Its almost June so a lot of couples are most likely busy preparing for their weddings. A wedding is a public expression of a couple’s commitment for one another. It is regarded as a Covenant, a three party contract between the bride, groom and God. In a covenant, there is a set of terms, the commitment and the sign. In marriage the terms are read in the form of a question. The spouses in turn express their agreement to the terms. To seal this they give the sign in the form of the wedding rings.
I remember purchasing our wedding rings. During this time, my parents still had some reservations to my marriage plans so I had to shop for the rings for myself. (I should have waited a few months later when they gave their blessing). Naive as I was, I bought a nice looking 22k gold pair of rings in a trip to Malaysia. They looked nice and elegant. After the wedding, I realized that they were too soft and easily deformed. Years later, mine accumulated so much deformation stress that the band just broke in two. Another problem was that my wife started having allergies with her ring. The explaination is that the alloying agent used may have been a material she was allergic to. So she wore her ring on a chain around her neck. I should have known that there were Jewelry buying guides online that I could have checked out before buying those rings.
So I planned to replace the rings with something else. Something in silver or platinum. Something like this:
Fortunately, after 10 years of marriage, my parents decided to give us their wedding rings. While these are silver instead of gold, these carry more character, as they were passed on from one generation to another. They are sturdier and neither of us have had allergies so far. Perhaps it would be a good idea to pass on these wedding rings to one of our children someday.