(Closed) Engagement ring on right hand? Wedding band on Left?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wear my wedding ring on my left hand and my engagement ring on my right. I knew from the moment I got engaged that I wanted to do this because I wanted an intricate wedding band and my hands are very tiny (3.75 ring size), so having so much bling on one finger looked silly.

I have been asked several times whether this is a “jewish” thing or a “canadian” thing. Nope! It’s just me being unconventional!

Just for reference, attached is a pic of my wedding band.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

when i got married before, i wore my ering on the left until the wedding day.  i moved it to the right side for the ceremony so it wouldn’t be “in the way” when DH1 put the wedding band on my finger (because traditionally you’re supposed to wear the wedding band inside the engagement ring), and then moved it back afterward and wore them stacked.  i almost couldn’t get it OFF my right hand, because those fingers are about a size bigger than the ones on the left.  in february i had my rings resized for my right hand, as i was starting a new relationship but feel that my relationship and marriage to DH1 is a huge part of who i am…honestly, being right-handed, my engagement ring snagged on EVERYTHING and was getting beat to hell (pardon the french).  so, if you’re right-handed, i would NOT recommend wearing your ering on your right hand, lol.

now i just wear my wedding band on my right hand, and put the ering away for DS to give the right girl someday, if it suits her and she wants it.  i hope he can find a girl with whom he can have the same kind of happiness his father and i had together, and i hope it lasts much longer than ours did.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

you can actually get a wedding band that splits…. and you put your engagement ring inside of it jareds.com has one i guess theyre called enhancers

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I thought about it because my original dream ring does not go with the e-ring at all. however, I like to reserve my right hand for more casual rings (like turquoise or amber), which I love and wear every day.

Post # 21
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Busy bee

I considered this as well, but I decided to just go with a curved diamond band so it would match my e-ring. If there is ever a day when I don’t want to wear both my e-ring and wedding band I will don a plain gold band in their place :). I am not really a huge fan on having jewelery on my dominate hand :(.

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love this idea! I want to do it, but …Fiance is not so sure.

I love my e-ring, but it has pave diamonds all around and and I do not want that for my wedding band, so I was thinking of wearing them on separate hands. Who cares if people don’t know the rock on my RH is an e-ring? They can see I’ve got a wedding band!

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@6598731ssfse3: Thank you!!! You made me feel so much better about my situation.  I may have to wear my engagement ring on my right hand and my wedding band on my left because I’m having trouble finding a wedding band that sits flush against my e-ring setting and I can’t afford to custom design a wedding band.  I was stressing out about having to have my e-ring on my right hand but the more I read, the less I feel stressed out.  You are absolutely right, no rules…do whatever fits for you.  Thank you! 🙂 

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@CanAmBride:You’re wedding band is beautiful!! I may have to do the same thing as you as I cannot find a wedding band to sit flush against my e-ring setting and I can’t afford to custom design a ring.  I LOVE your wedding band!!! Beautiful!!! 

 

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m wearing both on my left hand, but I may wear an eternity band on my right hand rather than adding yet another layer of diamonds (as most British women have smaller engagement rings than US women).

Post # 26
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Depends which country I’m in!

In general I will just wear wedding band on left. Engagement + band  for a special occasion in the states.

 I think as long as one ring is on the finger its all good. I used to worry if people would know I’m married by just one ring, but after looking at older generations and taking a general consensus, its  a yes!

Post # 26
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Wannabee

When engagement ringa first started being used, they often didn’t fit with the wedding ring. So the traditional way to do things is wear the e-ring on the left only until the wedding day. On that day you switch it to the right and let the wedding ring stay alone on the left. it wasn’t until more recently when wedding ring “sets” started becoming popular that people started keeping the 2 rings together on one finger. I’m getting a very unique wedding ring that wont allow me to wear them together so I’ll be doing things the old fashioned way. 

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