Rings are subject to numerous beliefs and superstitions. Even if they initially served a decorative purpose, it has the most personal of meanings. Rings were worn as a sign of wealth, power, and love and given for special occasions marking various stages of someone’s life. The choice of symbols, materials, or stones of a ring often tells a personal story.
“It is a temptation for me to wear all my rings at once.”
Here at 22, we LOVE stacking, whether it is with rings, bracelets, anklets, or necklaces. We use jewelry to accessorize as much as we can.
We created different style rings, going from classy, to edgy, fun, and colorful pieces. All our rings can be stacked together to make a nice ensemble.
Today we would like to focus on our Rings collection as well as where, and how to wear them.
What do rings symbolize on each finger?
In addition to admiring your jewelry, how you wear your rings and make inferences about your personality, relationship status, and other factors. These assumptions are based on history, cultural beliefs, and the finger you choose for your ring. Before putting on your rings, it is helpful to understand what each finger says about you and your lifestyle.
Left Pinky Finger - Marital Status and Mafia
A ring on the left pinky finger can symbolize several different things.
- Marital status: Two rings on the left pinky finger once indicated that a man was married. Popular during the 19th and early 20th centuries, this custom has since fallen out of favor. Top of Form
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- Mafia connections: Pinky rings, on either hand, are sometimes associated with the culture of organized crime. Dramas like The Sopranoshave further popularized this image.
Left Ring Finger
In many cultures, the left ring finger is reserved for wedding rings and engagement jewelry, although some people choose to wear a promise ring on this finger.
Left Middle Finger
A ring worn on the left middle finger doesn't necessarily stand for anything. This finger is a good choice if you want to show off a ring without making any implications about your life. Moreover, this finger is the longest, making it the perfect choice for a statement piece.
Left Index Finger - High Impact
The left index finger does not have any set symbolism either, although it is a good place for showing off an important ring. A ring on the index finger is sure to get noticed.
A thumb ring on the left hand doesn't make a statement about your relationship status, profession, or any other important part of your life. However, it is a great location for a fashion statement.
Similarly, a ring on the right thumb doesn't say anything specific about you.
Right Index Finger
In some cultures, a ring on the right index finger symbolizes marriage. The index finger is the proper place for the wedding ring in a traditional Jewish ceremony. Typically, a plain gold band goes on the index finger of the right hand. Some brides move the ring to the left ring finger after the ceremony, but some keep it in place on the index finger.
Right Middle Finger
Just as the left middle finger doesn't have a set meaning, the right middle finger is open to interpretation when it comes to wearing a ring.
Right Ring Finger
Although many cultures reserve the left ring finger for wedding and engagement rings, there are also several countries that use the right ring finger for the same purpose. These include Germany, Russia, India, and many others.
Right Pinky Finger
In addition to some of the same meanings as a ring worn on the left pinky, a right pinky ring can also indicate professional status. In some professions, particularly engineering and ecology, a pinky ring is a symbol of graduating with a degree in that field. Graduates wear this ring on the dominant hand, which for about 90 percent of people, means the right pinky finger. Professional rings are typically simple bands made of iron, silver, stainless steel, or another metal.
When it comes to wearing a ring, it is important to know what fingers to choose to make the right statement. Use this as a guide when choosing which ring to wear depending on the occasion.