How to wear an engagement ring
Engagement is an ancient ceremony, the roots of which go back centuries. But even today it does not lose its relevance. An indispensable attribute of an engagement is a ring, but there is a lot of disagreement about exactly how it should be worn.
According to tradition, announcing the seriousness of his intentions towards his beloved, the future groom makes her a marriage proposal. If she agrees to him, then he puts an engagement ring on her finger. From that moment on, the couple is considered a bride and groom. Evidence of the infinity of their mutual love and the fact that the girl’s heart is already occupied is the ring that she must wear until the wedding itself.
The engagement ring must be worn on the ring finger. Moreover, on which hand it will be, depends on the generally accepted tradition. So, for example, the Slavic peoples, as well as the inhabitants of Greece, Spain, Colombia, Norway, India wear it on their right hand. While in many Western cultures, for example, among the population of the USA, Italy and France, Great Britain and Sweden, it is customary to wear this ring on the left hand. On the same hand, engagement rings are also worn by the Japanese. There are also countries in which the choice of hand depends on religion or on the region of residence. Vivid examples of this are Belgium and Holland.
On the day of the wedding, the engagement ring is removed and the wedding ring takes its place. The further fate of this ring may be different. Undoubtedly, it is necessary to keep it all your life. However, in some families it becomes a relic that is passed down from generation to generation. In this case, when your son proposes to marry his beloved, he can give her the ring that you received at the engagement from your husband.
Many women continue to wear their engagement ring after marriage. Some put it on the ring finger of the left hand. Others, if it is in harmony with the wedding ring, wear them on the same finger. An interesting option can be double rings, which can be worn separately or fastened together.
It is also worth noting that after the engagement, the bride and groom still have time to think about whether they really want to live together all their lives. And if for some reason the bride changes her decision regarding marriage, then according to the rules of good manners, along with her “no", she must return the engagement ring to the groom.