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Wearing an Engagement Ring Properly

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There are many various types of rings that can be used to commemorate a significant occasion, and there are numerous options available during a marriage. As a result, it can be difficult to figure out how to properly wear them. But don't be alarmed; the procedure is straightforward: when you are engaged, place your engagement ring on the fourth finger on your left hand. When getting married, the wedding ring should be worn first because it is closer to the heart. The engagement ring should be worn second. What about the eternity ring, do you think? This one is entirely up to you; you can choose to wear it on top of your wedding and engagement rings or on the opposite hand to the other.

Anyone can become overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available. The key to preventing any blunders, though, is to be familiar with the functions of each ring. So, here's a breakdown of the functions of each and where you should wear them to be most effective.

How To Wear An Engagement Ring Properly

Since the beginning of time, engagement rings have been used as a symbol of love. Women used to wear rings attached to small keys as a symbol of their engagement, according to anthropologists, and this is believed to have come from the Roman tradition. Gimmal rings, which are composed of two to three interlocking links that fit together to make a single ring, and posie rings, which were metal bands with a short inscription on their surface, were both extremely popular in England and France from the 15th through 17th century, respectively.

In fact, the earliest recorded diamond engagement ring was given to Archduke Maximillian of Austria's fiancée, Mary of Burgundy, in 1477, making it the oldest engagement ring in history. This became a popular trend among European aristocracy, which contributed to the development of the tradition into what it is today.

Engagement rings are given to a prospective spouse by a partner in order to propose marriage to them. Upon acceptance of the proposal, the person – usually a woman – will put on an engagement ring to signify that they are engaged to be married. When the big day arrives, the bride-to-be will take her engagement ring off and then put it back on again after the ceremony.

What Finger On Your Hand Should You Wear An Engagement Ring On?

In the United Kingdom, engagement rings are traditionally worn on the left ring finger. The left ring finger is the fourth finger on your left hand (it is located adjacent to your pinky finger). Following a wedding, it is customary to stack the engagement band on top of the wedding ring.

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