Maybe she landed a long-time-coming promotion, bought her first home or graduated from a master's program. Whatever the reason, more and more women are celebrating their biggest special moments by adorning their right ring fingers — that is, not their wedding ring finger — with a little special sparkle. That right-hand ring might look a lot like an engagement diamond. But don't misunderstand: This isn't an "alternative" to an engagement ring, nor is it meant to put down women who have chosen marriage.
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Ring Fingers and Their Meanings: Where Should You Wear Your Ring
It's a question we used to hear from our clients frequently: My partner and I are going to get married and we aren't sure which fingers we should put our rings on. What do you recommend? In the early aughts and prior to the legalization of same-sex marriage, we saw examples of lesbian and gay couples using a wide variety of options for their engagement and wedding rings. Others, however, embraced the traditional practice of using the ring finger of the left hand. Some preferred to use other fingers or symbols, like the same non-ring finger, while others matched rings but selected different fingers altogether.
How do you know a person is married? But before going into the association of rings with personalities, let's begin with the 5 rules every man needs to know about wearing rings. Want all five of these rules in an easy to understand infographic? Click here.
If someone asked you at age six, "What finger does the wedding ring go on? It's pretty common for most people, particularly in the United States, to sport their wedding ring on the left ring finger. But why is the wedding ring worn on the left hand in the first place?