(Closed) Engagement Ring

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I always assumed that you wore the ring on your right hand while engaged, on your left hand after marriage.  That actually seems to be a European tradition, however. The left hand is more usual in the US and the UK.  I think that you can do whatever you want – but most of the people I know wear (wore) theirs on their left hand.

I wouldn’t recommend wearing it around your neck!  I remember wearing my boyfriend’s class ring that way when I was in high school, although that was mostly because it was too big for any of my fingers.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Since the engagement ring is typically worn above the wedding band (closest to the fingertip), many brides switch their e-ring to the right hand for their wedding day.  Maybe that is what you are seeing in the pictures.

As far as I know, traditionally, the e-ring is worn on the left hand before and after marriage. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Some women choose to wear their engagement ring on their right hand and their wedding ring on their left hand after they’re married.  It is more common/traditional in North America to wear them both on the left hand, but sometimes it makes more sense to wear them on separate hands if the rings don’t match or won’t sit flush together, or if the engagement ring is such a shape that it would be impossible to find another ring that would fit with it. (If it’s curved or the stone is particularly large, for example).

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I agree with all of these comments, but I just have to say: love the SATC reference. I constantly throw those out and people think I’m crazy! (Except one bridesmaid who loves the series as well!)

Post # 7
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Helper bee

In the Greek Orthodox Tradition the wedding ring is worn on the right hand.  Perhaps the engagement ring is also?

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I know some people who wear their ring on a chain around their neck when they are working because of the nature of their jobs. For example, one is a massage therapist…I sure wouldn’t want her ring poking me!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I have always seen and heard that the e-ring is worn on your left hand except on wedding day then you wear it on your right hand until the ceremony is over!

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