Amish do not wear jewelry
However Amish married couples do not wear wedding rings, or jewelry in general. Jewelry is seen as drawing attention to the body and thus encouraging pride.
When an Amish couple is married, the officiating Bishop will place his hands upon the couples’ clasped hands and give a blessing (Amish Society, John Hostetler, p. 195). But Amish do not carry or wear anything commemorating their union.
However, in many communities men begin growing beards upon marriage, and women’s dress may change as well too. An Amish woman may wear a different color prayer covering on her head.
Amish may also receive personalized wedding presents including their names and the marriage date, such as a porch planter or bench furniture.
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