Congratulations on your wedding! Now that planning stress has disappeared and the magical day has come and gone, you can look back on your wedding day with fond memories. These memories are found in your wedding dress hanging in your wardrobe, leftover flowers dotted around the house and stunning professional photo albums – plus your wedding and engagement rings.
Now that you’re officially hitched, you might be wondering how to wear your engagement and wedding rings together… we’ve got you covered! Read on to find our favourite ways to wear your engagement ring and wedding ring together and why it’s so important to do so.
Stack them togetherThe traditional way to wear your engagement and wedding rings is together on the fourth finger of your left hand, also known as the ring finger. When you picked your wedding ring, chances are you considered how it would fit with your engagement ring. If this is the case, your rings will easily sit together, complimenting each other and creating a beautiful meaningful symbol of love and commitment. But what order do you choose?
Wedding ring bottom, engagement ring topAfter you’re married, your wedding ring is typically worn first with the engagement ring sitting on top of it. This tradition dates back to the Ancient Egyptians, who believed we had a vein in the left ring finger that leads directly to the heart. Wearing the wedding ring first or at the bottom of the stack means the ring is closer to the heart.
Engagement ring bottom, wedding ring top
The other way round is where the engagement ring is worn first with the wedding ring sitting on top of it. One reason you might want to wear your rings this way is that you’re wearing them in the order you received them so gives your ring finger a sort of timeline. Another reason for this style is your engagement ring represents a promise that was made between you and your partner. Wearing the wedding ring on top of the engagement ring confirms this commitment and shows that the promise was fulfilled.
Mix up your fingers
If you’re not big on the stacking look, you can still wear both rings but on different fingers. Keep your wedding ring on the ring finger on your left hand and put your engagement ring on the same finger but on the right hand. This way, you can still wear and show off both rings but don’t necessarily have to wear them stacked together.
This is a great option for aesthetic and comfort purposes. If you have short fingers, stacking rings will make them look even shorter so wearing them separately makes your hands and fingers look longer and more elegant. Wearing them separately also gives them both their time to shine. While many wedding rings are designed with the engagement ring in mind, you might have picked rings that clash or don’t sit well together. If you stack rings that don’t fit well, they’re more likely to scrape against each other and tarnish quicker. Wearing them on different fingers prevents this from happening.
Wear them on a chain
Our final way to wear your engagement and wedding rings is to slip them on your favourite necklace chain and wear them as a necklace. Not everyone is a ring person, so this is a fun alternative way to keep your rings part of your everyday look without wearing them on your fingers. This is a great option if you use your hands a lot so by putting your rings on a chain, you’re less likely to break or scratch them – and you still get to wear them all the time.
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