Weddings will not be meaningful without male wedding rings. They are a symbol of a man’s long lasting love and commitment. They are best bought by the couple together. It will help them decide on the design that would be meaningful to them both. Unlike engagement rings which can be bought as a surprise, wedding rings are somewhat required during the ceremony. No more element of surprise there, so might as well buy it together.
Male wedding rings can be bought separately from the female’s ring or can be bought together as matching rings. Most people think wearing matching rings are more romantic and somehow bind them together. Yet, nontraditional couples don’t think much about the similarity but considers each other’s personal style preference.
Male wedding rings may not be as popular as the female rings. Whenever a female celebrity wears an engagement or wedding ring, the paparazzi are at their trigger happy best. The men don’t care much about fashion jewelries so wearing one might not be newsworthy. It is usually the man himself who becomes news when he decides to shell out thousands of dollars to buy a commitment ring for his partner. There’s usually no emphasis on what wedding ring he chose for himself. Nevertheless, male wedding ring is a significant piece of jewelry that every man should take time to choose. Remember, wedding rings are supposed to be worn from the day you are married to the rest of your married life.
Back when male wedding rings didn’t exist
Yes, there was a time when these rings did not exist. In the early times, only the women get to wear wedding rings. It is given to them by the men and if she accepts, then she is considered to be ‘owned’ by the man. Men only started wearing these rings during the early 20th century. Matching rings became a trend and has since evolved into modern and more intricate designs.
How is it worn?
Male wedding rings are worn either on the left or right ring finger. In some cultures, wearing it on the right finger shows sincerity. Since the right hand is the traditional hand for vows and oaths, they believe the ring is better placed there. Other cultures believe in vena amoris or ‘vein of love’. It is believe that a vein from the left ring finger is directly connected to the heart. But traditions aside, others say it wearing the ring on the left hand is just a matter of practicality. Since most people are right handed, wearing it on the left ring finger makes it less prone to scratches.
Here’s a curious fact about the male ring finger. If the ring finger (the one next to the little finger) is longer than the index finger (the finger next to the thumb), it is known as the Casanova pattern. Research from the University of Bath claims that people with longer ring fingers are more skillful in math and physics. Having a longer ring finger is also linked to having an aggressive behavior. Those with index fingers longer than the ring finger are said to be better in verbal and literacy skills. ‘Casanova pattern’ is a term derived from the famous womanizer Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798). It was reported that Casanova was one of the first to make clear statements about the finger ratio having a relation to a person’s abilities. It is also a saying that men who have longer ring fingers are likely to become more successful.
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