Last semester I took a Lord of the Rings class. One of the main themes of the story is the idea of the quest. The idea that it’s not just about achieving your ultimate goal (like destroying the ring) but also about the journey towards that goal. An example of this is q-lines at theme parks.
I feel like many people treat marriage as the ultimate goal. Once you say “I do” and the rings go on the fingers, that’s it, you’ve reached the end. But that’s not true. Marriage is a new journey to go on with another person. So, I decided that I wanted for my wedding ring the One ring (a.k.a. the Ring of Power). I felt like it would be a good reminder for me to not become complacent in my marriage and it was subtle enough (because it’s basically a gold band) that it could pass for a normal wedding ring. But as I began explaining to people this, I got funny looks mostly, I think, because I referred to the ring as “the ring of power” (Not sure what else to call it though). So, I took those funny looks into consideration and began to look into other LOTR rings. I settled on one (and one for Brandi) but eventually decided that I didn’t want to wear that ring for the rest of my life. I finally came upon a website that had a different variation of the ring I picked out for Brandi and a matching male ring. Brandi and I talked it over and decided that since both the rings had stones in them, she would wait and get that one as her wedding ring (instead of her engagement ring) so it could match mine. So, I got her a tracer band that will match her wedding ring.
To sum it all up, I went on a mini-journey of sorts to find rings that would symbolize the journey that is marriage.