Wedding Ring Guide

When it comes to choosing a wedding ring, it's not just a piece of jewellery, but a symbol of love and commitment that will be cherished for a lifetime. At Applebys, we are a family business that truly understand the significance of this special ring, which is why we take pride in crafting our own rings in our workshop right here in Dublin.



The Meaning of Wedding Rings

Wedding rings have been a symbol of love and unity for centuries. They represent the eternal bond between two individuals and serve as a constant reminder of the vows exchanged on the wedding day. The circular shape of a wedding ring has no beginning or end, symbolizing the everlasting nature of love and commitment.


Handcrafted In Dublin For 70 Years

Applebys take great pride in our team of exceptionally skilled jewellers ; some of whom have been working for Appleby Jewellers for over 25 years. This level of experience and talent in our craftmanship allows us harmoniously incorporate traditional techniques with high-tech manufacturing, to achieve an unparalleled level of excellence in every ring. When buying a ring you can be assured it was created with the same love and joy you will experience wearing it. We offer a bespoke design service and can work with you to create a one-off, special piece. Many couples choose to add an engraving to their rings for a truly romantic touch.

History Of Wedding Rings 

Wedding rings are the most romantic piece of jewellery that you'll wear. They are filled with emotional significance, but this has actually been the case for much longer than you may think. Ancient Egyptians people would exchange "rings of love" often made of woven reeds or leather. It is said that the Egyptians saw the ring, a circle, as a powerful symbol to show a promise of forever. When Alexander the Great conquered the Egyptians, the Greeks adopted the tradition of giving rings to their lovers to represent devotion. Many of these rings depicted Cupid, the god of love.

A Promise “As Good As Gold”

When the Romans conquered Greece, they picked up on this tradition and began using iron and copper rings in marriage ceremonies. The iron rings sometimes had key motifs to symbolize that the wife now had control of the household goods. It was during WW1 that wedding rings grew increasingly popular when many men were separated from their wives and sweethearts wore a ring as sign of their devotion. They were also tokens and very valuable security deposits that showed a man’s promise was “good as gold”. It's important to rememeber that even when banknotes were first introduced, they weren’t considered to be money, but promise or IOU notes. Gold was real money as it had intrinsic value, whereas notes were just promises to pay in coin. 

Wedding Ring Styles We Love

Discover a wedding ring you'll love and cherish forever.

"Flower" Wedding Band

This timeless band works wonderfully paired with a diamond engagement, illuminating the diamonds.

Platinum "Extravagance" Round and Baguette Diamond Pavé-set Wedding Band

The amount of diamonds on this dazzling ring and their varying cuts allow light to bounce off the stones in all angles and directions, making their sparkle absolutely mesmerising.

Yellow Gold Diamond Ladies Wedding Band

This dazzling wedding band emphasises the sparkle off diamond engagement rings.


The Heritage Wedding Band

This beautiful ring is reminiscent of a vintage style, drawing the eye in with its contrasting round and rectangular shapes. 

Classic Gold Wedding Band

Classic elegance is the best way to describe a round gold wedding ring. It also compliments a diamond engagement ring perfectly.

Mens Platinum Wedding Band

Platinum is a popular choice for men's wedding rings as they are contemporary and stylish while also being hardwearing and low maintenance.


Remember, buying a wedding ring is a significant investment, both financially and emotionally. Take your time, explore different options, and choose a ring that speaks to your heart. At Applebys, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect wedding ring that will be a cherished symbol of your love for years to come.
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