The exchange of wedding rings is a tradition that goes back thousands of years. The rings themselves symbolize a couple's commitment to one another. You can add more layers of symbolism and significance to your wedding rings depending on your choice of metals and gemstones and whether to have the rings engraved.
So much emphasis is put on the big diamond engagement ring that wedding bands are often overlooked. A wedding band may not be as flashy as an engagement ring, but it arguably more important.
Although double-ring ceremonies have been around for centuries, it didn't become the norm for men to wear wedding bands until World War II when soldiers would wear them to honor their loved ones at home.
Matching wedding ring sets have since become the standard. By matching, a couple is signifying that they have become one unit. Matching rings can also show that you and your partner value traditions and want to take part in them.
Of course, matching wedding rings aren't the only way for you and your partner to express your union. If you don't want to match entirely, you can get wedding rings made from the same material but with a different design or style. One great way to match is to personalize your rings by getting them engraved with something meaningful to your relationship.