I didn’t realise that the engagement ring is meant to be worn on the third finger of the left hand? I’ve always thought it was worn on your ring finger on your left hand! Not that it bothers me but if you like following traditions and etiquette then this is worth noting.
DEAR ABBY: We have a ring controversy at the office. Some say the engagement ring should be worn on the ring finger of the left hand before marriage. Others insist it should be worn on the ring finger of the right hand until after the ceremony. Which is correct?
- Frank in Milford, N.H.
DEAR FRANK: According to Emily Post, in the United States the engagement ring is worn on the third finger of the left hand – next to the little finger – although in some countries it’s worn on the right hand. It is removed for the wedding ceremony, when the wedding band is placed on the bride’s finger, and replaced immediately after the ceremony outside the wedding ring.