Rings & Meaning - what does each finger symbolize?
Buying a ring, the most confusing piece of bling there is! The meaning behind why we wear what has become one of the most obvious fashion statements of all time. Understanding the symbolism of each finger and learning how to pick the right ring for each occasion.
Presents can be hard to buy at times. That’s why over the years men have learnt that they can never go wrong with jewelry! Opening the perfectly wrapped box and seeing something sparkling back makes every girl smile. Jewelry has a way of saying everything you want to, without ever having to say a word. Buying a ring might seem daunting at first, especially when a guy is buying for his girl. But do not fear. Here’s everything you will need to know before buying a ring so you can understand what you are doing. Avoid the daunt, and have something that you can flaunt.
The meaning of each finger
Each finger brings with it a different meaning. It is key to understand what each finger symbolizes in order to understand where to wear each ring.
The ‘wedding’ finger
The most common known symbolism for fingers is the fourth finger on the left hand, which in many cultures is reserved for the engagement ring, and later the wedding ring. However, be warned: in some parts of the world this finger reserved for the engagement and wedding rings is the fourth finger on the right hand. I once made the mistake when speaking to a guy from Poland and presumed he was single until he told me that the wedding ring was worn on the right hand in their country! In some traditions it is believed to be bad luck to wear rings on this finger before you are engaged, tempting fate to slow down bringing you true love.
The ‘pinky’ or ‘index’ fingerThe little ‘pinky’ finger and the first ‘index’ finger have become fashion statements only in recent years. People choose to wear rings on these fingers to bring added attention to the hand. They can be quite daring as they really do make a statement, but they can look amazing! It’s a way to say “I am a fashionista in my own right!”
The ‘middle’ fingerThe middle finger is the most popular finger of all for rings. This was due to people not wanting confusion between which hand the wedding finger was on. This being the case, the middle finger was a safe default. Due to its location on the hand, rings on this finger show a sense of balance and responsibility. Rings on this finger add glamour and class to an outfit. It gives it an extra sense of style without being too forceful.
Spicing up the world of rings
In the last few years we have seen the addition of midi rings to the world of fashion too. These have taken off at storm and look great when paired with another ring or two on the same hand. They are for girls who love to accessorize. They really make their point of being on point in the world of fashion. I love to have a midi ring or two in my jewelry box ready to put on to spice up an outfit for a night out or when I have perfectly manicured nails and they need to be shown off.
We have also seen the addition of the two-finger ring. These at first can feel different to wear as the ring is spread across two fingers. But don’t let this put you off, they look amazing! If you do choose to wear one of these, make a statement with it and make it personal. They are such a must have for everyone who wants to keep style fresh.
Theres no limit to what a ring can do for you. Be daring and stack a few rings up together with specialized stacking rings, or make a statement and have a personalised initial or monogram ring. You don’t even need to stop there: you can have any of our name rings personalized with any word you want. I have seen the most beautiful infinity ring saying ‘love’ that I truly fell in love with (so much so that I had one made for myself!) Wear your rings with pride because even when you are dressed head to toe in black, your hands will still shine.