The Alliances

With its rings of both radical and airy aesthetics in 750 white, yellow and red gold, le grammeexplored the object symbolizing those who love each other: the wedding ring.

To ally with someone, to live, to be stronger, to last? The wedding ring, this ring that symbolizes the promise of true love, is particularly well named.

A circle without beginning or end, the first form drawn by men, which becomes an infinite sign when it is duplicated and assembled, and which opens the space of a "we" when it is crossed. A circle to finally express the cycle of a life to be imagined and made with the other.
"To ally yourself with someone, to live, to be stronger, to last... The wedding ring, this ring that symbolizes the promise of true love, bears his name particularly well. »
Six thousand years before our era, the Egyptians already wore a golden wedding ring most of the time, they saw in this circle a sign of eternity, its central empty space represented for them a passage towards the known and the unknown, the beginning of a journey with the other. The choice to wear the ring finger was then linked to their belief - since then - of a vein running from this finger to the heart, this notion was taken up under the name of "Vena Amoris" by the Romans. We owe to the Romans the engraving on the wedding rings, even though at the time they saw it as an expression of property rather than a sign of love!

In China, the wedding ring is also worn on the ring finger, this finger represents the spouse - it is the only one that does not move when joining the two palms with the middle fingers folded inwards and when trying to unstick the similar fingers two by two - thus the parents (thumbs), children (little fingers) and siblings (index fingers) lived or will live independently. But exoticism is sometimes the order of the day when wearing a wedding ring, as in the case of Hindu brides and grooms who wear it on the second toe.
"We owe the engraving on the wedding rings to them, even though at the time they saw it as an expression of property rather than a sign of love! »
Christians, for their part, have used the covenant only since the 9th century, as a sign of reciprocal presence up to the moment of physical absence and beyond death, inscribing the covenant of the spouses in God's covenant with humanity. Throughout history and throughout the world, the covenant is ultimately always the universal sign of two people who decide to look in the same direction rather than at each other.
The material of the covenant has long reflected the social level as long as the precious metal was not accessible to all, a rather thorny subject in the 15th century in Ireland since a consecrated marriage with rings that were not made of gold had no legal value. Since then, gold has been democratized for the pleasure of the bride and groom, at home le grammeit is shaped into bangles, half bangles and ribbons of different widths and thicknesses, then worked with a smooth or guilloche pattern and sometimes set with diamonds.
le gramme offers a collection of wedding rings with shapes that are always absolute and universal, in which each one can reflect himself, reveal his love for the other, express or not his beliefs or rituals: a proposal on odd days only (Russia), a hole in the groom's sock on D-day (Denmark), a bender with his future father-in-law the day before (Lapland), a female yak in dowry (Tibet), seven jumps around the fire (India), three sips of sake in three cups (Japan) or even crying in a group for an hour and a half in a row (Tujia People/China) ... Whether you throw rice or peas (Czech Republic), the wedding ring will always be the symbol of love.
"Whether you throw rice or peas (Czech Republic), the wedding ring will always be a symbol of love. »
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