(Closed) Does any type of ring on the left hand always mean engagement ring to you?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
1809 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@squishee:  left ring finger is on reserve, to me. I know some teenagers use it for promise ring fingers, but for me, I’d only use mine for e-raing or wedding band.

Post # 33
2635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@shesho:  I agree! Wearing a ring on your left hand, on the ring finger, meens there is a good chance it might be an engagement ring (with whatever stone type). So if you wear one there, just know that it might be assumed that you are engaged.

Use this form of communication to your advantage ladies 😉 Don’t put a ring there if you want some male attention, and put one on if you want to be left alone, hehe!

I ususaly assume the woman is wearing an engagement ring, but I also know it might not be the case. I’ve just worn promise rings on my ring finger, and now my wedding rings 🙂

Post # 34
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yes, if it’s on the engagement finger, I assume e-ring. Or I assume that the lady wearing it is seriously attached, because if I was looking, I would never ever put a ring on that finger! Actually, I did reserve it for an engagement ring and never put anything else there. But to each her own. 

Post # 36
7225 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Nope. I wore a ring on my left hand for years. It was a ring my father gave me and it only fit on the left hand.

I didn’t wear it to appear engaged or avoid men. I wore it there because I loved it and I wanted to wear it.

I do not automatically assume someone is engaged or married based on the rings they are wearing.

Post # 37
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wore a ruby ring on my left hand for years.  I was not engaged and sometimes not even dating.  When I got engaged at the age of 44 he gave me a beautiful sapphire engagement ring (I’m not a diamond fan.).  Who cares?  It’s a finger…it’s a ring.  I didn’t care what anyone else ever thought. 

Post # 38
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Not to be rude to anybody, what so ever(!), but I don’t usually assume it to be an engagement ring unless it it a clear stone, or unless the setting on the left finger is too nice to be a cocktail gemstone ring. Maybe that’s because I’ve worn a LOT of non-engagement rings on my left finger, & having a really nice ring on it sets it apart in my mind as looking like an engagement ring.

Post # 39
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My Fiance got a promise ring for me when we were first dating that is a smokey quartz.  I wore it on my left ring finger because I feel like it’s an important place to have a ring.  People often called it my engagement ring when they were complimenting it but I kindly thanked and corrected them.  It’s never been a problem for me, though, and it’s not like I wouldn’t wear a ring on that finger if I wasn’t engaged.  Before the Engagement Ring and promise ring I wore my class ring on my left ring finger.  I say to each his own and if people are going to make assumptions, they’re going to do it anyway.

Post # 40
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@squishee:  Yep. And my brother in law’s girlfriend wears a ring he bought her on her left hand it drives me NUTS. I think the left hand ring finger is reserved for the engagement/wedding rings. (I’ve also been told, though, that people from the South find that to be a bigger deal than other places.)

Post # 41
504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I assume any ring on the left ring finger is an engagement, wedding, or promise ring, or that the person is wearing it to show that she’s in a relationship. Unless she looks under 18 or it’s obviously a class ring or costume ring. I never assume what ‘kind’ of ring it is though, IMO there isn’t a specific look to an engagement ring or promise ring. If it’s a plain metal band I usually assume wedding band, but I’ve known plenty of people who wore plain bands as engagement or promise rings, and married women who only wear a solitaire with no band.

Post # 43
2080 posts
Buzzing bee

Whether it’s a diamond, gemstone or beer can pop top (yes I’m dating myself here — I am older than you, OP)… if it’s on the left hand ring finger, I’ve always assumed it’s an e-ring and/or wedding band.


Post # 44
875 posts
Busy bee

@J_Perry:  This!

If the wearer appears to be 18 or older, I will assume that the ring is an engagement ring, regardless of the ring’s style. But I know that’s not always the case – I wear rings on my left hand’s ring finger from time to time because I have large fingers and all my rings are sized to fit my ring fingers. Then again, I wear jewelry a lot, so I’d assume someone like me might not be engaged, depending on her age.

Post # 45
158 posts
Blushing bee

I always assume that if i see a ring on a persons left ring finger it is some sort of promise, engagement, wedding ring or that they are not looking. I would never say anything to them but it is what I would assume.

I asked the Fiance out of curiousty of what he would say and his responce was this. “If its the left ring finger she is either engaged or married. I’ve seen women who wear a lot of rings but always leave that finger empty if she is not either married or engaged.”

I should also add that both responces only hold true if they appear to be of age (18+)

Post # 46
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@squishee:  no, although if be inclined to think “engagement ring” if is a diamond or diamond like ring. I figure anyone can where whatever they want on whichever finger they want and have it mean something or nothing.

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