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When and where did this start?

I know this is completely random but I was just wondering when and where the tradition of wedding and engagement rings started? How long ago was it determined that a ring on your left ring finger was the symbol of love, loyalty, committment?


Asked by bjw_053109 at 2:50 AM on Jan. 31, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • The tradition of engagement rings dates back to the Classical era, when there was believed to be a vein running straight from what is now known as the left "ring finger" to the heart.... <3

    Answer by Malibustacy at 2:54 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • wiki wedding rings, there is a lot of fun information. too much too post here.

    Answer by SammyJake at 4:28 AM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • Also, a ring is supposed to represent something unending - like your love for each other is unending and encircles you both.

    I agree with both of the pp' though :-)

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 6:57 AM on Jan. 31, 2010