rings, or wedding bands as they are often called, are said to have
originated in Ancient Egypt more than 4,800 years ago. They were
originally fashioned from rushes, hemp or braided grass. The circular
shape symbolised never-ending love and the ring was worn by the
bride on the third finger of her left hand as the vein in that finger
was believed to be the “vena amoris”, or vein of love
directly connected to the heart.
The Romans continued the tradition, using the more permanent material
of iron. By the Middle Ages in Europe gold was most often used,
frequently in combination with precious gemstones such as rubies,
sapphires, and most valued of all diamonds.
Mens wedding rings are a more recent tradition that grew rapidly
during the Second World War when men, separated for long periods
from their wives, sought a symbolic reminder of their loved one.
We Are Here to Help
At Lawrence Sanders we stock an extensive range of wedding
rings including ladies and gents designs. They range from plain
traditional styles to heavier European inspired rings in two and
three tone gold, platinum and titanium with carved, textured and
diamond set designs.
If you have a special style in mind, or need to have a ring designed
to fit with your engagement ring, we would be delighted to design
a ring that meets your needs and your budget.