, Florida (PressExposure) March 18, 2009 -- Aside from Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist; Marriage is also one of the most important event that anyone could go through. If we love someone, deeply and spiritually, we would want to close this relationship. In closing a relationship, a ceremony is held commonly in a church (though sometimes in a court) that announces the joining of two people in holy matrimony. This celebration is called a wedding.
Traditions and customs in a wedding greatly differs between cultures, religions, and countries. But most wedding ceremonies commonly involve the exchange of wedding vows and presentation of gifts. These gifts usually comprises of symbolic items, flowers, money, and a ring. But mostly, the exchange of wedding rings are one of the most important parts or traditions in a wedding.
A wedding ring or band is a metallic jewelry (commonly gold or tungsten wedding band) that signifies marriage of two people. These are commonly worn on either the left or right ring finger, but in certain countries wedding rings are worn on the right ring finger whereas in other parts, they wear it on the left.
According to some customs, the wedding ring forms the last in a series of gifts, which also may include the engagement ring, traditionally given as a sign of relationship between two people.
More recent traditions encouraged by the jewelry trade, seek to expand the idea of a series of ring-gifts with the promise ring, often given when serious courting begins. The eternity ring, which symbolizes the renewal or ongoing nature of a lasting marriage sometimes given after the birth of a first child. And a trilogy ring, usually displaying three brilliant-cut round diamonds each, in turn, representing the past, present and future of a relationship.
Wedding rings or bands are made differently. Other rings are made from gold. Platinum white alloys of gold are also used for making wedding rings. Other materials such as Titanium and Tungsten are also used to make Titanium wedding rings and tungsten wedding band. For less cheaper wedding rings, materials such as nickel silver is used.
Materials such as steel alloys are not used as often for a wedding ring because it is impossible to cut off in an emergency like precious metals can. Silver, copper, brass and other cheaper metals do not occur as frequently because they corrode over time and thus do not convey a sense of permanence. The slight toxicity of Aluminium and tin and carcinogenic nature of lead make them unsuitable metals.