3 Reasons Why Wedding Ring Goes on the Fourth Finger

3 Reasons Why Wedding Ring Goes on the Fourth Finger

Wedding rings

Wedding rings

You probably have never cared for the reason behind “putting a ring on it” or why the ring has to go on the fourth finger.

Well, we want you to know all the nitty-gritty about your saying yes, including the fun, traditional, and mythological parts. Here are a few known reasons why you slide that lovely metal ring over your partner’s finger, and we hope you get something to sip on during this fun read!

●               The Connecting Vein Of Love

It is hardly believable, but the ancient Romans thought there was a vein connecting the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart, thus creating a strong bond between you and your partner.

Regardless, modern science, which has put out facts about how our minds connect us to people and how the feeling of love is stimulated by chemicals in our brains (and not the heart), has disproved this notion of the ‘vein-of-love.’

The irony is: of all the fingers connected by veins to the heart, the fourth is the weakest!

●               The Distinguishing Factor

To distinguish its members from Catholics and other Christians who wore their wedding rings on the fourth finger of the right hand, the Anglican Church felt it was more significant, as God blesses with the right hand.

The Anglican Church, then called The Church of England, in the 16th century, around the year 1549, instructed their members and, through a prayer book, to wear their wedding rings on the fourth finger of the left hand.

●               Men Only

An added factor of interest is with the Chinese, who wear it on the right finger for the women, Men wear the ring on their left finger. It entails that the person who runs the home runs it with the right hand, which wields more influence.

However, in recent times, people are breaking off from traditions, while others may feel the need to hold onto them.

Either way, nothing is more important than your happiness.

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