Basic gold wedding bands are beautiful in their simplicity, but some brides want something a little different than the status quo. It is easy to find a unique wedding ring that fits well within your budget and doesn’t require the commitment or expense of a custom design. Purchasing a ring with designs inspired by classic historic patterns can be an excellent way to give her wedding ring added beauty and significance.
Celtic Inspired Wedding Rings:
The word Celtic refers to the Celts, an ancient people that lived in Great Britain and Western Europe until roughly 400 AD when they were conquered by the Roman Empire. The history of their rich culture has been passed down through generations of story telling. The Celtic knot (also called the endless knot or the mystic knot) is designed with no beginnings, and no endings, and is said to represent timelessness. Choosing a wedding ring, which the Celtic Knot inspires, like the one pictured below, tells your bride that your life together will also have no ending.
Medieval Inspired Wedding Rings:
Beginning with the fall of Rome, the medieval times are marked with remembrances of castles, knights, kings, and queens. Glorified by the fantasy of Camelot and Sir Lancelot’s love for Guinevere, the medieval period is synonymous with heroic romantic stories. This ring, inspired by medieval design, could make her feel like a Queen.
Baroque Inspired Wedding Rings:
The Roman Catholic Church inspired the designs of the Baroque period because they had hoped to instill more religious symbolism in art that the masses could understand. Modern use of the term Baroque refers to elaborate art, music, and design that were created between the 16th and 18thcenturies. This wedding ring, inspired by Baroque pattern is an elegant option for your bride.
Etruscan Inspired Wedding Rings:
The Etruscan’s were a people that inhabited Northern Italy from roughly 1200 BC until integrated into the Roman culture after being defeated in battle in 550 BC. The Romans adopted many of their religious beliefs and design practices into theirs, so the Ancient Greeks and Romans also influence jewelry inspired by Etruscan design. The design of this wedding ring is for the bride who loves classic beauty.
Fleur-de-lis Wedding Rings:
The English translation of fleur-de-lis is lily flower, and over the years this symbol has come to represent the French culture. It was initially associated with French monarchy, but has been used for many other purposes. In Medieval England, the fleur-de-lis was used in a noblewoman’s seal and eluded to her feminine spirituality and virtue. A wedding ring with the fleur-de-lis symbol could refer to your bride’s French heritage, or her femininity, or perhaps a remembrance of your proposal in Paris!