If you wear your ering on your right hand…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Why do you?
    Religion : (0 votes)
    Culture : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Tradition : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Preference : (2 votes)
    3 %
    I wear it on my left : (63 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Baybeejulia:   What if…what if you also wore a stand-in ring on your left, and then when people asked about it, gently redirect the conversatuion to your real e-ring.  the old bait-and-switch!

    Post # 4
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I’m an American living abroad. When my fiance proposed, I instinctively held out my left hand for the ring, but after some time I noticed that most people here wear their wedding sets on the right hand. However, it’s not really a strict rule here, and I often see other combinations (wearing engagement ring on one hand and wedding band on the other also seems popular). I generally wear my engagement ring on my right hand now, mostly to make things more obvious for the culture I’m living in, but also because it’s a little loose and my right ring finger is bigger! 🙂

     

    Post # 5
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    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @Baybeejulia:  I’m in Canada and wear my ring on my right hand. I’ll be switching it to my left once I’m married. I have had a total of two people know that tradition. One was my mom. I still like it so I do it for me.

    Post # 6
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    2010 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Moranar:  I’m Canadian too, but wear mine on my left hand.  Is this tradition a religious tradition or French-Canadian tradition?

    Post # 8
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    83 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @blushbliss:  My ethnicity is primarily Italian over Quebecoise but even a lot of Italians don’t remember that one anymore. I think the tradition stems from when people would have one ring as their engagement and their wedding ring. So the idea is you would have it on your right hand while engaged and then switch it to your left to show you were married. Since people tend to get two rings now, most people don’t even know about it anymore. My friend’s parents recognized it because her dad had done that while engaged to her mom.

    Post # 9
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    2010 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Moranar:  very interesting!  It definitely makes sense 

    Post # 10
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Baybeejulia:  For me it depends on the day! I can commit to one man, but no one ring! So sometimes I’ll put a different ring on my left hand ring finger and wear my e-ring on my right hand. Probably 80% of the time I wear my e-ring on my left hand, though. It’s not a traditional diamond (sapphire with halo of diamonds) so people don’t always connect the dots and think it’s an engagement ring anyway, although I adore it. 

    Post # 13
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    117 posts
    Blushing bee

    You could always wear your e-ring on your left hand and your wedding band on your right hand. Traditionally in my culture there are no engagement rings (it’s a western addition) and you switch over the wedding band to your left hand when you get married. So to keep with tradition I plan on wearing my wedding band on my right and my e-ring on my left. 

    Post # 14
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    537 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wore mine on the left because that’s what I’m used to, but Germans wear theirs on the right, or one on each hand.

    Post # 15
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    30 posts
    Newbee

    As mentioned by blushpink13, that’s what I would do. Like her, I’m Russian, well not sure if she is but our cultures are similar in that traditionally there are not engagement rings, so as she suggested possibly try something like that Smile

    Post # 16
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    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @Baybeejulia:  Armenian people wear it on their right hands, too. We have engagement ceremonies where the rings are blessed by the priest and worn on the right hand. They’re switched to the left after the wedding. I wear it on the left and refused to have my ring blessed and broke tradition. Surprisingly no one fought me on it. 

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