SoCS and #LoIsInDaBl Day 6 – Rings and Fingers

I actually did a little research this morning in order to write this post. It all started a few months ago when I started thinking about rings and what they mean and why it seems that only women receive engagement rings when I believe it should be both the man and the woman. I’ve been on too many sites to remember which one I read it on, but I read somewhere that – actually I just found it. It’s on Wikipedia under Wedding Ring.

It says that in some Nordic countries it is typical for the man and the woman to wear engagement rings and then they become wedding rings after the ceremony. It says that the engagement is a matter of agreement between the two and rings are chosen together. I think I like this way more than, say, the Romans where the ring given to the bride was a symbol of ownership rather than love.

The origins are said to be with the ancient Egyptians and the ring was a symbol of eternity and never-ending love. They also chose the left ring finger because it was said to hold a vein that was connected to the heart.

The ring finger isn’t the only finger that has symbolism behind wearing a ring. I found this website that lists each finger and the meaning behind wearing a ring on it. I think it’s pretty interesting actually.

I’m inclined to think about this topic the same way I think about most things. I don’t want to do something just because everyone around me is doing it that way. I like to understand why we do things and if I think it’s ridiculous, I will change it.

At this point in my life, it’s not an easy decision to make. I want to spend the rest of my life with my boyfriend, but does it really matter how that happens? We live together… we share our lives together in every way… does a ring or a piece of paper you sign in front of a judge change that?

I don’t think it does, but I also really like symbolism and if each of us wearing a ring on our left hand signifies our eternal love for each other, than I’m all for it. Diamonds aren’t such a bad thing either, if it comes to that.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G. Hill and Love Is In Da Blog is hosted by Bee at Just Fooling around with Bee. Linda’s prompt today was “finger” and I was able to bring it all back to love, even though I was stumped at first. πŸ™‚




14 thoughts on “SoCS and #LoIsInDaBl Day 6 – Rings and Fingers

  1. Neither Mary nor I wear a wedding ring. She stopped wearing hers because it got in the way when she knitted; I just outgrew mine and had to have my sister-in-law, who’s a jeweler, cut it off my finger before I lost the digit to gangrene. Despite that, no one ever mistakes us for anything but a married couple.

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  2. Wow that was awesome. Thanks for researching that before you wrote the article. Loved it. That part where it said that the ring is worn on the left ring finger is because their is a vein that goes to the heart. Awesome statement.

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  3. Brilliant research and information. In Germany you chose engagement rings together and they often but not alway become the wedding rings later on. The best husband in the world gave me a ring, but it was quite a while after he actually had asked me to marry him. I wear my wedding ring all the time even though at work I sometimes just get caught in the metal trays we have to use. But if I do not wear it I have the problem that men are a lot more interested in me which I really do not like than when I wear it.
    The best husband in the world only wears his on the days off and on holiday because he is afraid to lose it at work. Which is fine by me as it shows that it’s important to him. I agree with you, in the end, it should be how the couple feels most comfortable with and how it represents love for them. How does your boyfriend think about this topic? Speaking of rings πŸ™‚ there is just a beautiful one on the TV πŸ™‚

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    • My boyfriend has been inclined to agree with me about doing it all together. Our biggest issue wasn’t so much rings as it was the decision to marry again. But our conversations about it got me thinking about rings and engagements. It was very interesting information. πŸ™‚

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