Better Part Of Forever
  62. Bless O Lord This Ring
  63. Body, Mind And Heart
  64. Bound To An Angel
  65. By Your Side
  66. Can I Keep You?
  67. Circle Of Love
  68. Circle Of Trust
  69. Come What May
  70. Committed to you
  71. Constant And True
  72. Desire Hath Set My Heart On Fire
  73. Don’t Hope, Believe
  74. Dreams Do Come True
  75. Each For Each Other, Both For God
  76. Endless Love
  77. Eternally Yours
  78. Eternity
  79. Eternity Together
  80. Everlasting Love
  81. Everything I Do, I Do It For You
  82. Faithful & True
  83. Finally Complete
  84. First My Heart, Then My Soul
  85. For All Days
  86. For All That Is Good
  87. For All The Days Of Eternity/Never A Dark Night
  88. For All Time
  89. For Ever And A Day
  90. For I’d Found Love/And Love Was You
  91. For Love So Sweet
  92. For My Greatest Love
  93. For My Sunshine
  94. For Time And All Eternity
  95. For Whither Thou Goest I Will Follow
  96. For You Alone
  97. Forever
  98. Forever Always
  99. Forever And A Day
  100. Forever And Ever
  101. Forever Dancing To The Beat Of Your Heart
  102. Forever Entwined
  103. Forever Friends
  104. Forever In My Heart
  105. Forever Mine
  106. Forever My King, Always Your Queen
  107. Forever Thine
  108. Forever Together
  109. Forever True
  110. Forever Yours
  111. Forever, True And Always
  112. Forevermore
  113. Forget Me Not
  114. Friends & Lovers
  115. From This Day Forward
  116. From This Day On
  117. From This Moment On
  118. Given With Faith, Hope And Love
  119. God Bless Us
  120. God For Me Provided Thee
  121. God Unite Both In Love
  122. God’s Blessing Forever
  123. Gotcha!
  124. Grow Old Along With Me, The Best Is Yet To Be
  125. Grow Old With Me
  126. Happily Ever After
  127. Have Love And All
  128. Heart · Mind · Body · Soul ·
  129. Here Is My Heart, Guard It Well
  130. His (wife’s ring)/Hers (husband’s ring)
  131. Honestly And For True
  132. Hope Is The Life Of Love
  133. How Do I Love Thee
  134. I Am My Beloved
  135. I Am My Beloved/My Beloved Is Mine
  136. I Am The Luckier One
  137. I Am Yours Forever
  138. I Belong to You/You Belong to Me
  139. I Choose Us
  140. I Choose You
  141. I Choose You As My Life mate
  142. I Could Not Ask For More
  143. I Do Not Wish To Love Any Other
  144. I Finally Found You
  145. I Found Love, And Love Was You
  146. I Have Nothing More To Give You But My Heart
  147. I Knew From The Moment I Met You
  148. I Live For You Loving Me
  149. I Love And I Hope
  150. I Love You
  151. I Love You Always
  152. I Love You More
  153. I Love You More Than Anything
  154. I Melt
  155. I Only Have Eyes For You
  156. I Promise You Forever
  157. I Wanna Know How Forever Feels
  158. I Will Always Love You
  159. I Will Be Here
  160. I Will Love You My Whole Life
  161. I Will Never Love Another
  162. I’d Still Choose You
  163. If God Be For Us, Who Can Be Against Us
  164. I’m Amazed By You
  165. I’m Forever Yours, Faithfully
  166. In God And Thee My Joy Shall Be
  167. In Heaven, Too, You Will Have My Hand
  168. In My Mind And Heart
  169. In Perfect Love & Perfect Trust
  170. In This Life I Was Loved By You
  171. It’s Been You All The Time
  172. I’ve Found All I’ve Waited For
  173. Joined As One
  174. Joined In Love
  175. Joined In One By Our Love
  176. Joy Without End
  177. Keep It Real
  178. Kismet
  179. Let Me Always Be With You
  180. Let The Winds Of Heaven Dance Between Us
  181. Let Us Be One Til We Are None
  182. Let Us Live As One
  183. Let Us Live In Love
  184. Life Has Begun
  185. Love · Faith · Honesty
  186. Love All Our Day
  187. Love Always
  188. Love Comforteth Like Sunshine After The Rain
  189. Love Conquers All
  190. Love Eternal
  191. Love Ever
  192. Love For Love
  193. Love Is All You Need
  194. Love Is Enough
  195. Love Is Friendship Set On Fire
  196. Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind
  197. Love Knows No Distance
  198. Love Me
  199. Love Me And Leave Me Not
  200. Love Me As I Love Thee
  201. Love Of My Life
  202. Love Till Death
  203. Love Walked In
  204. Love Without End
  205. Love, Honor, Cherish
  206. Lovers Forever
  207. Maybe I’m Amazed
  208. Mine
  209. More Than Yesterday, Less Than Tomorrow
  210. My Beloved Is Mine
  211. My Best Friend
  212. My Cup Runneth Over
  213. My Dream Came True
  214. My Fated Soulmate
  215. My Favorite
  216. My First, My Only
  217. My Fondest Wish
  218. My Friend, My Love
  219. My Gentle Lover
  220. My Heart
  221. My Heart Is True, My Joy Is You
  222. My Heart Will Be Your Shelter/My Arms Will Be Your Home
  223. My Heart, My Life
  224. My Heart’s Desire
  225. My Lady, My Lover
  226. My Life And My Love
  227. My Life Began With You
  228. My Life, My Love
  229. My Life, My Love, My Center
  230. My Lord, My Lover
  231. My Love Is Forever
  232. My Love Is Forever Yours
  233. My Love Is With You
  234. My Love Will Forever Encircle You
  235. My Love, My Life, My Friend
  236. My Never Ending Love
  237. My One And Only
  238. My One Desire
  239. My One True Love
  240. My Pleasure
  241. My Precious
  242. My Soul Will Keep Thine Company
  243. My True Companion
  244. Near Or Far, I Still Love You
  245. Near You Always
  246. Never Another
  247. Never Another You
  248. Never In Doubt
  249. Never To Part
  250. No Joy Compared To Hearts Content
  251. No One But You
  252. No Regrets
  253. Not Fade Away
  254. Not For Pawning
  255. Nothing Else Matters
  256. Now And Forever
  257. Now I Am Complete
  258. Oh The Places We’ll Go!
  259. Olive Juice
  260. Once Two, Now One
  261. Once Upon A Time
  262. One Flesh
  263. One Life One Love
  264. One Love, One Lifetime
  265. One Sunset At A Time
  266. Our Love Is Fate
  267. Our Love Is Forever
  268. Our Unity Is Christ
  269. Pulse Of My Heart
  270. Put It Back On
  271. Real Love Is Forever
  272. Remember When
  273. Resistance Is Futile
  274. Ring of Hearts A’Fire
  275. S.W.A.K.
  276. See How Much I Love You
  277. So Will My Love Forever Encircle You
  278. Someone To Watch Over Me
  279. Soul Friend
  280. Soul Mates
  281. Sparkle Of My Life
  282. Sweet Love
  283. Sweet Treasure
  284. The Answer To My Prayers
  285. The Beginning Of Forever
  286. The Best Day Of My Life
  287. The Best Is Yet To Be
  288. The Best Proof Of Love Is Trust
  289. The Best Things Are Free
  290. The Music Will Never Stop
  291. The Other Half Of Me Is You
  292. The Road That Never Ends
  293. The World Moves For Love, It Kneels Down In Awe Before It
  294. They Dance Under One Sky
  295. Think Of Me
  296. This And My Heart
  297. This And The Giver Are Thine Forever
  298. This Hath No End, My Sweetest Friend
  299. This Is My Beloved And This Is My Friend
  300. This Is My Solemn Vow
  301. Til Infinity Plus One
  302. Til My Dying Day
  303. To Eternity And Beyond
  304. To Have And To Hold
  305. To Love, Honor & Cherish Always
  306. To The Moon And Back
  307. Today And Always, I Belong To You
  308. Today I Married My Friend
  309. Today, Tomorrow, Forever
  310. Together Forever
  311. True Love Always
  312. Trust Love
  313. Two Bodies, One Heart
  314. Two Bodies, One Life
  315. Two Hearts Together
  316. United As One
  317. Until Eternity Passes
  318. Until My Dying Day
  319. Until My Forever Ends
  320. We Are For Each Other
  321. We Are Forever
  322. We Are One
  323. We Fit
  324. We Shall Be Together Even In The Silent Memory Of God
  325. What The Eye Saw, The Heart Has Chosen
  326. When You Are With Me, I Am Free
  327. When You See This, Remember Me
  328. Where Two Became One
  329. Who So Loves Believes The Impossible
  330. Why Do You Have Your Ring Off?
  331. With All That I Am
  332. With Arms Wide Open
  333. With These Rings We Bind Our Love
  334. With You Always
  335. With You I Belong
  336. Worth The Wait
  337. Wrapped Around You Forever
  338. Yes, I Still Love You
  339. Yesterday, Today And Eternity
  340. Yin/Yang
  341. You And I Will Lovers Die
  342. You And No Other
  343. You Are Home
  344. You Are Mine Forever
  345. You Are My Desire
  346. You Are My Heart
  347. You Are My Home
  348. You Are My Life
  349. You Are My Strength And My Love
  350. You Are My Sunshine
  351. You Are So Beautiful
  352. You Are The Love Of My Life
  353. You Are The Reason
  354. You Are The Reason I Am
  355. You Complete Me
  356. You Fill Up My Senses
  357. You Have My Heart
  358. You Have My Whole Heart For My Whole Life
  359. You Make Me Grow
  360. You Make Me Whole
  361. You Own My Heart
  362. You Shall Never Walk Alone
  363. Your Love Is Better Than Ice Cream
  364. Your Love Is My Happiness
  365. You’re In My Soul
  366. You’re Still The One
  367. You’re The Answer To My Everything
  368. You’re The Answer To My Prayers
  369. Yours In All Ways
  370. Yours Only
  371. Yours Unfailing
  372. Lyrics from your first dance song
  373. I’ll never dance with another
  374. Don’t stop believing
  375. Finally found the love of a lifetime
  376. I would walk 500 miles
  377. I feel so close to you right now
  378. Truly, madly, deeply
  379. So happy together
  380. A whole new world
  381. An inside joke that only your partner will understand
  382. I’m not done with you
  383. No take backs
  384. Alarm will sound if removed
  385. To love, honor and irritate
  386. Legally mine
  387. You’re stuck with me
  388. No refunds
  389. Non-returnable
  390. Dibs
  391. To aid and abet
  392. Why is this off?
  393. I love you more than coffee
  394. Put your ring back on!
  395. Better than bacon
  396. Insert finger here
  397. You are my person
  398. Do or do not, there is no try
  399. May the force be with us
  400. Finders keepers

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