Engagement ring - a ring that symbolizes the marriage bond : wife wear it as a sign of fidelity to each other on the ring finger of the left or right hand ( in different ways in different countries). The traditional wedding ring - smooth golden
The ancient Greek writer Plutarch, referring to the work Apion "On Egypt", gives an interesting historical background about why rings are usually worn on the ring finger: "According to legend, the ancient Greeks wore a ring on his finger closest to the little finger of his left hand. The same tradition, as reported, was the Romans.... The reason for this is that during dissection and dissection of human bodies according to the accepted custom in Egypt (the Greeks call it the anatomy), it was found that one of the finger moves and reaches the hearts of some the finest nerve; Therefore, it was considered appropriate to read this finger adornment such as proximally was involved in the championship in the body of the heart Tradition of exchanging wedding rings has its roots in those days, when the happy bride and groom as a token of love and devotion gave each other symbolic wedding rings, woven from hemp or cane. They also became the prototype of the modern wedding rings. Later, in ancient Rome, there was a custom by which the bride as a sign of acceptance of the obligations of the future wife, during the rite of betrothal gave metal wedding ring bride's parents.
Traditionally, the wedding ring is worn on the fourth finger (which is why in many European languages it is called the "ring" (or "ring- shaped") finger. Orthodox Christians adopted during the marriage to wear a ring on the ring finger of his right hand. On the right-hand engagement rings are in the following countries: Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Poland, Georgia, Chile, Norway, Germany, Austria, Greece, Spain, India, Venezuela and others. In this case, after the divorce engagement ring of divorces in Russia are on the left hand. Widows and widowers in Russia are two wedding rings (and your deceased spouse), also on the left hand. [Citation needed 24 days]