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by Ms Nandita Ray:

This wearing of a wedding band is not new. It has drifted down from yesteryears when the ancient Egyptians exchanged a never ending band of love. A circle of love with no end to the perfection and unity between the two. The exchange of the rings in a ceremony came down from the Romans, where it symbolized a public acceptance of the marriage contract between the man and the woman.

Men’s wedding ring Facts

In most cultures when people marry they not only have a ceremony to seal the event but also don an article to display their newly acquired status. Different cultures have different ways to exhibit marriage. Some African tribes wear a Labret; the Hindus wear vermilion on their forehead or a Mangalsutra around their neck while most Christians prefer a wedding ring. This is true for the bride.

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