Rod Valenz wedding bands are all custom made rings and are made of different materials and designs specific to the couple’s taste, style, and preference.
Wedding bands signify a number of important elements in a couple’s life: eternal love, devotion, commitment, fidelity, honor and respect and the bond of unity. It constitutes a legally binding agreement between husband and wife.
Wearing the wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand is a habit borne of a belief that blood from an artery on that particular finger flows directly to the heart. Hence, couples place each other’s rings on the “ring finger,” to symbolise true love that comes from and flows back directly to the heart.
The use of wedding bands date back to prehistoric times, when cavemen tied cords to their mate’s fingers to symbolise the binding of their spirits. Early Egyptians, on the other hand, fashioned hemps and reeds into circular bands to signify their immortal and eternal love. In Colonial times, however, Americans were prohibited to wear any form of jewellery because of its deemed superficiality and moral worthlessness. So grooms used to give thimbles to their brides as a more practical token of their love and to pledge a life of eternal union. After the wedding though, women usually removed the bottom of their “wedding thimble” and thus, a type of ring was formed.