Did you know some brides get an extra ring?Married women in Sweden wear a third ring with their wedding and engagement rings. In a traditional Swedish wedding ceremony, the groom will give his bride an engagement ring representing that she has been ‘wooed’, a second band to confirm the marriage of the couple and the third (and most highly prized ring) to indicate motherhood and maternity. Though it’s not uncommon for Swedish couples to wed after having children together, brides are given maternity rings to bring fertility. It is also the groom’s way of showing gratitude to the woman who has or will give him children. The three rings are invariably made of plain gold as are the two rings the husband wears.