When did the practice of wearing wedding rings become popular?

Some believe the custom of wearing wedding rings is a vestige of ancient barbarian marriages.

This was when a man would capture a woman and bind her to his house in fetters, now symbolized by a ring.

Others think the practice originated in ancient Egypt about 2800 B.C.

As the circular ring has no beginning or end, it is the perfect symbol of the eternal bond of marriage.

The custom of wearing the wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand began with the Greeks in the third century B.C.

Greek physicians believed that this finger contained a “vein of love” that ran directly to the heart.