As mentioned above, wedding rings are most often worn on the fourth finger from the right of the left hand, particularly in the West. But you can also wear your wedding ring on your right ring finger. In Jewish tradition, during the wedding ceremony, the wedding ring is placed on the index finger of the right hand. There are several interpretations for this, but the most recognized explanation is that the index finger is considered to be the closest to the heart.
Traditionally in the United States, during the ceremony, the wedding ring goes on the left hand. While the ceremony is taking place, the engagement ring is placed on the left hand. This is so that the wedding ring can go on the right hand, closer to the heart. After the ceremony is over, the engagement ring is usually placed above the wedding band and both rings are worn on the same finger, with the band even closer to the heart.
While some people choose to build their wedding ring directly on their engagement ring, others choose to stack several rings on their right hand. However, some people choose to wear their wedding ring on their right hand. There are many reasons why rings are worn on the right hand. Since ancient times, the wedding ring has been constantly worn on the fourth finger of the left hand.
In the United States (and many other Western countries), the custom is to wear wedding rings on the fourth finger of the left hand. However, in many other countries, it is traditional to place wedding ring sets on the right hand. Why the difference? And what parts of the world choose the left or the right? Let's take a closer look at the history and context of wedding ring traditions. The finger of the wedding ring doesn't have to be on the left hand.
While tradition highlights the left ring finger as the ideal option, modern trends allow us to choose how to wear our rings. It's perfectly acceptable to wear your wedding ring or engagement ring on either hand and on any finger. In fact, you don't need to wear a ring, the choice depends on you and your partner to decide what best suits your lifestyle.