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Couple Promise Rings Set: what does it mean?

While many couples exchange rings as a part of their wedding, this was not the norm not long ago. The tradition of exchanging wedding rings has been in place for a long time, but engagement rings are relatively new.

Over time, various nations have created their own distinct customs and traditions regarding engagement rings. The traditions and customs that surround engagement rings and engagement rings change frequently. The days of a wedding party comprised of only two people are long gone. The traditions and the social scene have changed to be more vibrant.

Learn about how the tradition of the engagement ring started and what you should be aware of.

How long has this tradition been in existence?

It is believed that the tradition of presenting rings to couples for engagement is a tradition that dates back to Pope Stephen (also called Saint Stephen). He was Pope between 254 and 257 AD, and a fervent advocate of the indissolubility of marriage. The purpose of the engagement ring was to symbolize and strengthen the vow of marriage between two people.

In the Christian religion, the ring is an indication of wedding. Since the 13th century weddings, brides and grooms have placed rings on their respective hands during church weddings. It took a long time before the distinction between engagement and wedding rings was made common.

The tradition of the engagement rings can be traced back to the beginning of Greece. It was customary for grooms to present their loved ones a ring to show their love and affection. The Roman Empire also passed on similar traditions and a ring of iron decorated with keys was intended to signify the connection between two people.

There is also a historical connection between the engagement rings and the ancient Egypt. This could be the reason why it is customary in certain countries for a rings to be worn on the left. The arterial connection to the heart is located in the left arm.

In the Middle Ages it was common to present a bride with an iron ring, to show that she had received her Dowry. Even back then those with a lot of money could get extravagantly designed rings, some of them even adorned with diamonds.

The custom of giving an engagement ring made of gold with diamonds or gemstones to symbolize a marriage commitment is believed to be a relatively recent custom. It was first introduced in an advertising campaign by the diamond manufacturer De Beers. The slogan "A Diamond is Never-ending" is still in use today.

Engagement rings significance in Germany

Since the 20th century engagement rings have been an integral symbol of marriage in Germany. Couples exchange rings to symbolize their engagement and to symbolize their vows to marry. The rings can be worn as wedding rings following the wedding ceremony. The rings are then transferred from the left hand to the right hand. If the couple decides they would like to wear wedding rings for their wedding, the engagement ring is typically taken off.

Engagement rings are a tradition in the USA

In the USA, the engagement ring is typically given to the bride. In many Hollywood films the groom presents the bride an engagement ring as part of the traditional and romantic wedding proposal. The ring is usually worn following the wedding as an extra ring to the wedding band. This tradition is gradually spreading to other countries.

Tradition of engagement rings in Turkey

This is also the case for the tradition of engagement rings. In Turkey it is also part of the tradition that surrounds the planning of the wedding. In Turkey unlike Germany, the parents of the groom-to be visit the parents of the bride to evaluate the situation. In tea, the subject of weddings is discussed. If everyone agrees that their children should get married the bride-to-be's future bride and groom will receive engagement rings. The red cord joins the rings. The cord is cut by a family member to officially signify the engagement.


The history of the engagement ring is extensive and diverse. There are many commonalities despite the different the customs and practices in different countries. The engagement ring is a universal symbol of the promise of. lasting affection. It doesn't matter how the engagement ring is presented or how the ring's design looks like, regardless of whether it's for a single partner or both partners.


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