Throughout history, a ring has been the symbol of marriage, devotion and everlasting love. It represents eternity, or INFINITY, as it is a circle with no ends that diverge. This is why the ring is considered a perfect symbol of the union between two loved ones.
It has been said that the Ancient Romans presented the ring to the bride’s parents as a symbol of commitment and the groom’s ability to maintain the wife-to-be. It has also been said that with the extension of Christianity, namely in the 4th century A.D, rings became wedding rings. Before that, they had been a part of the engagement ritual.
In Ancient times, it was strongly believed that a vein from the fourth left-hand finger (the “vena amoris” or “the vein of love”) led directly to the heart. For this reason, it seemed like a logical place to wear the wedding band. As this practice continued, this finger became universally known as the ring finger. Whether or not you accept this historical account as true, it is still a very romantic explanation for the tradition.