This Is the Reason Why Wedding Rings Are Worn on the 4th Finger (12 Pics)
Posted on Apr 27, 2016
Traditionally, we wear our wedding rings on the 4th finger, which is also known as the ring finger. But did you know that there is an incredible explanation as to why everyone in the world does this? Check out how the ring finger got its name.
1. An Ancient Tradition
Wedding rings have been used since ancient Egypt, nearly 5,000 years ago. In Egypt, and in many other ancient cultures, wearing wedding rings was an important custom.
2. The Ring Symbolizes Something Incredible
To ancient cultures, the ring represented a spiritual gateway into a new state of being. A wedding ring is considered to be the symbol of pure, eternal love.
3. The Chinese Tradition
According to Chinese culture, the fourth finger of your hand represents something very important.
4. The Fingers
Chinese culture states that the fingers on your left hand have many different meanings. For example, the thumb is symbolic of your parents.
5. The Meaning
The index finger shows you your brothers and sisters while the middle finger represents your being in the world.
6. The Ring Finger
According to the Chinese people, the fourth finger represents the person you are destined to be with, and the pinky represents your children.
7. Put Your Hands in This Position
In this position, you might be able to figure out why wedding rings are traditionally worn on the 4th finger.
8. Try to Separate Your Fingers Individually!
Some of your fingers will never separate even if you try really hard!
9. Did You Get It Yet?
Remember the Chinese symbolism?
10. The 4th Fingers Cannot Be Separated from Each Other!
Even if your thumbs (your parents), index finger (siblings), and your pinky (children) are easily separated, it is impossible to separate the ring fingers!
11. Ancient Roman Tradition
According to the ancient Romans, the wedding ring connects to an important vein in our ring finger. Not by coincidence, the vein is called vena amoris, and it is connected to the heart.
12. True Love Lasts Forever
That is the real meaning of the ring finger and the wedding ring. Amazing!