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The Matching Rings For Couples: A deeper Symbolism

Understanding the symbolism behind the Unique Couple Jewelry adds meaning to this tradition. The ring itself, being circular symbolizes love that is eternal and unending. What is the significance of the fourth finger and specifically on the left hand?

According to Dr. Jane R. Lewis who is a well-known anthropologist, "The left hand is often viewed as inferior to the right hand in a variety of cultures. It is the hand that is regarded as the 'other. By placing the wedding rings on the left hand we symbolize that love and commitment are distinct from the more common right-handed actions of everyday life. It's a tangible reminder the unique bond of marriage."

As we have already discussed the fourth finger's perception of connection with the heart is a powerful symbol. This direct route to our hearts demonstrates that our love and commitment are not surface-level feelings but are deeply rooted in our hearts.

The significance of the wedding ring finger can be interpreted in a variety of ways. For some, the path the ring makes from fingertips to the fourth finger on the day of their wedding could be a symbol of the journey of their relationship. From the first spark (a touch on the fingers) to the deep connection and commitment (the fourth finger with the heart connected).

These symbolic interpretations make the wedding ring more than just an opportunity to wear a gorgeous piece of jewelry. It's an everyday reminder of love, dedication, and the journey that you share with your partner.

Incorporating Tradition The Modern Take on the Wedding Ring Finger

The custom of wearing the wedding ring on one finger has evolved over time, as have any other tradition. In our modern, multi-cultural society, the "rules" regarding the wedding finger, are not as rigid, and more reflective of the culture background and personal preference.

In today's world it is not unusual for couples or even individuals to choose the hand or finger that their wedding ring will be positioned on. The reason for this can be based on the tradition of their culture or personal preferences, practicality or even a desire to alter symbols and traditions in a way that matches their individual relationship and identity.

As a therapist for relationships Dr. Sarah R. Young states, "In my practice, I counsel couples to make a conscious choice about their wedding ceremony, including the engagement ring. This could be a conversation between partners to discuss the significance of their relationship and how they wish to represent it. There's a certain power to redefining symbols to make them personally significant."

Modern interpretations of wedding ring finger traditions don't reduce its significance, but instead add personal meaning. As long as chosen symbolism is in keeping with the couple's fidelity and understanding the hand or finger isn't a factor.


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