This is an alternative to handfasting, since this ritual is also typically performed while exchanging vows – while you clasp your hands over your chosen stone. It was thought to be the best way to express solemn promise in physical form. This ancient ceremony is rooted deeply in the Celtic tribal traditions.  Having a connection to ancestors and the land was a critical ingredient to any important new venture, particularly entering into marriage. The oathing stone helps root your future into the wisdom of the past at the start of your new life as a married couple.

COVID-19 Advice – You can still incorporate an oathing stone into your ceremony, but passing around guests is discouraged for the time being.