Out with the Old [Jewelry]?

So I notice that when women get engaged and married, their new ring takes the spotlight on their left hand. Other jewelry isn’t found on other fingers of the engaged or married hand.

Reese Witherspoon's engagement ring was the only ring on her left hand during their engagement. Photo Source: abcnews.go.com

Unless you’re of the lucky few (especially in this economy), you haven’t sported a ring worth thousands on your hands. I wore a thumb ring on my left hand for most of my college career and a few years after. When I got engaged, I didn’t think to move it. After scolding from close girlfriends, I moved the ring, and finally never wore it again. Same goes for my other rings. I was a little disappointed at the time because those rings were also part of my personality (I’m over it, I promise) but looking back, it was the right thing to do because it showed how important the engagement and wedding rings were.

How have you worn your engagement or wedding rings? Do those rings deserve the entire hand? 

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4 Responses to Out with the Old [Jewelry]?

  1. Bryan says:

    it should take centre stage and not have any competition, let it stand out and shine

  2. Christine says:

    @Bryan – You are very correct. Looking back, I was silly to think that my cheap $10 ring should be on the same hand as the engagement ring.

  3. Laura says:

    I think especially when you’re newly engaged or married your ring should take center stage. I think people are more likely to notice your engagement ring when that’s the only thing shiny on your left hand. My sister, recently engaged, only wears her engagement ring but my mom, married for 30 some odd-years, also wears different jewelry on her left hand!

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