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So which hand is the correct hand to wear your engagement ring or wedding band on?  It’s really your decision and your soul mate’s decision which hand to place the rings on. 

Most newlywed brides will change hands on wedding day for their engagement ring from their left hand to their right hand so that the wedding band will not be “outclassed” or “upstaged” by the e-ring. 

The wedding band is generally placed on the left hand during wedding day, since this hand is “closer to the heart”.  During wedding day you can also stow your e-ring, this is especially a good idea if you are going to be wearing gloves for your wedding or don’t want the wedding band to be upstaged. 

In most traditions, after the marriage day the ring is worn on the fourth finger (ring finger) of the hand that it was placed on during the wedding ceremony so choose carefully. 


Make sure to put the e-ring in a safe spot and do not put it back on until the wedding ring is in place.  Some brides like to move the e-ring back to their left hand after the marriage ceremony to have a “set” and even choose a solitaire of rings for
this reason.

If a woman does choose to wear both her wedding band and engagement ring in a set then the wedding ring is traditionally placed on the finger before the e-ring.  Women should note that many ring sets are considered incomplete if the e-ring and the wedding ring are worn separately.  If you do wear these as a set, remember to take good care of them. 

If you’re about to wear gloves, do lots of work that involves or hands or you are gardening you will want to remove the rings from your fingers, especially if you have a set with your wedding band.  A set can brace with each other and wear down more easily over time.

If over time your wedding rings no longer fit, you can sometimes get away with moving the engagement ring to another finger.  The wedding ring however, traditionally stays on the ring finger and may need other measures such as stringing it to a coordinated chain to wear as a pendent, an upgraded ring or a gemstone or diamond reset.  In best case scenarios you can get the wedding ring resized. 

But if not the above options are available.  Wedding rings are a sign of commitment, style and dedication to all the years of your marriage.  These years last all the way from the moment you say ‘I do’ during your wedding ceremony on to all the magical experiences that life will bring after your wedding.

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One Response to Which Hand Am I Supposed To Wear My Engagement Ring And Wedding Band On?

  1. josh says:

    A thumb is not a finger so is not on the forth so its the third

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