The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0280 Wednesday, 5 April 2006
From: Joseph Egert <
Date: Tuesday, 04 Apr 2006 18:35:23 +0000
Subject: 17.0273 History of RINGS?
Comment: RE: SHK 17.0273 History of RINGS?
Colin Cox writes:
>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
Wasn't it the fourth finger? (See SHK 17.0073 for details.)
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