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Why a Wedding Ring is Worn on the Fourth Finger

Posted December 10, 2012 | 4 Comments

It’s the holiday season, I’m sipping on Peppermint Mocha, I have Christmas music on full blast here in the Emmaline Bride office, and there’s joy and love in the air. Ah, the holidays: a popular time of year for couples to get engaged. I mean, this week alone two of my friends got engaged – and it’s not even Christmas yet. If you’re thinking about popping the question soon – or you’re hoping to nudge him in the right direction with a gorgeous handmade engagement ring, today’s post is for you! We’re sharing some of our favorite twig engagement rings that are sure to put the sparkle in your season thanks to Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry. And, we’re also sharing the answer to an often wondered question: why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger. Oh, and if you are trying to drop a hint for the holidays, just leave the window open on your laptop… you never know. ;) Enjoy!

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

Twig Engagement Rings

Ah, this newest ring from the collection is ‘Pretty in Pink’. I adore the pearls…. what a fresh alternative to diamonds!

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

Ooh, a sapphire is another fresh alternative to a diamond engagement ring! Plus, it’s “something blue” for your wedding day.

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

This is one of my favorite twig engagement rings from her collection. It’s simple – yet oh-so-elegant.

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

And, see it paired with a matching twig wedding band…

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

This next ring in white gold is a bucolic setting with diamonds. Gorgeous!

twig engagement rings (by Barbara Michelle Jacobs) via Emmaline Bride

And, last but not least, a yellow diamond solitaire engagement ring with a rose cut. This one is quite the sparkler!

twig engagement rings (and why a wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger)

Why a Wedding Ring is Worn on the Fourth Finger

So, why is a wedding ring worn on the fourth finger? The ancient Romans believed the vein in the fourth or “ring” ringer of the left hand was the most direct path to the heart. This vein – called the “vena amoris” – is known as the vein of love. In early Christian ceremonies, the groom would take the ring and touch his bride’s thumb (“In the name of the Father”), then the index finger (“and the Son”), the middle finger (“and the Holy Ghost”), then “Amen” as he placed the ring on the fourth finger, which sealed the marriage. Another interesting fact is in many Jewish ceremonies, the wedding ring is placed on the index finger (believed to be the closest way to the heart), and is moved to the ring finger depending on the custom of where the bride lives.

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To see these rings, place an order, or view the entire collection, visit Barbara Michelle Jacobs Jewelry and check out her blog here. Barbara Michelle Jacobs is a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace, too!

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  • http://www.bmjnyc.com Barbara Polinsky

    Interesting article- I love your blog. Thanks so much for featuring my rings.

    • http://EmmalineBride.com Emma@EmmalineBride

      Barbara,

      It’s always a pleasure! You’re such an inspiration!

      -E.

  • http://www.fanciestrands.etsy.com Tammy/FancieStrands

    Beautiful! I love the sapphire set.

    • http://EmmalineBride.com Emma@EmmalineBride

      Tammy,

      Isn’t it gorgeous? Barbara is so talented! Thanks for stopping by. :)
      -E.




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