It's pretty much accepted at this point that everyone wears their wedding ring. But how to pick the affordable yet unique wedding band became main topic? Is it expensive means better? Here, the story behind left hand ring placement and whether or not you have to follow this custom.
Back to Ancient Roman and Greek Times the Romans believed that the vein in the ring finger (the fourth finger) on the left hand ran directly to one's heart. Because of this belief, they called that vein the "vena amoris" or vein of love. Naturally, to solidify a union based on love, they'd place the ring on that finger that housed the vein of love to signify the romance the newly married couple shares. A very adorable physical representation of two hearts being connected, don't you think?
It is even cooler idea to wear a wedding band set at your wedding date. However, the material of making wedding band now not limited to traditional gold and silver. As gold and silver are much softer metal, they are easier to be wore out. So Tungsten, Titanium, Ceramic are becoming hot as jewelry. They are harder metal and resist to corrosion and daily wear. They can be kept as new as first day year go by.
As for what metal as a wedding ring, it's completely up to your personal preference, but it's of course a nice way to symbolize your union and keep your ring and love as fresh.