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A deeper symbolism of the Matching Rings Finger Represents

Understanding the meaning behind the Matching Couple Necklaces provides this tradition more meaning. The ring itself, because it is circular symbolizes love that is unending and eternal. Why the fourth finger and specifically the left hand?

According to Dr. Jane R. Lewis an internationally renowned anthropologist "the left hand is usually seen as being second to the right hand in a lot of cultures. It is the hand that is regarded as the 'other. By placing the wedding rings on the left hand we are expressing the love and commitment of a couple is different from the more common right-handed ways of life. It's a tangible reminder the unique and special bond that is the marriage."


The fourth finger's connection to the heart, as we discussed earlier, is a powerful symbol. This direct route to the heart indicates that our love and commitment to one another are not just emotions that are superficially expressed, but are deeply rooted in our hearts.

The meaning behind the wedding ring finger could be interpreted in a variety of ways. For some, the path the ring takes from one's fingers to the fourth finger on the day of their wedding could represent the journey of their relationship. From the first spark (a touch on the fingers) to the deep bond and commitment (the fourth finger that is connected to the heart).

These symbolic interpretations transform the wedding ring to more than just an accessory. It's a daily reminder of love and commitment as well as the journey you're sharing with your spouse.

Incorporating Traditions: A Modern Take on Wedding Ring Finger

The custom of wearing the wedding ring on only one finger has evolved in time, just like any other tradition. In today's diverse, modern society, the "rules" concerning the wedding finger, are becoming less rigid and more reflective of cultural background and personal preferences.

In the present it is not unusual for individuals or couples to decide on which finger or hand they want their wedding ring on. The decision can be based on a cultural tradition or personal comfort, or even the desire to redefine the meaning of traditional symbols in a way that fits their individual relationship and identity.

As a therapist for relationships Dr. Sarah R. Young states, "In my practice, I advise couples to take a decision about their wedding ceremony including the ring finger. This decision can be an intimate discussion between partners about what their vows look like and how they would like to express it. Redefining symbols can have a profound impact on their significance.

Modern adaptations of the wedding ring finger rituals don't diminish its significance, but add personal meaning. As long as the symbolism is in keeping with the couple's commitment and shared understanding, the finger or hand isn't important.

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