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Couple Promise Rings Set What do they mean on which finger?

You've received a diamond as a present, but don't know where to put it? Or are you wondering about the significance of this elusive ring is that you have often spotted on the finger of a friend?

We explain which finger has what meaning when wearing an ring. This is based on traditions however it's important to be aware that you can wear any ring however you like. Even on traditional fingers rings do not always need to have any significance.

Solitaire rings

Ring finger meaning

The ring finger is without doubt one of the most significant in the world of rings. This finger is usually decorated with jewelry when romantic gestures or customs are in play. It's not named the ring finger for nothing. One theory says that the tradition of jewelry on the ring fingers originates from the ancient Romans who believed that a vein within the body connects from the finger to the heart. Although this isn't true anatomically however, it has become a tradition in our society.

What is the significance of wearing rings on the fingers of a ring mean?

The ring finger on the left hand is usually reserved for the engagement ring. If you see someone sporting a sparkling diamond on this finger, please congratulate them. They're likely to get married soon.

If a ring is positioned on the right ring finger, it's probably the wedding ring. Wedding rings are typically recognized by their simple design because a lot of people use rings on a regular basis, they are usually simple and consist of a basic precious metal ring, like in yellow or white gold.

After the wedding, the engagement ring may be placed on either the left or right hand ring finger.

Even couples who do want to get married often choose to wear symbolic jewelry. Rings for partners are increasingly sought-after and are often used as an alternative to engagement or wedding rings on the ring fingers. It is a beautiful way to keep the tradition without having to make a relationship "official" by getting a marriage license.

The significance of a middle finger ring

Many people are confused by the ring on their middle finger. The short answer is nothing. The middle finger is not given a special meaning, unlike the rings fingers. So anyone who wears a ring on the middle finger - regardless of which hand - does so more to serve a practical purpose.

Maybe the ring sits better on this finger than on the finger that is the ring, or appears better on the middle finger. The middle finger is a great place to wear other pieces of jewelry even if the ring is already in use as an engagement or wedding ring.

Rings on the thumb, or little finger

Rings on the thumb or on the little finger is not a signification. The ring fingers have traditionally been the only one to showcase significant jewelry.

Since there are no rules regarding wearing rings for partners that are meaningful to couples, it's possible that they're worn on the thumb or the little finger.

Jewelry can be meaningful even if the rings or fingers placed on have no formal significance. Jewelry is usually a present for special occasions or to remember a person. It could be an family heirloom or a token to show friendship, a gift to commemorate a significant life event such as a family crest or much more.

So if you notice rings on someone and are unsure of what it signifies it is best to ask. Perhaps there's a deeper meaning behind the piece of jewelry! You'll learn more about the person and start a conversation.


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