On which finger are you wearing a ring?

On which finger are you wearing a ring?

Everything that we wear or put on our necks, fingers, arms, legs, heads, has not only a functional but also a symbolic and even a healing meaning of attracting various types of energy. This time about the ring that traditionally is a symbol of completeness, safety and fullness.

Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding

 

However, it is essential how we wear rings and what we want to tell the outside world by wearing them both consciously and sometimes unconsciously. Let`s take a look at which finger you wear a ring and what meaning does it have.

Very common for both women and men is wearing the ring on the ring-finger. Without a doubt the most important information revealed to others - the marital status. A ring on the ring-finger was an important indicator of marital status also among ancient Egyptians because they believed that "love artery" begins from the ring-finger and leads directly to the heart. In addition, it is not important whether the ring is worn on the right or left hand`s ring-finger. Egyptians wore wedding rings made of different materials - glass, clay, various metals. In ancient Roman times a tradition began to give rings made of iron or bronze. They symbolized indissoluble family ties. The golden ring we know appeared only in the III - IV century.

Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding  Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding

George Bush&Elizabeth Taylor

On the wedding day the newlyweds exchange golden rings, placing them on each other`s ring-finger.  It is interesting how this tradition has arisen and spread in all cultures. Not only Christians exchange rings but also Jews and Muslims; only Protestants are firmly convinced that God does not approve of wearing a golden ring. This suggests that this tradition started a long time ago, when religion as such did not exist yet.

It is interesting that spots located on the ring-finger are responsible for the body's endocrine system, the sacral spine area and even the vascular tone in the hips, e.g., those organs which determine our sex life.

Psychologists believe that a wedding ring and the manner of carrying it directly relates to the formation of married life. A thin, classic 2-4mm wide ring indicates satisfaction with the partner. If one is wearing a thin wedding ring, he has no desire to seek sexual relations outside and the marriage may last for a long time. But one must be aware that routine does not take over the marriage. A wide and thick wedding ring (more than 4 mm) shows a lack of belief in the stability of the relationship. The bearers wish to protect themselves from a possible divorce. A wedding ring with a variety of decorations - engravings, grooves, twines, diamonds etc indicates an unconscious desire of the bearer for more saturated, vivid relationships than they are now. There may also be concerns about the fact that the passion and love in this marriage will not last, and in the nearest future marriage will become boring.

If a ring is worn on the forefinger, then it indicates certain power. Usually seal-rings are worn on the forefinger.  Its bearers have strong will, pride and desire for power. If the ring is worn on the forefinger of the right hand, it indicates that the bearer has expressed reasoning; if it is worn on the forefinger of the left hand then it indicates that the bearer is prone to megalomania and hysteria. Many kings have worn rings on their forefingers - Caesar, Ivan the Terrible, Cardinal Richelieu, etc.

Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding  Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding

Angelina Jolie - cocktail ring & Sarah Jessica Parker

Wearing the ring on your middle finger, you're saying - "I am beautiful". A ring on the middle finger highlights the beauty of the ring and also how much the bearers love themselves. The bearer of the ring is most definitely not aggressive but very calmly expresses his/her dignity to the world. When Marilyn Monroe sang about diamonds (Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend), she had her ring on the middle finger. Moreover, the size of the diamond in this case is also important - the larger and more prominent is the ring, the more the owner seeks to convince others of their irresistibility. The size of the ring indicates the spiritual strength of the bearer - the larger the ring, the stronger the bearer.

Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding  Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding


Meryl Streep "The Devil Wears Prada"

 

A ring on the thumbcalls for caution, especially when the bearer is a man. Psychologists believe that those who wear their ring on the thumb make every effort to self-realize, especially in sex. Views in this area have not changed over the last few thousand years, because for ancient Greeks and Romans the thumb was a symbol of phallus. Therefore, iron rings were worn on the thumb to protect one`ss manhood.

Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding


George Eads

 

A ring on the pinky says -  "I have artistic abilities". A ring on the pinky is usually worn by artists, actors, and other creative professionals. Marlene Dietrich preferred the ring on the pinky. Even if the person you meet with a ring on the pinky is not an artist, the fact remains that this person is interesting, talented, also extraordinary, one that is outside the curve.

Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding  Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding

Elvis Presley & Marlene Dietrich

Some observations on the traditions of wearing rings and their shape:

* rings with oval, stretched stones add subtlety to the hand;                                                   

 * wide rings with large stones are not appropriate for short women with blunt fingers;                               

* one thin ring will beautify a girl`s  hand better than a massive ring;                                   

* wearing several rings on one finger is considered bad taste;                                                 

* large rings with jewels should not be worn during the daytime.


Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Taylor, Elvis Presley, finger, gold, Johnny Depp, Marlene Dietrich, Meryl Streep, ring, Sarah Jessica Parker, silver, symbol, wedding


Johnny Depp

If we talk about the material of the ring then, of course, these should better be precious metals - gold, silver. However, as the jewellers allege, Bronze and Iron have a strong impact on the body, as well as healing qualities. Iron deficiency in the body causes health problems; coming into contact with the body it has a strong impact on organs. People in ancient times wore iron amulets, bracelets, brooches, and rings, which had a certain energetic program put into them. An iron ring on the pinky improves blood circulation; on the ring-finger - stimulates the small intestine, regulates body temperature; on the middle finger - impacts human blood vessels, the nervous system; on the forefinger - affects the large intestine; on the thumb - affects the lungs. An iron ring can also cure depression, only then it cannot be worn on the forefinger. Iron is cleaned with salt but can be done also differently, for example by heating. It is best to clean it when the moon phases are changing - on a quarterly basis. Iron that has been burned in white heat is sterile and easily imbibes negative energy. 

In any case, wearing and choosing rings one must be careful that they are not too thin, would fit the size of the bearer`s finger and did not damage it. Going to bed, the rings should be removed, except the wedding ring, which may remain in the finger ever since it`s been put on.


Sources used:
• for iron ornaments - http://www.saulesjosta.lv/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=199&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0
• for a wedding ring - http://www.sympaty.net/20081123/obru4alnoe-kolco/
• a ring and circle the symbolic meaning -
http://www.e-mistika.lv/?kat=arh&txt=157
• the position of the ring - http://www.publika.lv/index.php?p2=30845
• more on the rings - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_ (finger)

 

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wow....informative. i have no idea if any of this had basis in fact....
but regardless im going to buy an iron ring now... most probably a roman one...
thanks for the info!
thalassinus 2012-04-08 16:08
Doesn't when the rings are worn on the right that it usually means like for organizational or perhaps somekind of beleif in a subject, or country or belief???
Thomas H. Bulmer 2014-01-26 16:30
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