~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant – Kari ~
“With this ring I thee wed…..” talking about wedding rings
Many a wedding is not complete without an exchange of wedding rings. A ring is not technically part of the legal aspect of a wedding ceremony. However, in my celebrant experience 98% of couples choose to enact this traditional ritual, and place a ring on each other’s fingers. Although, I have had one Bridegroom who chose an earing in is left ear rather than a wedding band on his left hand! And one couple made their rings from woven fibres. BUT none that I know, have elected for a ring on the nose like the one chosen from the Piggy-wig by The Owl and the Pussycat.diamond ring by John Bexon
a circle with no end…
A ring, as we know is a circle with no end, symbolic of a completeness, or a union with no end, a marriage to last forever; the unbroken circle of love between a husband and wife. Worn as a reminder of wedding vows made by one to the other, the wedding band holds great importance to most wedded couples.
It can be said at a wedding, “A circle is the symbol of the sun and the earth and the universe. In these rings it is the symbol of unity, in which your lives are now joined in one unbroken circle. Wherever you go, you will always return to one another and to your togetherness.”
The ring may or may not have enormous resale value but becomes absolutely precious to the wearer, an enduring and valuable symbol of promises made on their wedding day. It takes but a moment to say I love you, it takes a second to place a ring on the finger, but marriage is the promise of forever, and that is why most couples choose a precious metal – gold or platinum, reflective of the preciousness of their rings in their married lives.
ring by Bold in Gold
I know of many women of my mother’s generation who have never taken their rings off after their husband first placed them on their third finger of the left hand at the marriage altar.
Some modern women may take their ring off now and again whilst doing jobs that may scratch of damage their wedding ring. But always it is a ring that one would wear constantly. Whilst other jewellery may come and go, or be worn for special occasions, the wedding ring endures as a timeless treasure.
So given it is something to cherish for many many years, most couples will take their time to choose the perfect ring, or even have them custom made.
design by Loretta Bexon
finding the perfect wedding ring…
I’d like to introduce some ideas of where to go to find your perfect wedding ring.
Wedding rings can be ordered online these days. One can find classic wedding rings in a variety of profiles. Try 77 DiamondsUK for example. They custom make wedding bands in classic styles or with inset diamonds. Send in your size and await your rings in the mail. Voila!
rings by 77 Diamonds
local Palmwoods jeweller…
But if you’d prefer the personal touch, here on the Sunshine Coast we have several fine jewellers who make bespoke products to fulfill your design wishes.
In the sweet town of Palmwoods, the family business Bexon Jewellers will create any ring you wish. The shop is a charming heritage building, with wooden floors and old fashioned style; a pleasure to visit. Specialising in jewellery design and manufacture, they also do repairs and remakes. Take in your inherited jewellery and have it remodeled for your own wedding. You could have Great Grandmas rings remodelled in a modern style. Something old, something new? Perhaps you’d prefer order a set of wedding rings to a custom design. Bring John Bexon an idea or a picture and he can make it a reality for you. Watch him work your piece for you and bask in the warmth of something made locally AND professionally.
rings by Bexon Jewellers
rings with a difference…
There are so many wedding venues in and around Montville on the Hinterland Range above the Sunshine Coast. If this is your dream wedding location, you may like to visit Bold In Gold in Montville, while you’re planning your wedding day.
Bold in Gold offer you the chance to have your wedding rings individually designed and handcrafted by a team of highly skilled designer-goldsmiths. Their designers ensure your finished wedding rings represent your individuality in beautifully finished rings in the materials of your choice.
If you have no firm idea on your wedding rings, don’t be too concerned, you can first view many different designs to get the feel for your likes and dislikes and then use the ideas this generates to design your very own unique wedding rings, even unusual, yet always exquisitely hand-crafted.
The work of Bold in Gold is often different to classic styles, featuring unusual shapes and settings, or a mix of precious metals. Get a matching pair made. My husband and I did. Our rings are unique!
rings by Bold in Gold
Awwwwhhh it makes want to get married again, just to rediscover the joy of choosing my wedding ring.