Which finger should you wear an engagement and wedding ring on? Now after your wedding, you may be wondering how to wear wedding rings? Do you still wear your engagement ring? Do you wear them on the same finger? With so many questions, Here’s everything you need to know how to wear your engagement and wedding ring sets.
Ring Finger Meaning
The tradition of wearing an engagement and/or wedding ring on the fourth finger of the left hand is a romantic one—but the meaning is totally untrue. Ancient Romans called the fourth finger as the “Vein of Love” because it ran directly to the heart. Therefore, married couples were to wear their wedding bands on this finger as a symbol of their undying love.
Wedding rings originated in ancient Egypt. Couples who are not ready for marriage yet, often exchange promise rings to show their commitment to each other. They may wear rings on the 4th finger of the left hand. Just like an egg magnet ring, but it’s really a matter of personal choice. Since it’s not an actual engagement ring, a lot of women chose to wear their promise ring on a different finger. Traditionally, if you have a promise ring, you would move it to the 4th finger of your right hand after the wedding.
If a woman chooses to wear her wedding and engagement ring as a matched set, the wedding ring is typically worn on the finger first. Women should keep in mind that some rings, such as bridal set engagement rings, are incomplete if worn separately.
If the set is a symmetrical diamond ring wrap, however, the band closest to the hand will not be as significant, particularly if the rings are soldered together as a single unit. If the rings are separate, it is easier to remove the engagement ring during gardening, exercise or other potentially dangerous activities if the wedding band is worn closest to the hand.
After the wedding day, wear your engagement and wedding rings however you like them best. Again, the most popular way in the US is to have them both on the ring finger of the left hand with your wedding band first, but you can separate them and wear them on opposite hands, or you can wear your wedding band solo.
There may be traditions, but there are no rules! Everyone can express their personal preferences individually through wedding jewelry.