What is the reasonging for an RHR?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
15072 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just pretty to have and wear. Like a pretty pair of earrings or a killer bracelet.

Post # 4
Member
1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

@Glorificous:  my RHR is my 21st birthday present from my parents. Sometimes they are sentimental pieces of jewellery, other times it’s just another accessory that person likes to wear. No real reason at all except it’s pretty 🙂

Post # 5
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650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wear a gold ring on my right middle finger everyday for fashion type reasons. If I’m wearing an outfit with silver, I sometimes wear a diamond band my parents gave me for my 21st birthday. That was my nicest jewelry pre engagement, and I still like to give it it’s time in the sun! 

I used to wear rings on multiple fingers when I was younger, but now I think that looks kind of tacky on me. I love those skinny knuckle bands though!

Post # 6
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6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Glorificous: It is the jewelry industries attempt to sell more jewelry. There was a huge campaign about 10 years ago that was all about how your left hand was all about your love and “he” got to put a ring there but your right hand was about YOU and YOU put your ring there. The ads ended with something like “Ladies, raise your right hands”. 

Not knocking RHR. They are awesome but they used to just be called “rings”. But yeah… RHR along with “push presents” and “anniversary bands” are all just things jewelry stores say we “need”. 

 

Post # 7
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3938 posts
Honey bee

When my Grandad died my gran sent me some money and instructed me to buy something beautiful to remember my grandad by. So i bought a RHR. I think the concept of not wearing a RHR just because you maywear an e-ring utterly ridiculous. Like others said. Why not wear something pretty on your right hand.

Post # 8
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592 posts
Busy bee

Jewelry is sparkly, makes me happy and if I didn’t spend my extra cash on it then I’d buy enough candy and cupcakes to send me into a diabetic coma?

Post # 9
Member
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Easy! I like jewelry.

Post # 12
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

My FI proposed with a simple silver ring as he wanted us to go engagement ring shopping together. He wasn’t at all pushy about me not wearing the propsal ring after we got my engagement ring, but as it’s such a special thing I now wear it as a RHR. We got my engagement ring less than a week after he proposed, so if I didn’t wear my propsal ring on my right hand I’d have barely worn it at all, and much as I love my engagement ring this will always be the one he actually proposed with Smile

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

Im not sure….but RHR used to be referred to as cocktail rings. i want two small bands with peridot and citrine (my kids birthstones) To me…my wedding ring set represents me and my husband. It goes on my left ring finger…on my left hand. My right ring finger is gonna represent my kids. IDK…I guess i bought into all the jewelry industry propaganda 🙂

Post # 16
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@HellaCooper:  Right!!?!

@Glorificous:  Honestly this would be like saying what is the point of wearing earrings, or buying more than one necklace. We ladies like the fabulous adornments, the more we have the happier we are (well some of us I guess). Considering we have ten fingers and the e-ring/wedding band combo only goes on one that leaves nine other rings naked and ready for pretty things. 🙂

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