Different Styles of Wedding Rings From Around the World

There are many different styles and meanings behind wedding rings from around the world. Each culture and religion has their own unique style of wedding ring and a reason for each. Here we’ve listed some of the most unique and popular type of wedding rings from across the globe.

Engraved Hawaiian Rings

The engraved Hawaiian weddings rings are decorated with the spouses name. The engraved letters are often scribed in an antique style of font and can often be darkened or simply allowed to blend in with the metal.

Russian Catholic Trinity Ring

The Russian Catholic wedding bands are made from three interlocking thin rings which represent the trinity.

Often they are made using three different kinds of metal or for a more classic look, they are all made from the same metal.

Indian Bichiya Toe Ring

In India, married women often wear a large ornate ring on their big toe or both of their big toes. They are never made from gold however as it is a Hindu belief that gold should only be worn on the upper half of the body.

Irish Claddagh Ring

The Irish Claddagh Ring represents love, loyalty and friendship. It consists of two hands holding a crowned heart.This traditional Irish ring can be worn upright or face-down as well as on either hand to represent the wearers relationship status.

Turkish Puzzle Ring

This ring consists of 4 or as many as 24 thin odd-shaped rings that join together. The ring is said to have been developed 2000 years ago by a Turkish traveler, who wanted to know if his wife was loyal to him. If she took the ring off, it was unable to be re-assembled, so she was forced to keep it on and he would know on his return if she was faithful to him or not.

If you have been looking at traditional diamond rings and want something a little different, it is a good idea to go online and have a look at some of the wedding rings from around the world. Many of the rings mentioned above are available from mainstream jewellers and are not hard to find.

Another great idea is to design your own. Many jewellers offer this service and it gives you the chance to create something completely unique to you.

Why it is that most cultures wear their wedding band on the left hand?

It is most common that both engagement rings and wedding rings are worn on the left hand. However their are some countries where the wedding ring is worn on the right hand. This is because in some cultures the right hand is considered ‘more righteous.’ In Ancient Egypt they believed that the fourth finger on the left hand had a vein or nerve in it that ran straight to the heart. The Romans called it “vena amoris” meaning vein of love.

There are many beautifully designed wedding rings from around the world. Each culture and religion has some amazing jewellery which represent the bond of marriage. I hope we’ve given you some great insight into some of the different wedding rings available and the stories behind them which make them so unique, special and fascinating.

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