Ring: Most young people dream of getting married one day and part of what shows that a person is married is the presence of the wedding ring well placed on the fourth finger of the left hand.
Wedding rings are pieces of jewelry that is worn by married couples to establish their everlasting love for each other.
It is believed that wedding rings are round or circular because a circle has no beginning and end. This implies that the union is to last forever.
However, the big question pops up. Why are wedding rings worn in the fourth finger of the left hand? Well, we will try to provide answers in this article.
According to Greek and Roman legend, wedding rings are worn on the left hand because the heart is majorly on the left side of the chest.
They strongly believed that the ring finger in particular had a vein called Vena Amoris (Vein of love) that connected directly to the heart, so couple’s hearts would always be connected by their rings.
However, science states that the Roman myth is untrue because all the fingers of the left hand are linked to the heart not just the ring finger.
Interestingly, the Chinese have a rather more practical approach to why the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger of the left hand.
The Chinese believe that the thumb represents a person’s parents, the index finger represents the siblings, middle finger represents yourself, the fourth finger represents your life partner and the fifth finger (pinkie) represents your future children.
According to the Chinese when a person puts both the right and left hands together (as if to pray) and bends only the two middle fingers of both hands such that they touch each other at the knuckles while other fingers are touching themselves standing erect.
When the person then tries to take each finger apart individually it was noticed that the thumb was easily separated.
Also, the index and pinkie fingers were easily pulled apart but it was very difficult to separate the fourth fingers.”
The Chinese then concluded that it means that a person cannot be with his/ her parents forever(because the thumbs were easily pull apart) and that a person cannot be with his/ her siblings or even his/ her future children forever this is because all the fingers that represents them were easily pulled apart.
But a person will be with his/ her partner forever because the fingers were not easily pulled apart!