Engagement Bands: How They Came About, What They Signify, And What Happens To Them After A Divorce
February 1, 2018
Priest: "You may now place the ring on the finger of your beloved bride…"
And the groom ever so solemnly takes the bride’s hand, raises it up, locates the right finger, and slips the ring on.
The woman stares on dreamily, and the story continues …
That round shining object that most women look forward to on their big day has a bit of a history surrounding it.
The tradition of rings
Wedding historian Susan Waggoner captured it aptly when she said that back in the days, engagements rings didn’t imply: