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Ring, Engagement and Wedding.

A circle is an emblem of eternity; hence a ring serves as a symbol of faithfulness. An engagement ring is given as a token of betrothal by a man to his fiancée. A wedding ring is given by the groom to the bride in the wedding service; the bride may also give the groom a wedding ring. The rings may have, but need not have, precious stones. A ring is not essential to either engagement or marriage.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
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