The Wedding Ring is said to be one of the most famous and instantly recognizable symbol of the joining of the man and a woman as husband and wife in holy matrimony has a long and wide spread history. The Wedding Ring was linked with the supernatural, a never-ending band linked with eternal love.
The Ring is of course a circle and this was the symbol of eternity. It had no beginning and no end, like time. It returned to itself, like life; and the shape was worshipped in the form of the sun and the moon. The hole in the centre of the Ring is not just space either; it is important in its own right as the symbol of the Gateway, or door; leading to things and events both known and unknown. It is not difficult therefore, to see how the Ring and the gift of a Ring began to be associated with love.