Ever wonder why wedding rings in western cultures are traditionally worn on the third finger of the left hand, commonly known as the “ring finger”?
The most common belief is that the practice dates to the Roman betrothal ceremony. The vein in the left ring finger was believed to connect directly to the heart, the symbol of love.
But through history the wedding ring has been worn on different fingers and hands. Traditions have varied by time, locale, culture and religion.
Today, the left ring finger is where the wedding ring is worn in most western cultures.Posted by Beth