When two people decide to marry it can be one of the most intimate and important moments of their lives. For centuries this moment has been symbolised by the exchange of wedding rings.
Since the time of the Pharaohs the ring, in the form of a circular band, has been regarded as a symbol of eternity and a constant reminder that happiness and love have no beginning or end. In Roman times it was an established tradition to give a ring as a public pledge that the marriage contract between a man and a woman would be honoured. Early Christians later adopted this custom and the ring became an integral part of the marriage service.
The custom of wearing the wedding ring on the third finger is considered to have a number of origins. In Christian wedding services the priest arrives at the finger after touching three fingers on the left hand “In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost”. A more romantic explanation comes from ancient Egyptian times where it was said that the vena amoris (vein of love) flowed from the third finger of the left hand directly to the heart.
In today’s society committed relationships between people can take many forms, not all of them ‘traditional’. At Kim Bartlett master Jewellers we recognise and celebrate this diversity and as a result our wedding ring and jewellery collection has been designed to cater to a multitude of tastes, from the traditional through to the contemporary. Classical, cultural, international and modern styling has been incorporated in the creation of this extensive collection and all of our products carry our commitment to superior design and workmanship.
At Kim Bartlett Master Jewellers we specialise in all types of wedding rings. Whether it’s plain, traditional or shaped to suit your Engagement Ring, we can provide you with a style to suit your particular need. Your love will last forever, and we believe the quality and workmanship of your wedding rings should reflect this commitment.