(Closed) Wearing ring set on the right hand = married?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you assume someone is married if they're wearing a ring set on their right hand?
    Yes : (13 votes)
    11 %
    No : (106 votes)
    89 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    8487 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I always heard that if your husband dies and leaves you a widow, you move it to your right hand. Dont know how true that is, just what I’ve heard.

    Post # 5
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    598 posts
    Busy bee

    I would assume they are married because, in different cultures, people wear their wedding set on the right hand. If it was just one ring, I wouldn’t think so, but if it was a set I would think marriage.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @BrookeBQ:  I agree. In Russia for one they wear their wedding set on their right hand. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’ve had many boys assume I was engaged before I was because I wore a RHR. I don’t think I would assume she was married unless she mentions a husband.

    Post # 8
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    4893 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’ve seen people with rings on their right hand that look like wedding rings and didn’t assume they were married. If they were obviously foreign, I might, but that’s the only time. 

    Post # 9
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    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i don’t assume anyone is married.

    Post # 10
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @mypinkshoes:  Exactly this!

    Post # 11
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    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I guess I wouldn’t assume, exactly, but the thought would definitely cross my mind as more than a possibility, because in my culture (Eastern European) the rings are worn on the right hand. I’ve also seen people in Canada (where I live) wear them on the right hand if they are left-handed, which makes sense to me.

    Post # 12
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    3452 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would not think she was married with a wedding set on her right hand.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I know in some cultures they do, but for the most part I don’t assume it’s a wedding set if it’s on the right hand.

    Post # 14
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    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Dpends on the country you are in… In North America it’s the left hand, in other lands, it’s the right hand. I feel that if you wear them both the wedding band and engagement ring, you are married, no matter which hand it’s on.

    Post # 15
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    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I would assume she was widowed, or wearing sentimental rings. 

    Post # 16
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    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would assume it’s a wedding set. I know someone who is married and has a deformity on her left hand, so she and her husband wear their rings on their right hands. 

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