Which Finger to Wear an Engagement Ring

Contrary to legend, an engagement ring does not necessarily on the ring finger of the left hand. Our historic lighting and the opinion of the jewelers.

Which Finger to Wear an Engagement Ring

You believe firmly that the engagement ring is necessarily the same finger that alliance, that is to say to the ring finger of the left hand? If there is a grain of truth in this ancestral belief, know that it is based on any legal or religious dogma can however help to avoid.

A bit of history

Tender hearts claim that already in ancient Egypt and ancient Rome time, according to 3Rjewelry, the engagement ring was worn on the ring finger of the left hand because it was the source of the Vena Amoris, a vein connected directly to the heart. Delicious legend whose romantic charm is however tempered by the procedure which surrounded the delivery of the precious ring, and has in addition lost its poetic potential since modern medicine has taught us that all the veins in the body are directly related to the heart.

In their new dictionary of origins, François Joseph Michel Noël and L. J. Mr. Carpentier noted in 1827 as “among the ancient promises of marriage preceded a few days of marriage and the wedding. The ceremony over, the groom gave the fiancée of the deposit which consisted of a few pieces of gold or silver. Soon after, he sent her a cohesive whole iron ring which was the second finger of the left hand.”We could promise or engaged a girl from the age of ten years.”

Suffice to say that tradition that we believe exalt today respecting the sacrosanct rule of the directory and the left hand is not at all an act of tenderness or the promise of a love eternal and confident, but the perpetuation of use by which two families took Act, by leaving a ring of iron, beneficial territorial and financial reconciliation who met the family of the two “Contracting” (remotely).

A woman would look her engagement ring more than a million times in his life

If there is no other legal basis – the french from 1804 civil Code recognizes no legitimacy to the notion of “engagement”, which has incidentally not even mentioned – if religion prefers not to get involved, and if the alleged obligation to wear the engagement ring on the ring finger of the left hand is that blind extension of a trivial rite, which prevents now new engaged couples to decide for themselves where When and how to wear the symbol of their love?

The answer is nothing, absolutely nothing: everyone should feel free to do what he him please! An approach warmly recommended by Florence Rollet Vice President Tiffany & Co. Europe. More so, we assure, women have to watch her engagement ring more than a million times in his life!

Hollie Bonneville Barden, Manager of creation at the jeweler De Beers, also notes that “the port of the engagement ring and of the alliance depends on crops. In many countries (Brazil, Egypt, Lebanon,…), they are for example for the right hand. After the wedding, it is estimated that the alliance should be given first, followed by the engagement ring”.

Choose ring of betrothal and alliance in the same material

Indeed, the sentimental case law often dictates the bride to leave the ring above the alliance as so “betrothal protect marriage”. “Tiffany & co, says Florence Rollet, 95% of our clients choose to wear the alliance and the engagement ring on the same finger to be able to look at them same glance”.

Same verdict, qualified by practical advice, at De Beers: “They are traditionally laid together”, confirms Hollie Bonneville Barden.”However, it is important that each wife lines from each other so that they will not deteriorate. Generally, if the engagement ring is Platinum, the alliance must be also to avoid that they become damaged. If you pair with Gold Platinum, for example, it will gradually use gold because it’s a harder material.”

This massively followed custom is fortunately relaxed by the diversity of our temperaments, but also by the strength of the new scene jewelry, which now offers to transform our favorite inventive jewelry, stones as the rings of phalanges or the rings to two or three fingers that resolve, by their essence, the issue of the choice of location.