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Many people in Singapore (including me =) are not clear which finger is the engagement ring finger. Do you know?
Let’s catch up with some background knowledge about engagement ring:
In Western tradition, an engagement ring is a ring worn by a woman indicating her engagement to be married. In some countries, such as the United Kingdom, it is worn on the left-hand ring finger, while in other countries, such as Poland and Ukraine, it is customary for the ring to be worn on the right-hand. By modern convention in countries such as the United States, the ring is usually presented as a betrothal gift by a man to his prospective bride while or directly after she accepts his marriage proposal. It represents a formal agreement to future marriage.
Similar traditions purportedly date to classical times, dating back from an early usage reportedly referring to the fourth finger of the left hand as containing the vena amoris or “vein of love”.
So, which finger is for engagement ring? In the Sates, the engagement ring is worn on the third finger of the left hand although in some countries it’s worn on the right hand. In Singapore, some say, 4th finger on the right as it links to your heart line.