the ring

United States
January 18, 2007 4:39pm CST
i wonder why fianance wears the ring in right hand and then after marriage wear it in left hand? why not the reverse ?anyone here does know?
1 response
• Ireland
18 Jan 07
I have never heard of the ring being worn on the right hand, but I suppose each country has it's different customs. Here in Ireland, a girl wears a diamond ring on her left hand when she gets engaged and then wears the wedding ring on the same finger as the engagement ring after she is married. Men don't usually wear an engagement ring, but I gave my husband a gold ring with a black stone when we got engaged. He wore this on his left hand and he didn't want a wedding ring as we were saving for a house.