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Like any soon-to-be-married couple, it’s important to discuss your stance on marriage traditions — do you want to go classic or break the mold? One particularly important tradition is the giving and wearing of rings to symbolize love, partnership and devotion to one another. However, the logistics can be quite overwhelming, so let’s start from the beginning: Which hand does the wedding ring go on?  

What History Tells Us

In many cultures, the wedding ring is worn on the left ring finger. That’s thanks to a complex history beginning with the Ancient Egyptians.

In ancient Egyptian Culture, it was believed that the fourth finger of the left hand enveloped the veina amorous, or “the vein of love,” which runs directly from the heart to the left fourth finger. This finger is now commonly known as “the ring finger” because it’s the finger upon which many couples in American culture choose to wear their rings. Some other cultures, however, choose to wear their wedding rings on the right hand for a variety of reasons, including religious traditions and cultural norms.

Which Ring Goes First?

Now that you know the skinny on the history of the ring finger, let’s get specific with order. Does the wedding band go on first? While most modern American couples do choose to wear their wedding rings or traditional wedding ring sets on their left ring finger with the bride’s wedding band before the engagement ring, there is no set rule when it comes to ring placement. What we’re saying is: You should always wear your ring where you want to wear it!  

Shop All Affordable Wedding Ring Sets

Like many antiquated traditions, the location and overall style of wedding rings is turning toward the wearer and their personal preference. Feminine styles are evolving to include uniquely popular styles like rose gold rings and bands, vintage and vintage-inspired cuts, silicone wedding bands and even interchangeable rings.  More masculine bands have evolved to include a change in material, making for both a diverse and affordable range of options. These bands make a statement with varying tones, textures, and materials, including titanium rings, tungsten wedding bands, wood rings and more. 

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Whichever finger, hand or style you choose, you don’t have to break the bank to get an engagement ring or wedding band that suits your style. After all, the love you have for another is not bound by the price of a ring. Your ring is meant to be something that reminds you of the beautiful and steadfast connection between you and your partner, not to serve as a symbol of wealth or flashiness.  

While choosing a ring is to be done with intention and consideration, the experiences within a relationship are what mean the most. It’s easy to get caught up in the neverending options when it comes to choosing a ring, and the result can be overwhelming. The process of choosing a ring should be a stress-free and exciting experience.  

Love Has No Price, So Why Should Your Rings Be Pricey?

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Ready for the best news? You can shop for your own affordable engagement ring, band or set right from your home and avoid the hassle and pressure of jeweler’s appointments and extensive searching. Modern Gents offers affordable — like under-sixty-bucks affordable — options that are sure to cater to any style or preference. All rings are made conflict-free with top-notch quality — read: These rings won’t turn your finger green. Begin your search for the perfect ring and let Modern Gents handle the rest. 

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