Mazal tov! The big day is coming up and its time to get ready. The most important thing you will need, besides your partner of course, is… the ring. In Judaism, the wedding band serves a dual purpose: It represents the object through which the betrothal is officially enacted, while at the same time it is a symbol of the couple’s love and commitment for each other, the circle of life for which a marriage is the most monumental event, one that will ideally form a link with generations past and future.
While traditionally, the wedding band is pure unadorned gold, today there are also a wide array of exquisite contemporary designs that are the perfect symbol of your love and commitment to that special someone. Let’s take a look at a few examples:
1) Ani LeDodi Silver Ring: This stunning piece of handmade jewelry is a rare blend of physical beauty and spiritual power. The delicate silver band is elegantly inscribed with the famous Biblical Hebrew verse from King Solomon’s wisdom, Ani Ledodi Vedodi Li (“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”) (Song of Songs 6:3). The verse and the ring are perfect expressions of love for the most special person in your life – man or woman.
2) Seven Blessings Silver & Gold Spinning Ring: This magnificent wide silver Jewish ring is composed of thinner rings wrapped together to symbolize the spiritual bond between two people. It is a spinner ring with five thin bands at the center that rotate. Each one of the thinner rings is beautifully inscribed with one of the Seven Blessings (Sheva Brachot) – the famous blessings recited under the chuppah (canopy) at Jewish weddings. At the heart of the ring a 9K gold Star of David. This extraordinary Jewish ring signifies the sacred union between a man and a woman at the Jewish wedding. A stunning masterpiece of Jewish art you can carry wherever you go!
3) 14K Yellow and White Gold Ahava Ring: This beautiful piece is exquisitely carved out of 14K yellow gold, while the textured band is adorned with gleaming white gold edges and features a delicately stylish lettering of the phase, Ahavat Olam Ahavtich, interpreted to mean, “My love for you is eternal,” which comes from the Biblical work of Jeremiah 31:2. A masterful blend of luxurious beauty and spiritual elegance.
4) 14K Gold Combo Spinning Ani L’Dodi Ring: Another stunning piece of jewelry featuring the well-known passage from the Biblical work, Song of Songs, by King Solomon: Ani L’Dodi, v’Dodi Li (“I am My Beloved’s, and My Beloved is Mine”). This one features a breathtaking combo of an exquisite 14K yellow gold band en-wrapped by spinning white gold.
5) 14K Yellow and White Gold Betrothal Ring: This elegant piece is exquisitely carved out of 14K yellow gold, while the textured band is delicately inscribed with the traditional wedding vow, Haray Aht Mekudeshet Li. “You are betrothed to me” (with this ring), the traditional expression which accompanies the giving of the ring under the chuppa.