Nowadays, according to the tradition before the wedding, the engagement ring is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand (in some countries it is right hand). After the wedding, on this finger, the wedding ring should take its place. What about the engagement ring then? Traditionally, it should be moved to the fourth finger of the other hand (right or left, depending on the country).
Nevertheless, it is the woman who decides where to wear the ring. At times engagement ring and wedding ring are worn on the same finger – the only disadvantage is that they can make scratches on their surfaces, which would be nothing good for either of these two, most valuable, rings a woman owns. What is the best way to find a solution to the problem? Which way is the most proper one? And what about tradition? We present some modern approaches and ways of solving the problem.
The first moment we come across the problem is the very wedding ceremony. What should we do when our beloved wants to put a wedding ring on our finger? Some women take off the engagement rings and put it on the other hand so the it would be possible to photograph the moment of putting the wedding ring onto an empty hand, which looks nice. On the other hand, some choose to leave the engagement ring and cover it with the wedding one. Both options are used and the choice of the most appropriate one depends only on the bride.
It is beyond doubts that when a wedding ring appear, it is more important symbol. Some ladies wears both rings together, however, as it was said above, it can be engendered with potential damages of the metals and gems. Moreover, we have to remember that it is not a good way when the styles and designs of both rings are varied. Some metals like silver and gold, for example are not a good match for many reasons. However, if someone doesn’t mind such a strange mixture…maybe the fact that the both rings loose their beauty and individual characters will help them change their decision.
As far as the aspect of tradition goes, it is respected in many ways, but it is just a nice custom, we don’t have to stick to it in any way. Tradition lists some common practices, which are not to be treated as standards or superstitions. That is why many people freely follows their preferences and tastes. In addition, our modern world offers us not a usual jewelry. Most of the wedding rings and engagement rings are works of art, masterpieces that require special treatment and a good exposition.