The wedding (and engagement) ring is a common matramonial tradition. The exchanging of the rings is probably one of the few parts of a wedding ceremony that most people can remember, apart from the Hollywood moment, “you my kiss the bride”.
In actual fact a ring isn’t a necessary part of the wedding, you can legally marry without one but it would probably take the shine off the ceremony. The wedding ring is a long held tradition, which simply acts as a nice gesture with the bride and groom giving each other the gift of jewellery to symbolise their love.
We’ve all heard that a ring represents eternity, with no beginning and no end, blah, blah, blah but I think that’s post rationalised clap trap. It’s a nice tradition and a lovely piece of jewellery that doubles as a signal that the man or woman wearing the gold or platinum band is off the market.
Without the wedding ring you’d have to send your better half off into the world wearing a luggage tag reading, ‘property of’.Tschornow