Your wedding ring is a symbol of love, trust, dedication, loyalty, and maybe even religion or faith. Wearing your ring also signals clearly to others that you and your spouse are fully committed to each other. No form of painting identifies the married. It’s the ring that tells. The unending circle of the ring is a symbol of eternity. It is the outward expression of the inward bond, as two hearts unite as one. Depending on the local wedding culture, it is worn on the base of the right or the left ring finger.
Choice of Size and types of wedding rings
Men get confused about the type and size of ring to buy. If you’re purchasing the ring without her, choosing one will be will more difficult where the ring is a surprise because obviously you won’t be able to ask her. These days, some jewelers offer something called an engagement setting in which you pick out the diamond(s) and place them in a temporary setting, just to get you through the proposal. Afterward, you and your new fiancee can go back to the jewelers and select the perfect band together.
Where to wear your wedding ring
Putting on your ring is a clear sign to others that you and your spouse are fully committed to each other. The correct finger for the wedding ring varies from culture to culture; however, most marriage customs call for people to wear wedding rings on the fourth finger of their left hand where the “vein of love” resides. The left ring finger is said to have a vein that goes straight to the heart. That’s why people tend to wear their wedding rings on this finger.
Prior to the wedding ceremony, most brides wear their engagement ring on the left hand. But during the ceremony, they move it to the right hand, and then back to the left hand after the wedding. Some brides place it on the middle finger of the left hand during the ceremony and later place it on top of the wedding band after the ceremony. Therefore, it is considered more appropriate to wear the engagement ring on “top” of the wedding band. However, it is still your choice as to the order of your rings.
Wearing matching engagement and wedding ring
If a woman chooses to wear her wedding and engagement ring as a matched set, it’s customary to wear the wedding ring first and then place the engagement ring after. That way the wedding ring is closer to your heart. This applies too for men. The fourth finger of the left hand is where the wedding ring is primarily worn.
Top 5 wedding ring Tips
Sizing is important
Choose a wedding ring size that is easy to remove; with no setting to grip, it can be difficult to loosen stuck rings.
Check the quality
Expensive doesn’t necessarily equate with being the ideal jeweler. Look for a store that makes you feel comfortable, where the staff is pleasant and helpful, and where you’re comfortable with the advice they provide.
Check the durability.
The durability of the band is important, as constant rubbing and knocking from daily activities will eventually wear down the band.
Everyone is different
A ring design that appeals to one person, may not appeal to another, just as a ring design that works well with one person’s lifestyle may not be appropriate for another person’s lifestyle.
Keep your ring clean
You can do it at home by soaking it in a mix of warm water and dish soap and then scrubbing it with a toothbrush. If you prefer, try soaking it in a mixture of cold water and ammonia and leave it to air dry. Alternatively, you can take it to a jewelry cleaner once in a while.