Finding the right mate is one of the life’s biggest challenges. For those fortunate enough to find the right person, the next biggest challenge would be to get the best men’s wedding bands. Before dashing to the nearest jewelry store to choose and pay for your preferred ring, you may need to set time aside for learning the myths surrounding the bands. This knowledge helps you to avoid making costly mistakes when choosing wedding rings.
What myths should you stop believing?
Spend all that you have on the rings
First, it’s not true that you ought to spend everything you have about the rings. Some people can afford the most costly rings in the market. Others only have to make do with some simple selections. The secret here is to go with what you can afford. Prepare a budget and stick to it. After all, there’s life after the wedding. After returning home, you would have to cater for daily living expenses, and this would be impossible to do if you spent everything on the rings.
Drop the rings during the ceremony
Second, don’t believe the myth that says it’s alright to drop the wedding rings while the ceremony goes on. The belief is that doing so chases evil spirits from the rings. Well, this would be okay if you invested in some simple and cheap rings. If you are the proud owner of stylish wedding rings that cost a fortune, dropping them only to send the evil spirits hanging around packing would not make much sense.
Loose wedding rings signify a separation
Another myth worth debunking is that loose wedding rings signify a parting of the ways between you and your partner. This myth assumes that lack of concern and failure to display attention to detail might have triggered or made you buy the ill-fitting rings. This might be true, but it’s not worth concluding that a parting of the ways is on the horizon. After all, you can still take the rings back to the jeweler for adjusting so that they fit you perfectly.
Rings determine the baby’s gender
How you treat the wedding ring doesn’t ascertain the gender of the unborn baby. Some people believe that tying the rings with a thread before dangling it over the baby bump is enough to establish the gender of the unborn one. The myth says that the baby is a boy if the ring swings. It states that you’re carrying a girl if the ring swings around in a circle. If determining the baby’s gender were this easy, everybody would be doing this.
Men’s wedding rings are worn on the third finger. The myth associated with this practice is that the third finger runs all the way to the heart. This myth is powerful as it has turned into a wedding and marital tradition. To debunk this myth, spend some time with a medical professional and ask for conclusive evidence showing that a blood vessel runs directly from any of your fingers to the heart. Be ready for some disappointing news.
For more information on other myths that aren’t worth believing, you should get in touch with an expert in men’s wedding bands.