Proper Wear Of Wedding Rings
One of the most difficult moments for the bride and groom is to choose the best or more suitable wedding rings. But way do we wear wedding rings? And witch is the proper wear of wedding rings?
The Romans believed for woman, the vena amoris or vein of love was connected directly to the heart and so the love vena is the route from the fourth finger of the left hand to the heart. In other believes, each finger is associated with an astrological planet and the fourth finger of the left hand corresponds to the Sun, which led to the conclusion that a wedding ring worn on that finger means open affirmation of a union with the purpose of uniting the two entities capable to form a pair, in daylight, in consensus and accountability. This interpretation is better supported if we remember that gold, the metal of which are made wedding rings is a symbol of the Sun.
Some of the orthodox, like the Greeks and Russians, place their wedding ring on the right hand. The Catholics in Germany wear the ring on the left finger. Church of England established since 1600, in the Book of the Common Prayer that the wedding ring should be placed on the ring finger at the left hand.
So, as we can see the finger on witch we should wear the wedding ring depends on the believes of the person who wears it and there isn’t a general proper wear of wedding rings. There are as well many traditions regarding wedding rings. For example, Irish believes that any other than the ring made of gold brings bad luck. That is way the pairs that have not got gold wedding rings at the moment of the ceremony, can borrow them from the parish and than give them back at the end of the ceremony.
The shape and size of the wedding rings can be another problem. If the rings are not perfectly round, the small defect is a sign that the couple will not have a happy marriage. A wedding ring too tight can be a sign of a marriage uncomfortable, oppressive, with jealousy and suspicion. Instead, a larger wedding ring means greater infidelity and libertine and a relative lack of warmth and understanding. If a wedding ring is removed from the ring finger, lost or damaged, the marriage will fall apart and the relationship between the two spouses will be ruined.
So, the wedding rings are held today as a symbol of commitment. Usually, both man and woman wear the ring. In many countries like the USA, Italy, UK, Brazil, Mexico, Canada, France and India, wedding rings are traditionally worn on the ring finger of the left hand following the Roman tradition. This may symbolizes the couple declaring eternal love for each other.11