Wedding Rings In The 1700s

By Mackenzie •  Updated: 10/25/21 •  3 min read

In the 1700s, there were a lot of people who didn’t have the money to buy their own wedding rings. In this case, they would get a ring that was passed down from family members. There were also people who got married without any rings.

1700s are the Georgian Era

In the Georgian era, wedding rings were rare, and only the nobles had them. In the 1700s, it was the era of the French Revolution. The aristocrats and rich people were treated with more respect than before. People wanted to be part of this society, so they would dress up in a fancy way. They also wore more jewelry than before.

Couples wanted to show their status in society by wearing a ring on their finger that was inherited from their ancestors. This was one of the first times that wedding rings were worn as symbols of status.

There were also couples who did not have money to buy rings, but they could still show off their wealth by getting married without rings at all.

These people didn’t care about rings because they already had an agreement with each other on how they would spend their lives together and share things with each other. If these couples didn’t have money for a ring, then they wouldn’t mind wearing the same ring for years until it wore out or broke because it meant something important to them when they were young.

Raw materials for making rings are limited

Raw materials for making rings were not very common in the 1700s. In this era, they use gold and silver as the raw material for making rings. Gold is a common material that was used in this era. Silver is also used for making rings. The number of raw materials for making rings was limited in the 1700s, so people didn’t have many choices for their rings. They were very expensive because it was very rare to find gold and silver in the 1700s. Most of the people who had money did not wear wedding rings because they couldn’t afford them back then. In fact, only a few rich families could afford these kinds of rings at that time.

People also wore more jewelry than before, which was a symbol of wealth. People wanted to be part of this society, so they would dress up in a fancy way. They also wore more jewelry than before because it meant something important to them when they were young, like when they were growing up and wanting to be part of this society as adults too. These are some reasons why wedding rings in the 1700s were expensive and rare.

Greek Designs on Wedding Rings

Greek designs are designs that were commonly used in the 1700s. These designs were made to look like the sculptures of Greek gods and goddesses. There are also other designs that were made in the 1700s, but they didn’t look like Greek designs. The patterns that are used for making rings are not very popular today because people don’t know how to make them anymore.

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Mackenzie is a freelance writer with over ten years of experience writing on all things weddings. She received her BA in English from the University of California in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing about weddings, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids (twin boys) exploring the beautiful California countryside. While in nature, she captures picturesque images of mountain lakes, the beach, and more. Mackenzie is also a pet parent to two Siamese cats. She appreciates their individuality and the fact they pretty independent. But they love to snuggle at the end of day, which is one of the things Mackenzie enjoys in the evenings to relax after a busy day at work.