Wedding ring history – level 1

20-03-2024 15:00

People usually wear a ring if they get engaged or married. This tradition is from old Egypt. For people in Egypt, a ring shows eternity. Eternity is time without an end. A ring also has no beginning and no end. It is like time.

Egyptians also believe in the vein of love. This vein is in the fourth finger on the left hand. People wear a wedding ring on this finger.

Later, wedding ring traditions go to Greece and Rome. In old Rome, a ring means that a woman belongs to a man. During World War II, men give women a ring before they go to war.

Since the 1950s, diamond rings are popular. A diamond company has a slogan. The slogan says that diamonds are forever. For many people, the diamond ring shows that their love is forever.

Difficult words: tradition (something that many people do for a long time), vein (a body part where blood moves in the body), slogan (some words or a sentence which people easily remember).

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What is the origin of the tradition of wearing a wedding ring and what does it symbolize for different cultures?


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