How to wear your engagement ring and wedding band

Your engagement ring and wedding band symbolises your love, trust and eternal bond. It also indicates to others that you have made a lifelong commitment to your prince charming. Essentially, your engagement and wedding are two significant milestones in your life. However, a lot of women are unsure of how to wear their engagement ring once they tie the knot. On top of this, culture and tradition have dictated the way you should wear your rings; but is there actually a correct way to wear them?

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During the wedding

Before we get to that there is another pivotal question some may have – should you wear your engagement ring on your wedding day? Your engagement ring is a precious item, probably one of the most treasured items that you own; plus, they are just so beautiful to look at – just like these stunning Vashi engagement rings. It’s obvious to see the appeal behind why many brides would want to wear it on their wedding day! If you have decided to wear your engagement ring on this momentous, life-altering occasion- how exactly should you go about it?

  1. Many brides tend to move their engagement ring to their right hand on the day of their wedding.
  2. Alternatively, some brides will decide to place their engagement ring on the third finger of their left hand.

  3. Another option is to continue wearing your ring even when your wedding band is being placed on your ring finger. You would then need to switch the rings into the correct position after the ceremony has ended.


The all-important question – is there a correct way to wear your rings?

There are many varying views on what is considered to be the correct positon of your wedding band and engagement ring. Traditionally, the wedding band is worn first and the engagement ring is placed on top, but some wear their engagement ring first and place their wedding band on top. Others wear their engagement ring on the third finger of their left hand and their wedding band on their ring finger. Some wear their engagement ring on their left hand and some choose to not wear any rings at all. The simple answer is you wear your rings however you like!

However, why do we even place our rings on our “ring finger”?

Ring finger trivia

The traditional belief as suggested by the ancient Greeks was that a vein, known as the ‘vein of love’ ran directly from the heart to the fourth finger of the left hand – known as the ‘ring finger’. In the Western world, it has become the biggest reason behind why an engagement ring and wedding band is placed on this specific finger. But did you know that this belief is actually inaccurate and has been disproved by scientists!?

All in all, it is fair to say that you don’t have to follow the rules of ring etiquette – the choice is entirely up to you.

What are your thoughts? How do you wear your engagement ring and wedding band?



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