Wearing a wedding (or engagement) ring on your left ring finger dates back all the way to ancient Roman and Greek society. Romans believed that the vein in this finger – “vena amoris” or vein of love – ran directly to a person’s heart. A ring was therefore placed on this finger when the couple was united in marriage to signify the love that they shared.
While this tradition is generally observed in Western cultures, many people in Europe choose to wear wedding rings on their right hand ring finger.
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