It is commonly believed that the 1st examples of wedding ceremony rings were present in historical Egypt. Relics dating to 6,000 years ago, including papyrus scrolls, are proof of the exchange of braided rings of hemp or reeds among spouses. Ancient Egypt considered the circle to be a symbol of eternity, and the ring served to signify the perpetual love of the spouses. This was also the origin of the custom of wearing the marriage ring on the hoop finger of the left hand, because the historical Egyptians believed that this finger enclosed a unique vein that was connected without delay to the heart, denominated in Latin the “Vena amoris”. The Western traditions of wedding rings can be traced to ancient Rome and Greece, and were first associated with the marital dowry and later with a promise of constancy. The modern exchange of rings derived from the customs of Europe in the Middle Ages as part of Christendom. Any engagement rings can then remain on the left hand or be transferred to the right hand. In Germany, in has been general for both the bride and the groom to wear a marriage ring since a minimum of the 1870s and mentions of couples exchange rings in the course of the bridal ceremony in the Netherlands are available at least as far back as 1815.  In Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Spain both sexes also wear engagement rings, and the groom’s ring often turns into a marriage ring in the nuptial trade rite. Compositions and stylesIn Western countries, wedding ceremony rings are sometimes forged of rose, white, or yellow gold; palladium, platinum, argentium silver, or, more lately, silicone.  The perpetuity of noble metals symbolizes the permanence of the marriage. Common engravings on the inside the ring encompass the name of one’s spouse, the names of both spouses, the date of the marriage, and/or a phrase of importance to the spouses.