Wedding Rings Are Worn On Which Hand?

By Julie •  Updated: 11/20/21 •  3 min read

This question is considered as the most frequently asked question by those who want to get married. There are many people who believe that the wedding rings are worn on the left hand, but it is not true. There are some people who have been married for many years and still wear their wedding rings on the right hand. The reason for this is that the wearer is trying to remember his/her previous love life and keeps this ring in memory of it.

What Is The Hand In Which Wearing Wedding Rings?

It depends on your preference, but in most cases, men wear their wedding rings on their left hands while women prefer to wear them on their right hands. However, there are some people who wear them in a different way.

Origin Of Wearing Wedding Rings On Left Hand?

Wedding rings are worn by both men and women in various ways, but there is one common belief that says that the origin of wearing wedding rings on left hand goes back to ancient times when it was believed that this finger was considered as a symbol of strength and fertility among women and it is believed that since the beginning of time, women used to keep the ring they got married with in this finger. Since then, many traditions were followed regarding keeping the ring in this finger.

How to take care of your wedding ring?

The most important thing is you need to take care of your wedding ring rather than think about which hand you should wear it on. With that being said, here are some steps you can follow to take care of it:

Clean the ring regularly:

This is the most important step to take care of your wedding ring. You need to make sure that your ring is cleaned regularly and should not be kept in a dusty place. If you do not have time to clean it, then you can get a professional cleaner to clean it for you.

Store it properly:

Your wedding ring should be stored in a safe place so that it does not get damaged. Make sure that the location of your ring is away from any kind of damage such as dust, dirt, humidity and extreme temperatures.

Remove the ring when bathing:

Another common belief regarding wearing wedding rings on left hand is that wearing them in this finger prevents these rings from getting damaged by water which is untrue as well since there are many other people who wear their rings on different fingers including their right hands as well as this one and do not face any problems with their rings even after taking a bath.

Get professional help:

You can always ask for professional help if you are having problems with taking care of your wedding ring or if you need it cleaned by a professional cleaner, then you can always take advantage of it and make sure that your ring is in good condition before getting married or engaged.

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Julie is an editor and writer who loves to write about getting engaged and wedding preparations. She’s also a wedding photographer on the side. Julie received her degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. Julie lives in Texas with her husband and their three kids. As a couple they enjoy spending time on Texas’ South Padre Island beaches, and they also love to hike in the Texas Hill Country. As well as being parents to kids, Julie and her husband are also pet parents to two dogs, three cats, and a 50 gallon tank of beautiful tropical fish.