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History of RINGS?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0273  Tuesday, 4 April 2006

[1] 	From: 	Larry Weiss <
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	Date: 	Monday, 03 Apr 2006 13:08:31 -0400
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 17.0264 History of RINGS?

[2] 	From: 	Colin Cox <
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	Date: 	Monday, 03 Apr 2006 09:37:15 -0800
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From: 		Larry Weiss <
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Date: 		Monday, 03 Apr 2006 13:08:31 -0400
Subject: 17.0264 History of RINGS?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0264 History of RINGS?

 >Does anybody know much about the history of the custom of
 >rings for engagement and marriage purposes?

Osnat Gad's "Wedding Rings" is in print and available at Amazon and 
other sites.  It contains a highly readable account of the history, 
lore, and customs of wedding and betrothal rings back to prehistory.

In the interest of full disclosure, the author is my wife.

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From: 		Colin Cox <
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Date: 		Monday, 03 Apr 2006 09:37:15 -0800
Subject: 17.0264 History of RINGS?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0264 History of RINGS?

The engagement ring is of Roman origin. The wedding ring of Egyptian. 
The ring symbolized eternal love and the placement on the third finger 
was from the belief that a vein ran from there to the heart.

Colin Cox

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