Post # 1
I’m Orthodox, so this means we wear our ering on our right hand during the engagement, but on the left once we’re married. Can I just say, I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it! Where I live (Australia) no one knows I’m engaged and it annoys me lol, like I can afford a RHR this expensive lol (other than people from my church and community). But my FI won’t let me wear it on the left!
Any bees wear it on the right? How do you feel? Why do you wear it on the right?
Post # 3
@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
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
@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
@Moranar: I’m Canadian too, but wear mine on my left hand. Is this tradition a religious tradition or French-Canadian tradition?
Post # 7
@Baybeejulia: Definitely I would wear a CZ stand-in on my left!
Post # 8
@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
@Moranar: very interesting! It definitely makes sense
Post # 10
@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 # 11
@MissCaraMia: +1 Just wear one on both hands!
Post # 12
Thanks for the suggestions ladies. I appreciate it. But for me, my ring is so special and I hate the idea of wearing something else to impersonate it, if that makes sense. Plus I only want to wear my ering, no other ring.
@Moranar: It’s exactly the same in my culture. For us, we have a church engagement ceremony with our wedding band, so it is worn on the right until we are married then move it to the left, to differentiate I suppose. My FI and I haven’t had our engagement ceremony yet though.
Post # 13
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
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
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
Post # 16
@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.