In certain traditions, a ring is displayed on the toe, instead of the finger! Irrespective of where it is worn, the wedding ring is symbolic of the marital commitment to fidelity and social commitment. It is believed that the custom was primarily European, but it has long since filtered way beyond geographical constraints.
Love for one another, faith in one another and hope for a bright future together. The interwoven patterns slide off quickly because the rings slide over each other.
Women in many Anatolian cultures also wore 'puzzle' rings! Yes, they comprised sets of interlocking metal bands and the woman's endeavor was to arrange them such that they form a single ring, to stand the test of monogamy. However, in the case of the 'puzzle' ring, when the woman mastered or solved the puzzle, she was not able to remove the ring with ease.
The base metal remains gold and the ring is worn on the right hand. The traditional puzzle rings, too, can be made up of four, six, eight and even twelve interconnected bands! Many are replicas from the Renaissance and are becoming very common across the world.
The gimmal/gimmel rings or 'twins' were developed as wedding tokens to symbolize the socially accepted union and the wearer was bound not to cheat on his or her spouse, with the ring on! Wow, some tradition!