We all know that wearing a ring on the third finger on your left means that you are married or engaged. But what does it mean to wear a ring on one of the other nine fingers? Our Love Stack, Baby Promotion made us a little curious, so we decided to do a little research for ourselves. If you are interested in learning a little about the symbolism of rings (only for fun of course), then keep on reading!
We already know that the third finger on the left hand symbolizes marriage or engagement. But did you know that a ring on the third finger on either hand signify relationships, the love of beauty and creativity?
Wearing a ring on your middle finger is associated with responsibility, beauty, and self-analysis. Although this finger is the first place people start when they begin wearing rings, it is actually the least common place. This is because it becomes a nuisance for people who use their hands a lot for work.
Leadership, Self-Esteem, and Authority are commonly associated with rings worn on your pointer finger. According to an article on the Berkeley Patch, "Wearing a ring finger on the active hand indicated self-esteem, confidence, and great leadership qualities. On the passive hand, it signifies accepting the leadership of others." This is a common place to wear rings because contrary to what you might think, it does not interfere with movement as much as it does with the middle finger (we were surprised too)! Traditionally, the right index finger would be the place where you would keep your cocktail ring.
Wearing a ring on your Thumb finger represents self-assertion (universal or personal).
Wearing a ring on your pinky finger is thought to signify intuition, communication, and quick intelligence.
We hope you enjoyed learning a few of the fun facts that we discovered about the symbolism of rings. We are happy to conclude that it really doesn't matter which finger you decide to wear your rings on, just figure out what works best for you and the look you are going for!