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Engagement Ring on Which Finger?

The 4th finger on the left hand, the finger next to the pinky:

The long answer is that there is no right answer. The historical custom for wearing an engagement ring is thousands of years old. Hard evidence proves the exist since the days of the ancient roman empire). It is also believed that the custom began even earlier with the Egyptian dynasty. The reason of wearing an engagement ring on the 4th finger of the left hand is the old superstition the there is a vein connecting the heart to this finger.

Important to know!

  • In the western world it is costumed to wear the engagement ring on the 4th digit of the left hand.

  • For most humans the fingers on the right hand have a bigger size than the fingers of the left hand so the sizing is done for a specific hand.

This belief influenced the west world for wearing an engagement ring on the 4th finger of the left hand and they, using television culture, spread the custom to the rest of the world. Another interesting assumption is the possibility that the fact that the 4th finger of the left hand is smaller than the right hand strengthens this preference (due to weird psychological factors…) Following the previous example, most women wear their engagement rings on the left hand next to their wedding rings, but many others prefer the right hand, possibly when their wedding ring is not modest and doesn`t fit with an engagement ring.

Our approach, especially for anyone who is searching for religious factors, is that it doesn’t really matter.

 

There is no religious obligation in an engagement rings, it is meant as a symbolic gift. Every woman should wear her ring as she sees fit. It might be either the 2nd, 4th, 3rd fingers. We can even except the pinky or the thumb. Congratulations and best regards.

Eventually a better question than on which hand to wear an engagement ring is what is the required size for the ring.

You are welcome to consult us about getting the right ring size. Additional information about rings, customs and sizes:

  • Religion – there is no religious obligation of wearing an engagement ring.
  • Size – most engaged petite Asian women wear rings in size 5-6.
  • Proportionality – the males average Singapore budget for an engagement ring is $5,000 – $7,900, and the range for female is $2000 – $4000.
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Engagement Ring

An engagement ring is a spectacular piece of jewelry. Its beauty transcends fashion and carries a sigma or ownership. A ring is a lovely way of claiming your beloved and informing the public that she’s taken.

Popularly, brides wear their engagement rings on the 4th finger on the left hand. That is the finger next to the pinky. But actually, there is no right finger for wearing an engagement ring.

The History of Engagement Rings

The historical custom of wearing an engagement ring is thousands of years old. Evidence proves that it spans back to the days of the ancient roman empire. However, engagement rings go back in time, even earlier than the Egyptian dynasty.

 

The ancient Egyptians had a belief that can be linked to wearing engagement rings on the fourth finger. An old superstition has it that there is a vein on the fourth finger of the left hand that runs straight to the heart. So, as love is an emotion of the heart, the item which signifies love should be as close as possible to the heart.

 

Indeed, it is a beautiful belief. But, it’s important to note the following.

Firstly, in the western world, it is a custom to wear the engagement ring on the 4th digit of the left hand. So this belief influenced the western world to wear an engagement ring on the 4th finger of the left hand. Therefore, this widespread practice was birthed by westernization.

The western world, using television culture, now spread this custom to the rest of the world. With the power and influence of the western world, the use and pattern of wearing engagement rings spread.

 

Secondly, an engagement ring is mostly worn on the left hand’s ring finger. Have you ever wondered why? Another interesting assumption is that the 4th finger of the left hand is smaller than that of the right hand.

 

Due to certain psychological factors, this belief in size difference strengthens the preference. As such, sizing is done for a specific hand. Due to this and following the previous example, most women prefer to follow the status quo.

 

So, most wear their engagement rings on the left hand next to their wedding rings. Therefore, this culture has been promoted and passed down from one generation to another.

Can I Wear my Engagement Ring on my Right Hand?

Absolutely yes. You can wear your engagement ring wherever you choose to. After all, some folks don’t even wear rings.

Like I said earlier, there is no right or wrong finger for wearing an engagement ring. The whole ring finger charade transformed from superstition into practice. And then, the westerners have made the practice popular such that it seems naturally ethical.

 

Most ladies around the globe prefer to follow the practice. However, some prefer the right hand for various reasons.

It may be that they feel the engagement ring is not modest. Also, they may have the opinion that the wedding ring doesn’t fit with the engagement ring. And others are just naturally more comfortable adorning their right hands.

 

Ultimately, the truth is that the decision to wear your engagement ring lies with you. So, you should question your beliefs and preferences if you need help deciding.

Religious Factors Affecting Wearing of an Engagement Ring

Our approach, especially for anyone searching for religious factors, is that it doesn’t really matter. An engagement ring has no religious obligation, as it’s simply a symbolic gift. Therefore, no religion condemns the use of engagement rings.

So, every woman should wear her ring as she sees fit. It might be either the 2nd, 4th, or 3rd fingers. You can even opt for the pinky or the thumb. Congratulations and best regards; it’s still beautiful.

 

There are other things to channel your attention to when shopping for a ring. For example, an interesting point that confuses many grooms is the required size for the ring. While there is no specific size, most Asian women wear rings in sizes 5-6.

Another vital point is the budget. The average budget for an engagement ring for Singaporean males is between SGD 5,000 – SGD 7,900. And for females, the range is between SGD 2000 and SGD 4000.

 

However, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t more affordable rings. Do not let your budget restrict you from giving your wife-to-be what she deserves.

Come and let us cater to you. At Dianoche, we sell the best quality engagement rings that everyone will love.

 

Even if you want a unique design, don’t worry. Our highly skilled jeweler will craft your bespoke needs. Do stop by and visit us.

You are welcome to consult us about getting the right ring size. We can also offer any additional information you require about engagement rings. We anticipate your visit.

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