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Jade Small
Jade Small
January 20, 2024 ·  3 min read

Six Reasons Why Wedding Rings Matter More than You Think

Are you one of those people who does not wear their wedding ring? Do you know someone who does not? Wedding rings are important. And, not wearing one, unless of course you have a metal allergy or you’re doing the dishes. Is pretty disrespectful to your partner. Here are six reasons why wearing your wedding rings should matter to you!

Six Reasons Why Wedding Rings Matter

It is the first thing people will notice about you

If you are married, the very first thing someone will notice is if you are not wearing your wedding band. If it is someone you do not know, by not wearing your wedding rings, you are basically advertising that you are not married at all.

It acts as a reminder of your union

Looking down at your hand and seeing the wedding rings your partner slipped on your finger is a reminder of your love, your relationship, your marriage. Every choice you make impacts your husband or wife, and seeing that ring on your finger each day, will act as a reminder of that.

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Wedding rings show your respect for your partner

The entire point of putting a ring on someone’s finger is about love and respect, and what worse way to disrespect your spouse than by not wearing the very ring they put on your finger?

Wearing your ring shows you are faithful

Yes, we know. People still cheat, wedding ring or not. But, the chance that you or your spouse are cheating if they don’t wear their wedding rings is much higher. It is not healthy to hide your marital status from the world. Sure, someone might still make a move on you even with your ring on, but a huge way to prevent that happening is by wearing your ring!

It shows your children you are commited

If you have kids, you want them to see your love for their father/mother. Wearing your wedding rings shows your commitment to one another, and helps promote healthy marriage. One that your children should strive for one day, too. Just like not fighting in front of your precious babies should be important, showing how much your love your spouse should be right up there.

There is no reason not to

You have absolutely no reason NOT to wear your ring. Metal allergy? Talk to your husband or wife and get a new band in the metal you can tolerate? Not too happy with what it looks like? Be honest, and have it remade to suit your tastes. Any other reason you can think of? There is a reason why you can make it work and wear it.

Looking for some advice on how to pick the perfect ring?

The best way to choose the perfect ring is to shop for one together. Do not blindly go purchase something your partner might dislike. Because face it, you may know them well, you may think that you know what they want. But, chances are, you could get it way wrong!

Typically, the wedding bands are purchased after the proposal. This offers a wonderful opportunity for the newly engaged couple to have a once-in-a-lifetime bonding experience.” 

Jared Robbins, manager of Bowen Jewelry Company in Lynchburg, Virginia
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Shopping for a wedding band down the line then allows the bride to be part of that design process. Though many jewelers offer engagement rings and wedding bands as a set, it’s entirely possible to find a wedding band that pairs perfectly with your engagement ring at a later date.

Kathryn Money, SVP of Merchandising & Retail Expansion for Brilliant Earth