Your engagement and wedding are essential milestones in life, full of traditions and etiquette. The wedding rings and the engagement ring symbolise your eternal love and devotion to one another. But how should the bride wear both of those rings? Does the engagement ring go in front of the wedding ring or rather the other way around? And why do people wear them on their left ring finger? There is still a lot of confusion regarding these ancient customs. Keep reading to learn more about these traditions, including engagement ring etiquette.

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Ring Etiquette at the Wedding

On your wedding day, you wear your engagement ring on your right ring finger. During the wedding ceremony, your future husband slides your wedding ring onto your left ring finger. This tradition dates back to Ancient Egyptian times when people believed the vain in your left ring finger was directly connected to the heart –– a romantic thought indeed.

Where Does the Ring Go After the Wedding?

According to tradition, as soon as you are married, you are supposed to wear the engagement ring on your left ring finger again, alongside the wedding ring. Some women ignore this ring etiquette and completely disregard this tradition by adding a personal touch to it. Whichever way you decide to wear your engagement and wedding ring, it is imperative the rings are comfortable, and the ring size is perfect. After all, the difference between your left and right finger can be one or two sizes. 

Engagement Ring Etiquette for the Proposal

For years, tradition demanded that the man should propose to his loved one with a simple diamond engagement ring. Times have changed though, and more and more women choose to propose to their loved one. In some countries, the one proposing buys the ring to give to their beloved. In others, you propose and then choose the ring together.

What is the Engagement Ring Tradition for the Diamond?

Colourless diamonds are still the number one choice. However, we can see a clear rise in engagement rings set with coloured diamonds or precious stones beautifully displaying rubies and sapphires. When it comes to wedding rings, couples tend to go in a less traditional direction,  rarely choosing matching wedding bands but rather rings that match each of their personality. Many women choose to blend their own unique style with traditional ring etiquette. Ultimately you choose whichever way you decide to wear your engagement and wedding ring.

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