Post # 1
I’ve seen a few posts on the bee where brides are getting right hand rings. I never noticed until recently, but my boss wears a right hand ring on what would be her wedding finger (so same finger, diff hand…if that makes sense). It is actually her wedding ring, but she is divorced.
What is the significance of a RHR?
Post # 3
My dad bought me a beautiful diamond band for my 16th birthday and it has always been my right hand ring. To me, after my left ring finger, my right is the next most important, and what better way to represent the origional love of my life (my daddy). But thats might just be me. 🙂
Post # 4
My mom actually bought an engagement ring with two wedding bands as a right hand ring just because she likes diamonds. She’s still married to my dad and wears her actual wedding ring and engagement ring on her left hand, along with my grandma’s wedding ring. The right hand, though, is completely blinged out with her new set.
I joke around with her that she’s going to end up wearing a diamond encrusted glove like Michael Jackson just so she’ll have room for all her diamonds :).
I think for some women, it’s just because they like rings. For others like your divorced co-worker, it’s probably a way to adjust.
Post # 5
I have a promise ring my FI got me on our first anniversary which I wear on my right hand’s ring finger. I plan to continue to wear it even after we’re married. It reminds me of how far we’ve come!
I think right hand rings can have all kinds of meanings. Perhaps it signifies accomplishments with career, the birth of a child, or perhaps you just want another pretty ring, lol.
Post # 6
Personally I really like things to be pretty even so for everyday wear I wear my wedding ring on my left hand and my engagement on my right. Occassionally I wear a different family ring on my right hand and put my engagement ring back on my left.
Post # 7
I wear my paternal grandmother’s wedding/engagement rings on my right hand ring finger. My grandfather gave it to me after we got engaged (my grandma passed away in 2007) and we contemplated using her diamond but I felt kinda guilty taking it out of her original setting. It fit my finger perfectly so I’ve been wearing it there ever since!
Post # 8
@DeathByDesign: This is what I do too. I used to wear the promise ring on my left hand and when we got engaged I just switched it over to it’s new home on my right hand 🙂
Post # 9
my right hand is for coctail rings! some of them are nice, like amber or turquoise. but some of them are cheap. they’re almost always huge!
Post # 10
To me, a ring that goes on any finger other than my left is just a ring–that I may have or wear for any number of reasons.
Post # 11
De Beers used to market right hand rings as “your left hand belongs to him, your right hand belongs to you.” Or something like that. The idea was to express who you are and how succcessful you are, besides being a married or someone “spoken for”. It was a very successful ad campaign targeted to affluent women with a LOT of disposable income.
I had never even heard of the term “right hand ring” until that 2001 campaign.
My opinion – your fingers are your fingers. You wear what ring you want to wear on whatever finger you choose. LOL.
Here’s the infamous ad…
Post # 12
my engagement ring is pretty unique and we had a hard time finding a “match” for a wedding band. i went completely different and got a complementary ring that i wear on my right hand… or sometimes on my left without wearing my engagement ring when i want to wear less.
i’m just indecisive and love rings, so it worked out!
Post # 13
@sonomagal: and another slogan from that campaign…
“Your left hand says ‘we.’ Your right hand says ‘me.’ Your left hand loves candlelight. Your right hand loves the spotlight. Your left hand rocks the cradle. Your right hand rules the world. Women of the world, raise your right hand.”
Post # 14
@sonomagal: Wow that’s so interesting I never knew that!
Post # 15
I wear my mom’s engagement ring on my right hand ring finger. She passed away when I was an infant so it’s nice to have her with me every day 🙂
Post # 16
Russians wear wedding rings on the right hand. It’s a custom.