The original meaning of a wedding ring consisted of the public confession of the bond.
In the further course of time since antiquity not much has changed in the basic statement, but the meaning of the wedding ring today is a more developed one. While the first wedding rings were still made of simple iron, today's wedding rings reflect on the couple's fingers the perceived meaning of marriage and their relationship with each other. Over time, the simple wedding ring developed into an elaborately manufactured ring using precious metals. Nowadays, couples strive to have their wedding ring made as unique pieces. This should emphasise the uniqueness and distinctiveness of their relationship.