How to wear a wedding ring
After stating your vows and saying “I do” it is time to put the wedding rings on. Just like the engagement ring, people usually wear the wedding ring on the ring finger of their left hand. People who wear their engagement ring on their left hand can put it on their right hand before the ceremony. Just like the engagement ring, the hand of the wedding ring can also differ between countries, cultures, and religions. Dutch Catholics wear their wedding bands on their left hand (and engagement ring right). Protestants on their right hand (and engagement ring left).
The engagement ring after the wedding
After the wedding, there are basically three things one can do with the engagement ring:
Stack the engagement ring on top of the wedding ring. Often women wear the engagement ring and the wedding ring on the ring finger of their left hand;
Some decide to wear the wedding ring on their left hand and the engagement ring on their right. Or vice versa of course.
Only a few choose to not wear the engagement ring at all anymore.
Stacking or splitting the engagement ring and the wedding ring
We firmly believe in keep wearing the engagement ring. Sure, the chances of damages to the beloved engagement ring are smaller when it’s always safe in a dark box. But it is such a shame to put that beautiful piece away after the (relatively) short engagement period. Therefore, we prefer it to stack the rings or wear one on each ring finger.
STACKING THE WEDDING RING AND ENGAGEMENT RING
Wearing the engagement ring and the wedding ring on the same finger can be very elegant. This works best when one ring is quite modest – often the wedding ring – and the other one flashier. For example, a engagement ring and a simpler (diamond) wedding ring in the same gold look lovely stacked. Another great option is an alliance ring or semi-alliance ring for a wedding band. Stack it with a wonderful halo setting or paved diamond engagement ring and it will look amazing. It is no secret that stacking the love rings on top of each other is popular. For this particular reason, the curved wedding band was invented. This ring is shaped to complement the engagement ring.