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Matching Couple Rings: Which Hand IS THE RIGHT ONE?

The decision of which hand to wear your engagement ring is completely yours

The wedding proposal has been planned down to the last detail, and the perfect engagement ring has been selected and there is just one question to be answered what hand should the engagement ring be placed on? We'd like to discuss how the tradition of a wedding ring was established.

What is the reason that the tradition of the engagement rings still being used?

The engagement ring was worn as an assurance to marry in the future. This tradition has its origins in the purchase of bridesmaids: in the past, bachelors would go looking for a bride to find the ideal woman for them. When they found the perfect bride and negotiated with her father for a dowry to be paid in exchange for their upcoming marriage. This tradition has been kept in the United States in which the person who proposes marriage to their partner wears an engagement ring on their finger.

Where should you put your engagement ring?

In this country it is customary to put the engagement ring on the finger left hand. It will stay there until the wedding. It is believed that the ring is the way between the person's hand and heart. If you're worried about losing this in the excitement of the ceremony it is best to remember the following saying left is good, right is bad. The traditional place for the engagement ring is to the left of the ring finger. But what is the origin of this traditional ring position come from?

Why why is it that a rings are traditionally worn on the right side?

It is believed that the reason why we and other nations wear engagement rings on the left-hand finger dates back to the past. Greeks, who put engagement rings on their left finger as a sign of marriage and commitment, put them on there. They assumed that a vein, the "Vena Amoris" that ran through this finger and led directly to the heart.

The ancient Egyptians and Romans also placed a great value on the finger of the ring in the left hand. They made use of it for the engagement ring.

Modernity or tradition Who typically purchases the engagement ring?

In many relationships in many relationships, the man is the one who finally decides to propose. This is why he usually also buys the engagement rings. But of course it is also possible for the bride to propose first and have the matching rings ready. Some couples decide to marry together and choose the rings together. In the specific design of the engagement and the choice of engagement rings each couple is free to express their own love however they like. What happens if a man wants to wear a ring on his finger?

Men also wear an engagement ring?

The person who wants to propose usually buys an engagement ring for their partner. But of course, everyone is free to do what they like here too Some men may also want to wear a sign of their commitment and get a men's ring for themselves as well. Women who are planning to propose to their spouse often do not want to be without the symbolism of the ring. In earlier times it was also commonplace for engaged couples to buy engagement rings together. The rings were removed before the wedding ceremony, and then put back on during the ceremony. So you are completely at your discretion as to whether you want to buy only one engagement ring or whether you would like a piece of jewelry for each of you.

Where do you put your wedding ring traditionally?

During the time of engagement couples will also be asking themselves the question: Which side do you wear the wedding ring on? In Germany it is typical to wear the wedding ring on the right hand. This custom probably dates back to the Bible and is particularly relevant for those who are Catholic. In Exodus 15 verse 6, it is stated in the Bible that the right hand is the good hand. In strict Catholicism, the left hand is thought of as unclean. In addition, this categorization is also often found in the German language. Everyone knows the phrase "Everything is legal". The wedding ring therefore has its traditional place on the finger of the right hand. What happens to the engagement ring after the marriage is over? It is a ring that has emotional value to the wearer in the time between engagement and wedding.

What happens to the engagement ring when it's gone? the wedding?

Many women feel the exact way and wear the gorgeous engagement ring for months or even years until the wedding, but they gradually get used to it and develop an emotional connection with the piece of jewelry. This creates the desire to wear the engagement ring after marriage and wearing the wedding ring. But what is the best method to accomplish this? If you or your fiancée wish to wear the engagement ring for a lifetime you have several options.

What alternatives do you have to wearing both rings at the same time?

If the engagement ring looks harmonious with the wedding ring, simply leave them both on your fingers. There's nothing wrong with this approach when you feel comfortable with it. You can continue wearing your engagement ring left, and your wedding ring right.

You can also switch fingers. Many people place the engagement rings on the middle finger of their right hand following the wedding.

There is also the option of continuing to wear the engagement rings as necklaces. This is a great option for those who do not want the engagement ring to collect dust in a drawer, but feel that wearing two rings on their hand is too to.

The engagement ring can also be worn as an ring on the ring finger of the right hand, immediately before the wedding band.

If you are comfortable wearing both rings and they are both wearable together, then you can. If you know this prior to the wedding, it is best to select engagement rings and wedding rings simultaneously. Be sure that they complement each other in terms of shape, material and color and create a harmonious picture. We're happy to help you on this: just contact us.

Engagement rings: In other countries, which side is picked?

The reason why the ring is worn here and in other countries is not understood. This is probably why the tradition varies so much from country to country.

In general, couples in Mediterranean countries are more likely to wear their wedding rings on their left hand. This is true, for instance, in France, Switzerland or Portugal. The more north you go, it is more likely that the left hand will be the one selected for the wedding ring.

In Germany, the right hand, as discussed above is the wedding ring hand. However, it is not the only hand.

Is this decision mandatory or optional? Or, can you choose which hand you'd like to use as the symbol of your marriage?

No obligations

You don't have to wear your wedding engagement ring on the hand that is weaker. You may choose, as do many couples in the modern age, to wear the ring on the hand that is weaker. The ring won't be worn out as fast. It doesn't matter that you don't wear rings. The ring is a symbol of your love and that's all that matters. Whatever you decide, the wedding ring will be valid in any hand and serves its purpose.

Does it matter if you are left-handed or right-handed?

You can put your rings on the hand you use less frequently, i.e. the hand you use less frequently. If you're left-handed it could be your right hand.

The choice of which hand to wear your engagement ring is completely yours

There are some questions regarding the engagement ring prior to planning your wedding. One of those is whether it should be worn on the right or left hand. You decide whether you want to go with the traditional route and wear the engagement ring on your left hand or if you are more at ease with a different design. You now have a variety of different options you do with the ring after the wedding is over.

We're happy to assist you in finding the right wedding ring to give your future partner. In our online store, you are able to choose from a variety of ring designs in a variety of colors and materials. We can also help you determine the appropriate size of ring. Would you like engraving for your wedding or engagement rings? It is also possible with us in high quality and without long wait. Last but not least our team of experts at JC Wedding Rings is always happy to assist you with any questions you might have about engagement rings and wedding bands.




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