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OT: Wedding Rings

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by horge, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    almost home
    This may seem a silly question, but:

    On which hand's ring finger do married BoG's wear their wedding bands?

    When I was married, my ring was placed on my right hand ring finger,
    (the priest's rehearsal-instruction was quite clear) and my ring's
    pretty much been parked there ever since. However, over the past
    decade-plus of married life, I seem to have run into folks who wear
    theirs on the left.

    Even in movies I see the sinister bias.
    Can anyone clear this up?

  2. mc_oliver


    Feb 21, 2002
    Akala ko left kaya I wear mine sa left. Para daw magi-guilty ka kung ikaw ay nangangaliwa? ;f

  3. ;z
    mine also horge sa kaliwa. even during the wedding we booth(me & the wifey) place the ring in the left ring finger.
    sakin ok lang kasi lefty ako e. ;f
  4. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

    Nov 25, 2003
    Mine is on the left because it's the one most near to my heart. Naks ;f
  5. s.g


    Mar 13, 2003

    Mine is also on the right hand during the wedding, and my wife's is on her left.

  6. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

    Sep 29, 2003
    i wear mine as a pendant along with my dogtag. i'm not really into jewelry.:cool:
  7. Vault Keeper

    Vault Keeper

    Sep 14, 2004
    The Vault
    My simple analysis for wearing rings (wedding or whatever) on the left hand is because:

    a. It wont hurt if you shake hands (specially those who shakes firmly)

    b. You write with your right hand. Siguradong gasgas yon if you put it on your right finger.

    So unless you're left handed, left finger is the more practical way of wearing it (plus, as sir mc_o said you will be reminded to always "mangaliwa....ay mali...;f )
  8. mikey177

    mikey177 Remember

    Jan 28, 2003
    If you're right handed, having the ring on your left hand won't damage the finish of your gun too much ;f

    Anyway, I also wear my wedding ring on my left hand. I think PMMA97 got the symbolism correct as I've also heard that the belief was that a vein from the left hand goes directly to the heart.

    More than the position of the ring, I believe that the commitment and bond the ring signifies are the important things ;3
  9. kristiansen

    kristiansen Birdwatcher

    Dec 7, 2002
    on the road again
    i agree with monsignor mikey;f ,problem is ,the ring is not in my hands now!ah honey.........
  10. vega


    Sep 29, 2001
    Left here, but I stop wearing it a long time ago. Tumaba yung dalire ko.

  11. horge

    horge -=-=-=-=- Lifetime Member

    Jan 22, 2004
    almost home
    Hey, thanks for the replies!
    The more, the merrier!


    PS: Na-inspire tuloy ako mag-research, hehehe :
    I found the pagan arguments alluded to prior in this thread, after
    Gaius Plinius Secundus (aka 'Pliny the Elder', Naturalis Historia 1st century)
    and Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius (Saturnalia, 5th century)
    for positioning the ring astride what came to be called the
    vena amori in the left hand's 4th finger (counting from the thumb).

    The earliest hint I've found, of a Church-mandated wedding ring position
    in betrothals is in a 9th century Church rule that bishops should
    evidence their 'marriage' to the Holy Church by placing
    their episcopal ring upon the fourth finger of the right hand.

    Protestant England's 16th century formulation of the wedding rite
    specified the left hand's fourth finger. England's then-persecuted Catholics
    of the time however retained the Sarum Rite tradition of wearing the
    betrothal ring on the right hand.

    Favoring the right hand for betrothal rings is apparently still tradition
    among our elder Jewish brethren, and similarly-so for our Orthodox Christian peers.

    Ultimately, the annulus fidei is a concept predating Christianity, and I'm
    sure all agree, what counts is --as Mikey posted-- what the ring symbolizes.

  12. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

    Nov 25, 2003
    It's all about symbolism. I wear my wedding band before my college ring symbolizing that my wife is closer to my heart
  13. Mang Danny

    Mang Danny

    Jan 11, 2005
    My wedding ring is still brand new. Never wore it since 26 years ago. I never liked any rings and my wife do not mind. ;)
  14. kerwin


    May 5, 2004
    CDOC, Philippines
    wear your wedding ring kung saan ka comfortable. kung magasgas yan or masikip sa iyo, dalhin nyo na lang sa akin... may discount ang BOGs. im in CDO nga pala. hehehe, anyway, when in Cagayan de Oro, visit me at Golconda Jewels.:)

    The correct position is in the fourth finger, right hand.

    We shake hands with our right hand (Masakit nga lang minsan kung may ring ka), Salute with our right hand, hold our spoon with our right hand, make the sign of the cross with our right hand, do the "mano" with the right hand and even greet someone with our right hand, we even hold our handgun with our right hand. Mas nakikita ang right hand so sa right hand, fourth finger, counting from the thumb ang correct placement ng wedding ring. Mas dali makita sa kausap mo na married ka na.