The History Of Wedding Ring

Wedding Ring

Wedding Ring

Wedding ring is a ring that indicating for someone is married. It traditionally wore in left or right finger ring by women only, but today both men and women are also wore the same ring.

Looking at the early begin, it was the ancient Egyptian who established the custom of placing a ring on the finger of his wife, as a sign that he had confidence in her ability to care for his house.

The Greek and Roman bridegroom often gave a ring to the bride’s father, as a practice that was probably a survival of primitive bride purchase. In the second century B. C., the Roman bride was presented with a gold ring. But this she wore only in public. Such a ring was much too precious to wear while tending to household duties; and so the groom gave the bride a second ring – for use in the home – which was usually made of iron and had little knobs in the form of a key.

Probably the most imposing ring of all time was that used at the Hebrew wedding. This curious ring was shaped like the roof of a Jewish temple, and was so large and clumsy that it could not be worn in the ordinary manner. In times, the era of Christianity used the ring in marriage ceremonies, and it was not the plain circlet that we now use, but a highly decorated device, engraved with symbolical figures of doves, lyres and even of two linked hands. Such a “Heathenish” gadget was not given a hearty reception by the Church, and for a long time its use was discouraged, though never completely abandoned.

There are some issues discussing about the placed of wedding ring into finger ring. First opinion come up because of belief of the ancients’ that a special vein or nerve, called vena amoris, ran directly from this finger to the heart. Then, it was said that this particular combination was most suitable for finery, as the left hand was used less than the right and the third finger would better protect the ring from injuries, in as much as it could not be extended but in company with some other finger. Another explanation centers about the idea of the left hand denoting subjection of wife to husband.

In medieval England, a bridegroom would slide the ring part way up his bride’s thumb, index and middle finger, saying “In the name of the father, the son, and the holy ghost” as he passed each one. He then put the ring on the next available finger – the third finger of the left hand. This practice was finally formalized in the 1500’s when Henry VIII’s son authored The Book of Common Prayer, which gives English modern Protestant wedding vows and decrees on which finger our wedding rings should go.

The History Of Engagement Ring

The History Of Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring

Literally, engagement ring is a ring that worn by those whom engage and getting married. In some culture or country the use of engagement ring is vary. In UK, Ireland and North America, the engagement is traditionally worn by women only. While, in other culture both men and women are worn the ring. In other culture, the engagement ring is just the same as wedding ring.

Conventionally, the meaning of engagement ring represented a gift by a man to his beloved while after he proposes marriage or after the lady accepts the proposal. In other hand, it such the practice of sealing the marriage contract with a ring. While, today some say that engagement ring is a symbol that you and your love one is having serious relationship and there is plan to be married in some other time.

Regarding the symbol of the relationship, at the early begin of this issue, there were not a patent symbol that mention about valuable ring becomes the subject matter. The thing that made a symbol is about the circle. It was adapted by the culture from the ancient that circle is symbolizes perfections, unity, peace, holiness and endlessness because of its no beginning and no end.

People in the Ancient Europe used hair knots as circle rings and it was a symbol of love, faith, friendship. The early rings were made from materials like iron, copper, silver and gold became popular during Medieval period. The reach class usually uses the gold and silver ones. During times, the rings became jewelry in the 14th century.

Christians started to use rings for their wedding ceremonies in 8th century. As a symbol of love. Wedding rings were first documented in second century by the Roman poet of Plautus. Egyptians were known using wedding ring as a symbol. Wedding rings and bands were mentioned in the hieroglyphics on the walls and tombs. Egyptians used for bands heavy metals encrusted with precious stones. Until the 15th Century only Kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength, courage and invincibility. Over the centuries, the faceted diamonds (diamonds that produce sparkles with internally reflected light and shows off the “fire” of the stone) acquired their unique status as the ultimate gift of love.

Today, the engagement ring has its own place to be the only symbol of love between the lovers. Practically, there are millions of idea to bring the beauty into a piece of ring and become the new prestige among the user, instead to represent the basic meaning.

Pledge Pin

Pledge Pin

Pledge Pin

Pledge is refer to those who are agree to join into a fraternity or sorority in a batch of college. The member of the sorority or fraternity is being called as pledges or aspirants, but since 1972 it became Associate Member.

For those who join the fraternity or sorority as pledges or associate member will get pin based on their membership and to show their existence. This pin is called as pledge pin. The member must worn for the duration of the pledging period, usually during all times which not considered dangerous to do so, like during sport or some feud events. All pledge pins, therefore, were made with a threaded post and were affixed to the left coat lapel through a buttonhole and secured by a brass disc screwed onto the back.

Signet Ring

Signet Ring

Signet Ring

Signet ring is a ring that worn by individuals bearing an initial, monogram, or other image to denote the identity and, long ago, the social or noble status of the wearer. Moreover, Signet rings have been used to affix personal identification marks and stamps of approval to documents throughout history. Signet rings are ornamental pieces of jewelry that have traditionally been adorned with coats of armor, family crests or symbols representing membership in specific organizations or associations. When pressed into a blob of hot wax, the signet ring doubles as a personalized stamp of approval.

Hence, the signet ring’s original purposes of indicating rank and imprinting seals on important letters are no longer concerns in the modern western world, but the beauty of signet rings and their interesting background have kept them alive as stylish fashion accessories for men and women.

Signet ring have a long and illustrious history and figure prominently in a great deal of well known artwork and literature. The earliest types of gold signet rings were found in the tombs of the ancient Egyptians, the same society that was first to fully incorporate wedding and engagement rings into their religious ceremonies and hold them as important social constructs.

The most common types of signet rings currently worn are made from white or yellow gold and engraved with the initials or simply the first letter of the wearer’s first name. The variety of shapes, widths, and styles for the ring and the number of fonts from which to choose to create engravable signet rings allow you to personalize your gold signet ring in a number of ways not limited to your initials.

The term signet ring or seal has its origins in the Hebrew and Greek words “hotam” and “sphragis.” Original signets were put to use much the same way as today’s signatures or signs of authority and were displayed on documents, doors or tombs. The Bible contains stories of the signet ring or seal both literally and metaphorically.

Signet rings in ancient Egypt were made from stone. They were flat on one side, round on the other. The flat side was ornately decorated with inscriptions, symbols, hieroglyphics or images of the scarabaeus or the sacred beetle, which was worshipped by both Egyptians and Phoenicians as well as other ancient cultures. These seals were occasionally made from blue pottery.

During the Middle Ages, signet rings were used to show that the wearer was privileged and as a means of sealing letters to prove their authenticity. Before long, signets rings and seals were the single indicator that legal, government and business documents were genuine. Beginning with the reign of England’s King Edward II (1307-27) and ending in 1851, the seal from the king’s signet ring was required on all official documents.

Today, the signet ring is no longer accepted as a legally binding signature or an indication of authenticity. However, it continues to be worn by individuals who choose to publicly display their family lineage or affiliations for all to see.

The Meaning Of Charm Bracelet

Charm Bracelet

Charm Bracelet

Charm bracelets are jewelry worn around the wrist and hold charms that represent important events in ones life. Each of the bead in charm bracelet has meaning and symbol.

Airplane: You will have a life of travel and adventure

Angel : Your life will be blessed

Baby Bottle : You will have happy and healthy children

Ballerina : Your dreams will come true

Butterfly : You will have a colorful life

Cake: You will have a sweet life

Car : You will have a life of travel and adventure

Cross : Your life will be blessed

Dolphin : You will have a life of joy and fun

Dragonfly : You will have a life of good fortune

Elephant : You will have a life of cherished memories

Flower : Love will blossom for you soon

Handbag : You will have a life of prosperity

Heart : True love will find you

High Heeled Shoe : You will have a life of glamour and style

Key : You will have a happy home

Ladybug/Ladybird : You will have good luck

Lock : Your dreams will be unlocked soon

Owl : You will have a life of wisdom

Postage stamp : Good news will come your way

Rose : You will have a life of beauty

Shamrock : You will have a lucky life

Star : You will have your wishes granted

Suitcase : You will have a life of travel and adventure

Charm Bracelet

Charm Bracelet

Charm Bracelet

A charm bracelet is a type of jewelry that worn around the wrist. Why is it called as charm bracelet, because it carries personal “charms”, which are decorative pendants or trinkets which signify important things in the wearer’s life.

The wearing of charms may have begun as a form of amulet to ward off evil spirits or bad luck. During the pre-historic period, jewelry charms would be made from shells, animal-bones and clay.

The role of charms, however changed over time from that of practical use and as a means of warding off evil, to a purely aesthetic one. It was Queen Victoria who become more popularizing this kind of jewelry at her era. She had a series of charms designed and produced to give as gifts to her extended family and circle of friends every New Year. Queen Victoria’s own fascination with charms, jewelery and pendants made charm bracelets enormously popular amongst the gentry of the time, as a luxurious fashion items. At such a time it was common for the wealthier classes to show off their fortune by wearing elaborate and exotic clothing, and the wearing of charm bracelets as a fashion accessory.

It wasn’t until World War II, however, when soldiers, who collected trinkets as a reminder of men they knew, the women they loved, and their time in the trenches, that the wearing of charms really took off throughout Britain and the rest of Europe. Fighting, often away from their loved ones for years at a time, soldiers would buy small reminders of the places they had been as presents for their families back home. Such presents, some bought, others found, seemed to encapsulate moments from the soldiers’ time away and as such charms became hugely popular as a means of capturing emotion and personal memories. Since then charms have often been collected as reminders of good times, and because they signify a great amount of sentiment which their wearers wish to carry around with them.

Nowadays charms and trinket bracelets are highly sought after the world over. Ever popular with young celebrities, charms have recently been used to promote charities, religion, good times, and just plain fun, as well as carrying the sentiment which comes with every one.

Puzzle Ring

Puzzle Ring

Puzzle Ring

A traditional puzzle ring is a type of finger ring made up of four, six, eight, or twelve interconnected rings. Contemporary designs include rings of three, five or seven bands. Puzzle rings often appear to be endless knots. Manythink this points to Celtic heritage. Reassembly is a form of mechanical puzzle. Many are Italian or English from the Renaissance period, although they are becoming more common in North America.

The story is told that in ancient times a Turkish Nobleman was so in love with his wife that he wanted to be sure she was faithful to him while he was away. He asked his jeweler to make a puzzle ring for his wife that would fall apart when removed, and he would not tell her the solution.

Some people also refer to the puzzle ring as a Turkish Wedding Band, but it is unclear how the puzzle ring acquired this name as the Turkish people do not use the puzzle ring as a wedding band. Perhaps the name was given to the puzzle ring to tempt the service men and women stationed at the numerous US military bases in Turkey, to purchase it as a token of their love for their spouses, partners and significant others back home.

The puzzle ring has seen a resurgence of popularity over the last few years. Many baby boomers remember the puzzle ring from their youth as a silver trinket they played with. Although it is unclear where the puzzle ring was first made or how it has acquired its name our family has studied the art of puzzle ring design for over 30 years.

Grill, High Fashion Teeth

Grill Jewelry


A grill, is a front of gold which become one of the type of jewelries that worn over the teeth. Grills are made from metal and it removable. In hip hop culture, the artists wore this kind of jewelry since 1980s, but they became widely popular during the mid-2000s due to the rise of Dirty South rap, and it mostly common in USA only. Before mouth grills were all the rage, one or two simple gold teeth were the look of choice for rappers and hip hop artists. People live Public Enemy’s Flava Flav really brought gold teeth out into the forefront. Then in the 1990’s, a new look began to emerge. More and more artists were showing off entire rows of gold that stretched across the whole front of their mouths.

The famous rapper Nelly made grills even more famous when he performed his smash hit single “Grillz” which was released in 2005. Ever since, the trend has increased in numbers. Another famous artist who is proud of his grill is Paul Wall. Not only does he show off his wild grills, he also owns his own jewelry store in Texas where he makes them for other people by hand.

Grills are made of several types of metal, often silver, gold, or platinum that is sometimes inlaid with precious stones; they are generally removable, though some may be permanently attached to the teeth. Grills can cost anywhere from one hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, depending on the materials used and the number of teeth covered.

According to the American Dental Association in June 2006, no studies have shown whether the long-term wearing of grills is safe. If the grills fit properly and are worn only intermittently, wearers are at a low risk for dental problems, according the ADA.

Holy Rosary



Rosary, it taken from Latin rosarium, meaning “rose garden” or “garland of roses”, is a traditional Catholic devotion. The term denotes the prayer beads used to count the series of prayers that make up the rosary. The prayers consist of repeated sequences of the Lord’s Prayer followed by ten prayings of the Hail Mary and a single praying of “Glory Be to the Father” and is sometimes accompanied by the Fatima Prayer; each of these sequences is known as a decade. The praying of each decade is accompanied by meditation on one of the Mysteries of the Rosary, which recall the life of Jesus Christ.

The rosary is a form of combined prayer and meditation that has been around for over 1200 years. The origin of the rosary dates back to the ninth century where Irish monks would recite and chant the 150 Psalms of the Bible as a major part of their worship. People living near the monasteries were drawn towards this beautiful and harmonious devotion, and they became very eager to join in with the monks’ prayers.

As this form of devotion became increasingly popular, people started to devise methods in order to keep track of their prayers. At first, 150 little pebbles were placed inside small leather pouches to keep count. Since this method was rather troublesome, a thin rope having 50 knots on it was used instead (it was used three times for a total of 150 prayers). Eventually, the instrument of choice became the use of string with small pieces of wood.

As you can see, the rosary we know today is the result of many evolutions dating back several hundred years. Although the manner in which the rosary is recited has changed, the results of praying the rosary are still the same. Countless interventions still occur today, and the power and divine graces the rosary offers are available to everyone who is willing to give it a chance.

The Travel Time Of Nose Piercing

Nose Piercing

Nose Piercing

Following the trend of body piercing, we are agree that body piercing is now become the part of the trend fashion. The proves that body piercing is already become the part of human kind was found in the oldest mummy, name Ötzi the Iceman, from about 3300 BC. This mummy founded an Autrian glacier with an earring. The earring measured 7-11mm in diameter.

Nose piercing, which is one of types of body piercing, is a piercing that engaging the nose that become the objects of the pierce. It normally having purpose as wearing of jewelry and become the second popular piercing after earlobe piercing.

Dating back to the early history of nose piercing, it was sixteenth century Hindu legends related nose piercing to the ancient legends of Parvathi, the daughter of the Himalayas and the mother goddess of marriage. Besides any worshipful or medical purposes for nose piercing, it was simply looked upon as a mark of great beauty and an indicator of elevated social standing.

In the days of ancient India, a young bride would have her nose pierced as her wedding day approached. The nose jewelry would be fastened by a chain to her hair, and it would be removed by her groom on their wedding night. Time after time, nose piercing become more popular and already spread among Arab and Egyptian cultures. Not only women, men are also start to wear this piercing because it shows the manliness and power. Body piercings of all types became increasingly popular, even spreading throughout all corners of the Roman Empire.

Nose piercing is now remained on the social radar of all types of young people, from the hippies of the Seventies, to the Punk rockers of the Eighties, to the Goths of the Nineties all the way through to today. For many it symbolizes their rejection of traditional ideals and values.