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The Ring is common to many cultures as the perfect symbol of love. Its unbroken shape represents eternity and has symbolized a lover's pledge since the days of early Rome. Rings given in affection were usually worn on the left ring finger or the right middle finger, probably because ancient Egyptian physicians believed nerves from these fingers led straight to the heart.

Greeks often depicted the wild hare on wedding Rings because it symbolized Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Later, it became the custom to adorn rings with various jewels. Many gems carried their own significance and represented certain aspects of the relationship. Over time, the diamond emerged as the symbol of betrothal because its clarity and brilliance reflected innocence and purity, while it's strength signaled the hope of an enduring love.

Amethyst - Power
Bloodstone - Bravery and wisdom
Diamond -Innocence, purity, engagement
Emerald - Loyalty and friendship
Garnet - Unwavering devotion, fidelity
Moonstone - Tender passion
Opal - Fearlessness and consistency
Pearl - Perfect love, beauty
Ruby - Nobility, courage
Sapphire - Truth, sincerity
Topaz - Strength, cheerfulness
Turquoise - Propriety, success

Spoons have also been used as love tokens through the ages, perhaps because they nestle together so closely. This may suggest the origin of the more contemporary term "spooning," which is still associated with courting. In the 1700s, young Welshmen began to carve intricate wooden spoons for their ladies, embellishing the designs with hearts for love, anchors for hope, keys for trust, and birds for affection. A lady might be so proud of her lover's handiwork that she would hang the spoon in her window, not only to display the elaborate carving but to announce the engagement to the world as well.