Which Is Your Ring Finger?
The tradition and symbolism of the ring finger can be traced back to ancient times. According to legend, it was believed that the ring finger had a vein that connected directly to the heart, so lovers’ hearts would be metaphorically connected by their rings.
The early Romans called this the Vena Amoris, or vein of love. To solidify a union founded in love, a ring was placed on that specific finger to signify the romance that the newly wedded couple shared, symbolically connecting their two hearts. Sadly, our modern-day understanding of anatomy shows that all fingers have venous connections to the heart and no such singular vein exists, shattering the adorable symbolism. Despite the scientific revelation, tradition still holds true for many couples who designate their left-hand ring finger to signify their commitment to each other.
In many cultures, the ring finger is designated as the fourth finger on the left hand. Though the tradition of wearing a wedding ring on this digit originated from the belief that this finger has a vein running directly to the heart, some countries including India, Germany, Spain, Norway, and Russia traditionally wear their wedding rings on their right hand. Overall, it seems cultural traditions and norms set the standard for this custom. Interestingly, with all the wedding traditions and trends that people decide to make their own in some way, the ring finger is one that most people keep.
Whether you wear your diamond engagement ring and wedding band on your right hand or left, your index finger or thumb, your ring finger is not what matters. More than just beautiful pieces of jewelry, your engagement and wedding rings symbolize a promise of your commitment to one another, your future experiences, and your union together. They are an unwavering symbol of your love, now and forever.
With this in mind, one can understand how meaningful and important selecting a ring is for a couple. Even if it’s not a wedding ring, it can be a treasured symbol of love and commitment that communicates that the other person is cherished. At Lao Pride Inc, we understand a ring has value far beyond its material worth. Our intricate, high-quality craftsmanship and stunning designs will leave your customers fully satisfied. Contact us today to learn how we can provide you with custom-made, elegant rings that are sure to please your customers.