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8 Superstitions Around Wedding Rings

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It's only a matter of time before the big day arrives and you and your fiancee begin to feel a little nervous about the upcoming special events.

Because of these beliefs and superstitions, you may be wary of upsetting the balance – especially when it comes to the way you wear your wedding bands and engagement rings. Is it really bad luck to have an itchy finger? And would the relationship be'stifled' if the wedding ring was too tight? Check out the most common myths surrounding wedding rings and engagement rings in our handy resource below.

Myths about engagement and wedding rings

  1. A'stifled' marriage can be the result of an overly tight wedding ring

    Superstition has it that a wedding ring that is too tight can cause jealousy in a marriage. Stifling or strangling the relationship could lead to an unsuccessful or dissatisfactory marriage, according to the theory that too-tight wedding rings are a symbol of this.

  2. You can find out the gender of your unborn child by dangling a piece of thread from your wedding ring over your womb

    When all you need is a ring and some thread, who needs modern technology? It's not necessary to go to the hospital if you believe in the wedding ring superstition; instead, tie the ring to the thread and hang it over your belly to listen to the stars. A girl has been born when the ring begins to swivel in a circular motion. Your ring will sway back and forth if you get it for a boy.

  3. Wedding rings made of gold or silver are given to newlyweds as a symbol of their commitment to one another

    There is a good reason for the high cost of wedding bands. In the event that one of you runs away, you'll still have a high-quality ring to show your trust in your future spouse.

  4. The wearing of one's wedding rings off-hand could serve as a symbol of one's desire to move on

    As a first step, you should take extra care of your wedding ring because the chances of you losing it are quite high. A loose wedding ring can be interpreted as a sign of irresponsibility, which can lead to a wild night out on the town.

  5. Your marriage will be blessed if you drop your wedding band during the ceremony

    Dropping your wedding ring will supposedly ward off evil spirits from your marriage, despite your first impression that it's a sign of clumsiness. You will have a long and prosperous marriage because the aura of your marriage is cleansed of evil by the release of negativity from your wedding ring.

  6. You're heart is directly connected to the vein in the middle of your finger

    If you're counting on your thumb instead, you'd be on your fourth finger. Most people believe that the vein in their left hand is the only one that leads directly to their heart, so this is the most common way to get married today.

    It may be argued that there is no clear medical evidence to support this, but regardless, it has become a Western wedding tradition for the wedding ring to be placed on this finger.

  7. A bad omen comes with wearing another person's wedding ring

    In some cultures, it is considered bad luck to wear someone else's wedding ring, especially if the marriage was broken. People who believe that trauma-related energies, such as those left over from a failed marriage, can linger in objects such as wedding rings believe that wearing a wedding ring from a failed marriage will transfer that energy to the wearer.

  8. An itchy ring finger is a sign of a soon-to-be-engaged woman

    Having an itchy ring finger can indicate that you're about to get engaged or married, if you haven't already. A proposal could be on the way if your finger starts itching or tingling while you wait for him to pop the question!

    Please take a look at our stunning selection of Wedding Rings and contact us if you have any questions.

    Is there anything else you're looking at? In addition to a wide selection of engagement and wedding bands, we also carry a wide variety of pendants and bracelets in a variety of metals.

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