RING WINE CUP
(The groom decleration under the Chuppah during the marriage ceremony)
Copyright © 2008 by Avi Biran
design combines the two stages of marriage. Erusin (betrothal) and Nisuin
(marriage ceremony). The Kidushin ceremony makes formal and sanctifies the
Erusin ceremony. It is the sactification of a man and a woman to each other.
A cup of wine is used for a special Kiddush betrothal blessing from which
the couple drinks. At this time the ring is placed on the forefinger of the
bride by the groom, in the presence of two witnesses, declaring to his future
wife the above declaration. The declaration is embossed into the design of
the wine cup. The Ketubah (marriage contract) is read and handed to the groom
for passing to the bride. The second stage, the Nisuin begins with filling
a second cup of wine over which the seven blessings (Sheva Brachot) are recited.
After the seven blessings the couple drink the wine from the cup. To end the
ceremony, an empty glass cup is smashed under the right foot of the groom.
Sterling Silver or 24K Gold plate, 7" x 8" x 2"