Are Wedding Rings Important? The Significance of Wearing a Wedding Ring

The significance of wedding rings

Wedding rings remain a significant part of both the wedding day and marriage. They represent a couple’s commitment to each other. Wedding rings are both a visual display of commitment and a constant reminder of the love and partnership between two people. Wedding rings uphold a tradition—time honoured by our parents, our grandparents and generations before them.

Do you question whether to wear a wedding ring?

There are many reasons for a person’s reluctance to wear a wedding ring. Not wishing to wear a wedding ring can be for the following reasons.

Sentimental and important - fingerprint engraved wedding ring set

Problems with wearing a wedding ring at work

Manual workers are often reluctant—not wishing to damage their wedding ring. Other careers call for the removal of a wedding ring during work. Examples include electricians and firefighters. Within certain careers in the NHS, diamond set rings are not permissible for hygiene reasons.

The cost of a wedding ring when budgeting for a wedding

Many couples put wedding rings to the bottom of the list when organising their wedding. The combined cost of a wedding day is a significant and long-term expense for many millennials. But what many couples forget is the fact that wedding rings are a permanent element of their marriage. So many elements of the wedding are forgotten after the big day, but wedding rings remain in place for a lifetime. Therefore, we suggest a change—prioritising wedding rings above many of the expensive yet shortlived elements of a wedding.

Wedding rings have their own special moment during a wedding ceremony

Ask yourself. How many of the other elements (besides the cake) have their moment of glory during a wedding ceremony? There you go. Leave out the wedding rings and you miss a significant part of a traditional wedding ceremony.

Guests ask to see your wedding rings

At a recent family wedding, once the ceremony was over, I noticed many guests approaching the bride. Each guest asked to see her wedding ring. A small and perfectly formed wedding ring is too small for guests to see during the ceremony. Many guests request to view the rings in the following hours of the day. By comparison, the wedding dress is revealed from the start unlike the wedding rings presented during their moment of glory.

For brides, a wedding ring shows a transition from engagement

Worn alongside an engagement ring, a wedding ring reveals the journey from engagement into married life. Wearing an engagement ring without a wedding ring gives the appearance of ‘still engaged but not married.’ A wedding ring is also the perfect opportunity to create a bridal set made up of the engagement ring with a beautiful matching wedding ring.

Matching bridal wedding ring set

Wedding rings to complete the well-dressed gent

When men ask us what jewellery they should wear, our reply usually refers to a trio of jewellery items. Kept simple by design, the combination of a wedding ring, a stylish watch and a pair of well-made cufflinks work in harmony for the well-dressed gentleman.

You decide…

Whether you decide a wedding ring is for you, or not, the choice is yours. Rest assured that we are there for you. Never hesitate to contact us if you wish to discuss your wedding ring. We have decades of friendly help and expertise to offer when choosing your perfect wedding ring. Or not. 😉

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.