Wedding ring

Wedding ring

A ring is a jewel that the finger (especially the ring finger) bears. The ring in relation to the marriage (or similar relationship) a strong symbolic meaning.

An engagement ring is a ring indicating that the bearer to be engaged and to each other is given to the engagement. Often it is the ring that one partner to the other gives the marriage proposal. The ring is thus comparable to the wedding ring. An engagement ring is sometimes a separate ring, but in the Netherlands it is usually the (future) wedding ring, worn on the other hand (for Catholics and non-believers, the ring than on the right side to the left and Protestants of the left- to the right). The wedding ring is worn on the right ring finger, the engagement ring worn on the left (and vice versa). In North America contribute their fiancés ring usually on the left ring finger. According to popular belief, one must always engagement ring on the third finger of the left hand carry and if it is first converted slid the ring should be rotated three times while counting ten. The engagement is in Belgium and the Netherlands since the end of the 20th century, still less celebrated, especially because many couples live together first before they get married.

The wedding ring is worn as a sign whatsoever before. The fact that a ring has no beginning and end, will have contributed to this. It is customary for the wedding ring finger of the left hand to wear. The ring finger was under the old folk belief in connection with the heart and so is this use occur, the left hand is closer to the heart. However, Roman Catholic or Orthodox people wear the wedding ring on the ring finger of the mostly right. A use of widows and widowers to the ring of the deceased spouse (o) t (e) behind their own wedding ring to wear. The exchange of rings has always been a fixed part of the wedding ceremony. In the Catholic Church is even a compulsory part of the wedding ceremony. The ring was the ring finger of the left hand worn. After the Reformation, the wedding rings as inappropriate vanity seen under the influence of Calvinism. While Catholics continued with the blessing of wedding rings, the Protestants had renounced the wedding ring. Only in the nineteenth century, the Protestant use of the wedding ring again, when they became aware of the symbolic significance of the ring. But fully accept the Catholic habits they did not. In order to contrast the 'left bearing "Catholics, Protestants chose the right finger. This can be in the Netherlands often see if anyone (from home) Catholic or Protestant. The non-believers or else wear the ring often now, to American use, to the left. In Flanders, the wedding ring is worn in West and East Flanders left in Antwerp and Brabant right, while in Limburg varies by region.

In North America and South Africa, most married wear their wedding ring on their left ring finger, regardless of whether they are Catholic or not. Eastern Orthodox always wear their wedding ring on the right ring finger, a usage which also applies in the German-speaking countries and Chile. During a Jewish wedding is the wedding ring on the forefinger of the bride slipped. Afterwards, place the bride's wedding ring on her left ring finger usually.


There are a number of people believe about the wedding:

The wedding ring should be worn permanently.
When a woman loses her wedding ring, she will also lose her husband.
If the wedding ring breaks, husband and wife will soon die.
By the wedding ring on a wart to explain and then with a gooseberry thorn pricking, one can get rid of warts.
With a borrowed wedding ring can an unmarried woman predict whether or not they are getting married in the future.


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