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The reason why wedding rings are worn on the 4th finger.

.patience..patience. Posts: 537Registered Users
Regardless if this is true or not, I like the symbolism. ;)

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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I thought I could move them but nope... pretty cool.
  • pulchri2dinouspulchri2dinous Posts: 1,014Registered Users
    That's pretty cool.
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  • AlannahAngelAlannahAngel Posts: 529Registered Users
    That is awesome!! I like the symbolism too. It makes sense....xo
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  • kat180kat180 Posts: 6,280Registered Users
    Awwww thats so sweet!
  • anniemaeanniemae Posts: 1,702Registered Users
    That was cool....I've never seen that before. Thanks for the info. :)
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  • 2poodles2poodles Posts: 2,480Registered Users
    Love that - thanks for sharing!
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  • VTmomVTmom Posts: 2,486Registered Users
    i agree...very cool.
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I, also, agree very cool.
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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    Cute. I'd always though it was because ancient Egyptians thought there was a blood vessel that went directly from the fourth finger to the heart.
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  • WiregirlWiregirl Posts: 1,695Registered Users
    Ahhh!
  • iaraiara Posts: 1,199Registered Users
    Cute. I'd always though it was because ancient Egyptians thought there was a blood vessel that went directly from the fourth finger to the heart.
    That is what I thought.

    And if you fold the ring finger and the pointing finger down and try to move the middle fingers, they cannot be separated. Yes, I am being a debbie downer.

    But, it still is cute.
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  • .patience..patience. Posts: 537Registered Users
    iara wrote: »
    Cute. I'd always though it was because ancient Egyptians thought there was a blood vessel that went directly from the fourth finger to the heart.
    That is what I thought.

    And if you fold the ring finger and the pointing finger down and try to move the middle fingers, they cannot be separated. Yes, I am being a debbie downer.

    But, it still is cute.


    I was always taught that the heart meridian began from your little finger towards your heart. But it does seem close enough to the ring finger.

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    To the bold...that's true. However, its not keeping with the theme. The reason I believe the middle fingers are folded is because they represent oneself and you can't separate yourself from yourself, therefore you fold them to take them out of the equation.

    The index finger represents your siblings which can will have gone on to have their own lives, so they will separate from you. And the ring fingers represent your spouse, which, in essence is supposed to be your life partner.

    So, you aren't being a debbie downer. :p

    Happy you all enjoyed this, so far! ;-)
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    The video is cute, but I think the real reason we wear wedding rings on the 4th finger of the left hand is because that's the finger that gets the least wear-n-tear as we go through life, and is least likely to wreck a ring. Most people are right-handed, so the left is the obvious choice for less wear, and the 4th finger is the least-used finger of the left hand. I know my nail on that finger grows the longest without getting chipped or broken because it just doesn't hit as many things.
  • iaraiara Posts: 1,199Registered Users
    .patience. wrote: »
    iara wrote: »
    Cute. I'd always though it was because ancient Egyptians thought there was a blood vessel that went directly from the fourth finger to the heart.
    That is what I thought.

    And if you fold the ring finger and the pointing finger down and try to move the middle fingers, they cannot be separated. Yes, I am being a debbie downer.

    But, it still is cute.


    I was always taught that the heart meridian began from your little finger towards your heart. But it does seem close enough to the ring finger.


    To the bold...that's true. However, its not keeping with the theme. The reason I believe the middle fingers are folded is because they represent oneself and you can't separate yourself from yourself, therefore you fold them to take them out of the equation.

    The index finger represents your siblings which can will have gone on to have their own lives, so they will separate from you. And the ring fingers represent your spouse, which, in essence is supposed to be your life partner.

    So, you aren't being a debbie downer. :p

    Happy you all enjoyed this, so far! ;-)
    I did not say that I thought it was true but that is what the ancient egyptians believed, which is a reason why people started to wear the wedding ring on the 4th finger. Didn't the tradition start with the Romans as sort of an exchange of monies? Did the Chinese traditionally have a ring exchange or was it the influence of the europeans?

    I realize that (re: the bolded) about the fingers. Just pointing out that just because you find evidence that it is true does not mean it is. I am more inclined to think the reason was made up after the fact. Regardless, it still is cute. Didn't mean to rain on your parade.

    Both the egyptian reason and the chinese sound romantic, but I believe the practicality reason RCW stated above. Many traditions are rooted in practicality and finance. :money:

    I am far from a romantic.
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    People in Ward Three disdain three things: cleavage, hunting and dumb people who are richer than they are. ~ David Brooks

    Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it. ~Armaments 2:9-21
  • .patience..patience. Posts: 537Registered Users
    The video is cute, but I think the real reason we wear wedding rings on the 4th finger of the left hand is because that's the finger that gets the least wear-n-tear as we go through life, and is least likely to wreck a ring. Most people are right-handed, so the left is the obvious choice for less wear, and the 4th finger is the least-used finger of the left hand. I know my nail on that finger grows the longest without getting chipped or broken because it just doesn't hit as many things.

    i didn't think about that but it makes perfect sense.
  • .patience..patience. Posts: 537Registered Users
    iara wrote: »
    I did not say that I thought it was true but that is what the ancient egyptians believed, which is a reason why people started to wear the wedding ring on the 4th finger. Didn't the tradition start with the Romans as sort of an exchange of monies? Did the Chinese traditionally have a ring exchange or was it the influence of the europeans?

    I realize that (re: the bolded) about the fingers. Just pointing out that just because you find evidence that it is true does not mean it is. I am more inclined to think the reason was made up after the fact. Regardless, it still is cute. Didn't mean to rain on your parade.

    Both the egyptian reason and the chinese sound romantic, but I believe the practicality reason RCW stated above. Many traditions are rooted in practicality and finance. :money:

    I am far from a romantic.

    i'm good! lol
    its not that serious, really.
    i don't believe this is true either..i just like the symbolism. ;-) its cute.

    i'm sure all of what you stated is true.
    and i appreciate the info you and RCW shared! ::no sarcasm::

    and again, i was just sticking to the theme of what was presented in the video. not saying the evidence made it true.