Nash Collins - 09 June, 2022
Woohoo! It's wedding season, and everybody's sporting a diamond ring on their ring finger. But have you ever wondered what the meaning of a ring on each finger is?
Rings traditionally have been used as status, wealth, love, and power symbols. People of influence such as kings, queens, knights, and lords wore signet rings as status symbols and used them to seal important letters and legal documents during medieval times. Ancient Egyptians and Romans are said to have exchanged the first wedding bands known to man. People also believed that every finger has a spiritual or mystical meaning throughout history, but in modern times they have entirely different connotations related to personality traits.
The index finger is mainly associated with leadership, authority, confidence, and self-esteem. Sporting a diamond ring on the index finger of the active hand is seen as a power symbol. Similarly, wearing a ring on the index finger of the passive hand is perceived as an acceptance of leadership from others.
The middle finger is associated with beauty, responsibility, and introspection. People who flaunt statement rings on the middle finger of the active hand are mostly introspective. But, in popular culture, it is widely believed that wearing a ring on the left middle finger indicates responsibility.
The ring finger, also known as the engagement ring finger, is associated with love, beauty, creativity, and relationships. Thus an engagement ring, promise ring, or a wedding band is primarily worn on the ring finger.
Before modern medical science could explain the circulation of blood in the body, it was believed in popular culture that a blood vein ran directly from the ring finger on the left hand to the heart. And due to this hand-heart connection, the descriptive name Vena Amoris was chosen. Latin for Vein of Love.
The pinky finger is also dubbed the little finger. Rings are worn on the pinky finger to flaunt a fashion statement. Flaunting a ring on the pinky finger also represents that the person is a good negotiator.
Wearing a finger ring on the thumb of the active hand associates one with ambition. Vice versa wearing it on the passive hand indicates tremendous self-confidence.
So this is all the basic theory behind the meaning of rings on different fingers. At the end of the day, you choose what ring to wear and which finger to wear it on. It's about you and your ring, and you dictate which finger you prefer to wear it on. So the next time you wear your ring, wear it with style and confidence and radiate your style because there is only one you.
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