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Why Is The Wedding Ring Worn On The Fourth Finger?

To me this is just trying to show the significance of sticking together in a marriage.

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good question , but i can not think of any answer, hahahahaaa

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some even wear it on the second finger now. i dont know if anyone has noticed it too,

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Personally i dont see this as an innovation, it is insanity

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Why don't we in naija propound a new concept by wearing ours on the feet.Because am wearing mine on the fourth toe of the left feet,and i LOVE it so much.CHEERS!!

Eldino, your case serious o! On your forth toe of the left feet?

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Why don't we in naija propound a new concept by wearing ours on the feet.Because am wearing mine on the fourth toe of the left feet,and i LOVE it so much.CHEERS!!

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Some said it is jobless, but can't it be used for manipulation.

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The idea of the ring finger on the left hand came from the Greeks who believed there was a vein in the left hand that led to the heart.

It is not true that people in Western countries wear their wedding ring on their left hand.  In Germany and other European countries, the ring finger is the fourth finger on the right hand.  In Brazil, engagement is indicated by wearing a ring on the fourth finger of the right hand.

Which finger wedding rings are worn on is not a Christian thing nor a Western thing, as different countries - and by the same token different cultures - have a variety of ring-wearing traditions.

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There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese,

Thumb represents your Parents

Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings

Middle finger represents your-Self

Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner

& the Last (Little) finger represents your children

Firstly, open your palms (face to face), then let the tip of the fingers on the right hand touch the tip of the corresponding fingers on the left

Secondly, bend the middle fingers on your right and left hand such that both of them touch back to back-make sure the back of the middle fingers touch perfectly.

(As shown in the figure below):

Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents), , they will open easily, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings),  ., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives. 

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children),  ., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.

Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse).

You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT, , because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!!

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Is this  Spiritually connected ?

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I believe its a Christian thing where the priest arrives at the fourth finger after touching the first three in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.

Also, it is believed that the vein in the fourth finger leads directly to the heart.

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The reason is because marriage is the next important thing to the Trinity.

So, the first three fingers are for the Trinity. Mind you, the Trinity were involved in the

creation of the first man and woman and in the endorsement of the first ever marriage between

Adam and Eve.

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That is Chinese explanation

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for those that their marriage is full of roses,this will be awesome

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That's a good one, it was fun trying that out with my colleagues

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There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given, though many Legends existed,

* Thumb represents your Parents

* Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings

* Middle finger represents your-Self

* Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner

* and the Last (Little) finger represents your children

Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold them together - back to back. Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip to tip.

Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents), , they will open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong, and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers (representing siblings), ., they will also open, because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own separate lives.

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing your children), ., they will open too, because the children also will get married and settle down on their own some day.

Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers (representing your spouse). You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT, , because Husband & Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!!

P.S. Please try this out, , ISN'T THIS A LOVELY THEORY?

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There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese,

Thumb represents your Parents

Second (Index) finger represents your Siblings

Middle finger represents your-Self

Fourth (Ring) finger represents your Life Partner

& the Last (Little) finger represents your children

Firstly, open your palms (face to face), bend the middle fingers and hold

them together - back to back

Secondly, open and hold the remaining three fingers and the thumb - tip

to tip (As shown in the figure above)

Now, try to separate your thumbs (representing the parents), , they will

open, because your parents are not destined to live with you lifelong,

and have to leave you sooner or later.

Please join your thumbs as before and separate your Index fingers

(representing siblings), , they will also open, because your brothers

and sisters will have their own families and will have to lead their own

separate lives.

Now join the Index fingers and separate your Little fingers (representing

your children), , they will open too, because the children also will get

married and settle down on their own some day.

Finally, join your Little fingers, and try to separate your Ring fingers

(representing your spouse).

You will be surprised to see that you just CANNOT, , because Husband

& Wife have to remain together all their lives - through thick and thin!!

Please try this out,

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For now, nobody has the answer to wearing wedding ring on the fourth finger.

What was described their was according to Chinese tradition, wat of Indians that wear theirs on the fore-finger and other cultures that wear thiers on the right.

It does not matter.

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its not purely of christian origin.it was a tradition traced to the ancient egyptician.

the ring's endless circle symbolised eternal nature of the bond while the open center was doorway to things unknown.the greeks picked this up at some point in history,then the romans.the rest of d world at varying points of contact.guess the later converted christian greeks n romans passed it on

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i really don't know about the catholic and evangelicals thing, but i have heard and read that in some parts of Europe, the wedding ring is worn on the 4th finger of right hand. I guess it's tradition. Just get married and enjoy your life and forget about where the ring is supposed to be.

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Well i should say there are many singles on nairaland and for those who have been married, i should say maybe they never gave it a thought until now and they have to dig dip and come up with a clear reason. But lets keep waiting because i think someone will surely do justice to this question and i would like to hear also from the christian angle as well.

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Since agbalagbas like you cannot enlighten youths like me before our wedding, I would rather wear mine on the toe.

Abi none of these people that have replied this thread have wedded?

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there is no such thing as a single vein running directly from d fourth finger that returned blood directly to the heart.vena amoris was nothing more than d sentimental leaning of an individual which was propounded at a time little or nothing was understood about the circulatory system

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I heard a long time ago that a there is a vein on that finger that returns blood directly to the heart.

Kindly of like telling one's spouse that he or she is always on one's heart/mind.

I wear the ring on the fourth finger too and I like it actually.

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I honestly dont know.

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It's not always on the left finger. In Europe, Catholics wear their wedding rings on the 4th finger of the right hand, while Evangelicals wear on the left

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You are talking about the vena amoris right?

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The fouth finger is the only one that has a vain connected to the heart.

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I have asked dis question several times with no answers yet

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