Engagement rings have had special significance for couples since the beginning of time, and that significance has grown with time. There has always been some ambiguity around the ideal engagement ring finger.
The left hand's fourth finger is typically thought of as the perfect location for an engagement ring. In actuality, this is the norm everywhere in the world. But how convinced are we that the right finger to wear the engagement ring on?
The alternatives as to which finger and which hand are genuinely right have been covered in this post.
The custom of using engagement rings before weddings is thought to have originated with the ancient Egyptians, who were followed by the Greeks who continued the practise. The Romans, however, are the people who are recognised as having a thoroughly documented history of the engagement ring.
The Vena Amoris, or "vein of love," was thought to go directly from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart in pre-Christian Western culture. The engagement ring symbolised the wearer's commitment to keeping their loved one close to their heart. Therefore, it was believed that the left hand's fourth finger was the ideal place to place an engagement ring. According to some schools of thought, it also represented the fact that a lover had already won the wearer's heart.
Right now, the debate over which finger should wear the engagement ring is still going strong. Therefore, it is still incorrect to say that wearing an engagement ring on the left hand is a universal practise. For instance, engagement rings are typically worn on the right hand in Norway, India, Russia, and Germany since it was thought that wearing them on the left hand could be unlucky.
In societies like Sweden and Chile, it is customary for both parties to wear their engagement rings on their right hands up until their wedding, at which point they can move to their left hands.
Which hand the ring is worn on when a couple gets engaged is entirely a matter of personal preference. After the wedding, most couples wear the engagement ring on top of the wedding band, although other couples solder the two rings together. In the modern world, it is less important where the ring is worn because what matters most is the commitment, love, and promise of an eternal union between the two parties.
The emblem of an unwavering union between two individuals who value themselves greatly is an engagement ring. So which finger is ideal for the engagement ring?
Sincerely, we think the rings should be put on wherever the wearer finds it most convenient and comfortable.
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