Wedding rings are an important tradition for many couples. But is there a right or a wrong way to wear your wedding rings? Today's brides and grooms have many choices when it comes to how to wear their rings. Here are five of the most popular combinations and positions.
1. Stacked, Engagement Ring on Top. While most people know that tradition places the wedding rings on the third finger of the left hand, they may know less about how to stack them. The most traditional order for stacking is with the wedding ring on first. Why? Having the wedding ring lower places is closer to your heart in a symbolic gesture of your love.
2. Stacked, Engagement Ring on Bottom. This order is similar to the other stacking option but reverses the order of the stack. The reasoning here is that you would place the rings on in the order in which you received them. The engagement ring signifies the promise made and the wedding band solidifies and gives it sparkle.
3. Engagement Ring On Right Hand. If the two rings don't fit perfectly together or you feel it's too much bling together, you may choose to wear one on the other hand. And since the left hand is the most traditional place for a wedding band, it makes sense to wear the engagement ring on the opposite hand.
4. Engagement Ring on a Different Finger. Looking for a way to highlight both your rings? Why not place them on two different fingers on the same hand? To keep with tradition, you might place your wedding band on the third finger but have more fun with the placement of the engagement ring. Consider a thumb or pinkie ring instead!
4. One At a Time. You don't have to wear both the engagement ring and a wedding band all the time. Many people have good reasons for using just one or the other. They may simply like a more minimalist wedding ring appearance. Or they may have a job — such as in a hospital or involving sports — that works better with only a single ring. There's no need to feel obligated to use both all the time.
Clearly, there is no right or wrong way to wear your wedding rings. With so much choice, the way you display the symbols of your marriage are easy to personalize. For more help with the practical aspects of wedding and engagement rings, talk with an experienced jewelry or wedding ring store today.Share