Wedding Rings In The 1800s

By Mackenzie •  Updated: 10/28/21 •  3 min read

Wedding rings have always been an essential part of the wedding ceremony. It was a symbol of their love for each other. In the beginning, it was not only worn by men but also by women. In fact, most of the women wore them in those days as well. But it wasn’t until the Victorian era that men started wearing them as well. In this article, we will be looking at some wedding rings from this era and also how they were made in those days.

1800s are Victorian Era

The Victorian era was the most significant era in history. This period spanned from 1837 to 1901. During this time, people adopted new styles and customs. They were also a bit more formal than what they were before.

This is where the wedding rings come into play. It was during this time that men started wearing them too. But there were some who refused to wear them. The main reason for that was because of their tradition and belief that men should not wear jewelry or anything that resembled jewelry. This is why it wasn’t a big deal to see men wearing them in those days. It is only when the Victorian era came that it became a trend among society as well as the government to start enforcing rules and regulations regarding this matter. This also caused people to give up on wearing jewelry or accessories such as rings and bracelets since they were considered un-masculine at that time in history and would not fit into their traditional roles as gentlemen, etc.

As mentioned earlier, the Victorian era was a period of strict regulations and conventions. This is why people did not wear anything that was not in line with their standards and beliefs. This included wedding rings as well.

As per reports, it was only in the late 1800s that people started wearing wedding rings again. This was due to the increase in population during this time. Gold and silver were the most popular materials used to make these rings in those days. In fact, they were not much different from those we use today when it comes to design and style as well as the quality of materials used to make them.

Gold was used for both men’s and women’s wedding rings since it had a luxurious feel about it compared to other metals such as silver or copper which had less value than gold at that time in history. Gold was also considered a precious metal at that time which meant that it could be passed down from generation to generation without any problems or devaluation at all. It also had a luxurious feel about it compared to other metals such as copper or silver which had less value than gold at that time in history.

In conclusion, we can say that the Victorian era was a period of great importance for people as well as for jewelry.

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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.