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A beautiful diamond ring on your finger makes your outfit that touch more elegant. It can also have an emotional value, as is often the case with an heirloom. But did you also know that different fingers have different meanings? We explain the meaning behind which finger you wear your ring on.
- The significance of a ring on a specific finger
- The significance of wearing a ring on the left or right hand
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Are you wondering which finger is your engagement ring finger? An engagement ring is traditionally worn on the ring finger of your left hand, which is right next to your little finger. People believed that the vein from the heart travelled through that finger. Nowadays people wear their engagement ring on the ring finger of their left or right hand.
If you are married, then you wear your engagement ring and wedding ring together on the ring finger of your left hand. You can read more about how this came about in this article.
Roman mythology also has something to say about the meaning of your ring being on a specific finger. Each finger, except the thumb, is supposed to represent a Roman god. We explain the meaning of each finger for you.
What does a ring on the thumb mean?
What does a ring on the index finger mean?
What is the meaning of a ring on the middle finger?
The middle finger is also a kind of balance, between good and evil, between the forces of the other fingers, and is associated with justice.
The middle finger is also supposed to be the perfect finger for showing off your ring to everyone. According to psychologists, you want to show off your ring as well as yourself. Fate and magic are also associated with wearing a ring on your middle finger.
What is the meaning of a ring on the ring finger?
Other kinds of rings are also highly suitable for wearing on the ring finger, too.
What does a ring on the little finger mean?
People with extraordinary talents, who are bright and resourceful wear rings on their little finger. In times gone by, men wore a signet ring on their little finger to sign important documents with, rings for the little finger have therefore vintage connotations.
People with extraordinary talents, who are bright and resourceful wear rings on their little finger.
If you want to wear another ring as well as your wedding ring and engagement ring, you can choose whether to wear it on the same or other hand. An eternity ring might even be worn on the same finger, for instance.
In some cultures, it is customary to move the wedding ring to the other hand when someone loses their partner. Both wedding rings can also be worn together, too, in which case the deceased partner's ring is worn behind the survivor's ring. Both rings can also be reworked by the jeweller into a widow ring.