Is there any songs about Wednesday? Hm- well none come to mind. If there is one that you know of comment below and let me know! Or just insert it as a lovely little background melody to my blog today! I am considering dedicating a theme for each day of the week. Granted, I am sure I will run out of things to say eventually so the themes will get tough, but for now it will give me some structure. I am all about structure – and alliterations. So I dub Wednesdays (drum roll please!) Who Knew Wednesdays! or maybe What do ya know Wednesdays. Hm – okay I’ll work on the alliteration. Theme Thursday was much easier to come up with.
With the idea of WKW (WDYKW?) on my mind I went on a wedding fact search. I found an interesting one at facts.randomhistory.com
Fact number 70: “Over 74% of first-time brides receive a diamond engagement ring, with the diamond (first discovered in India over 2,000 years ago) symbolizing pure and eternal love. The Greeks thought diamonds (adamas) were tears of the gods, and the Romans thought diamas or diamonds were splinters from heavenly stars.“
I also did a little more digging as to where the tradition of Engagement Rings began. Unsurprisingly, the original rings were much less romantic. In most cases, starting in Pre-History, the symbol of a ring was to claim the woman. Caveman tied cords around their mates in order to control the woman’s spirit. Ooh, how sweet- not.
Much more romantic was the Victorian era! Jewlery was made with gemstones spelling out names and endearments and were kept together with – wait for it – human hair!
Okay. So maybe digging into the background of engagement rings was not a good idea. We should probably just be content with the wonderful symbolism of diamonds and the romantic legends from Roman and Greek mythology. By the way – diamonds began really becoming the popular stone to use in rings in 1867, when they were discovered at Cape Colony. Cape Colony is now part of South Africa.
And there you have it folks! Some lore and history about the engagement ring! Now we all know!
Source: I found the history from Reader’s Digest The History of Engagement Rings. Check out the link here for more facts and history!
Hm- what about Wanna Learn Wednesday? I should have done Fact Fridays. Way Easier!