These are Skyler & I's wedding rings on Kyria's little toes!
Our wedding rings are very special to us.
When Skyler was preparing to propose, he, like most grooms-to-be, asked me what I liked. I told him I didn't want anything "gaudy". I didn't want anything too big. I feel like us ladies sometimes make engagements, weddings, and the ring to be more important than the marriage itself. For guys, buying an expensive ring can be a way to show off just how much money he makes, or how good of a job he could do at picking out a ring. I have had many conversations with couples who went into debt for wedding rings. Since we want to be out of debt as soon as possible, this seems a little absurd to me.
I love our rings. Skyler had a custom ring made for me (even though I told him I would be fine with a twisty tie)! He did keep it simple, though. This is a "ballpark" cut. Perfect for a man who has a passion for baseball! I didn't want an actual wedding ring. I didn't see much of a point in having two rings. I like the simplicity of this just one. Skyler's ring was made with a ring he had bought me while we were "courting". When we first got together, he bought me this ring to show two things 1) He knew I was the one he wanted to marry someday and 2) That Christ would always be the center of our relationship. His ring, with the two gold bands outside my silver ring, has great symbolism in his role as a protector over me and our marriage.
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself."
~ Ephesians 5:25-28
Another great wedding ring idea, would be to have the couple's purity rings melted down and added to their spouses wedding ring. I had a friend who did this for her husband! How sweet! Skyler and I never had purity rings, although we did wait for each other until marriage. I hope we can purchase these for our kids. I think it is especially meaningful for girls!
So what is the story behind your wedding rings?
PS If you aren't married yet, but are looking for rings . . . engagement, purity, wedding bands etc. Here are a couple great places:
1) Lindsey @ Jewelry Designs in Joplin, MO is who made Skyler and I's rings! Love this guys work!
2) Apples of Gold is a Christian wedding ring company.
3) My Jewelry Box is a U.S. Jewelry retailer that has some pretty great sales!