If you love to adorn your fingers with rings, you should know that each finger that is adorned by this piece of jewelry has a particular significance. Every ring and finger has its importance.
For me the diamond dawns are set
In rings of beauty …
– John Townsend Trowbridge
The love that women have for jewelry is no secret, but is a well-established fact. In addition to bracelets, earrings, and neck pieces, many women across the world have a fetish for rings. From funky and big, to delicate, thin, and diamond studded ones, rings are available in a wide variety. As a fashion accessory, we wear rings in different fingers depending usually on how they look. But have you ever wondered why a wedding ring is worn only on the ring finger in many cultures? Does having a ring on a particular finger signify something more?
Ring and Finger Significance
The thumb symbolizes the willpower in a person, and is the most independent of all fingers. This finger is connected with the inner self of a person. If you have been told to wear a ring on this finger, you would need to be particularly alert to all the changes that occur in your life. The ring would then help to boost your willpower. Preferred stones for the thumb are ruby and garnet.
Index Finger (Jupiter)
The index finger represents authority, leadership, and ambition. This finger is considered to represent a certain kind of power. This was particularly seen in the ancient days when powerful kings wore rings on their index finger. Thus, wearing a ring on this finger would help you get a boost in this direction. Preferred stones for the index finger are blue topaz and amethyst.
Middle Finger (Saturn)
The middle finger represents individuality of a person, and is related to our purpose in life. Located in the middle, it symbolizes a balanced life. Wearing a ring on this finger would help you to add balance to your life. It enables an individual to differentiate between right and wrong. Preferred stones for the middle finger are quartz and coral.
Ring Finger (Apollo)
The ring finger is the fourth finger. This finger of the left hand has a direct connection with the heart. Therefore, the wedding ring is worn on this finger. It also represents emotions (affection) and creativity in a person. Wearing a ring on the right hand would help you to become more optimistic in your life. Preferred stones for the ring finger are jade and moonstone.
Little Finger (Mercury)
The little finger represents relationships. This finger about associations with the outside world as compared to the thumb. It represents our attitude towards others. Wearing a ring on this finger would help to enhance relationships in terms of marriage, and help to improve business relationships as well. It also helps to change a person’s attitude for better. Creativity is associated with emotional and material things. Preferred stones for the little finger are amber and citrine.
It is believed that for a right-handed person, the left hand, the yin, is the receptive hand, whereas the right, the yang, is the active one. Therefore, with the left hand we give energy, and with the right we receive energy, creating a perfect balance. The left side of the brain, which is responsible for logic, is known to control the right hand. Thus, wearing rings on the right hand can be assumed to depict a logical thinking and controlled thoughts. The right side of the brain controls the left hand, and is responsible for creativity. Rings on the left hand presumably symbolize a creative attitude.
Sometimes, no matter how hard we try in life, certain things don’t really seem to go our way. This is the time when a few opt for astrology as a guide to improve their lives. Palm reading, numerology, tarot cards, etc., are some of the ways which experts in this field claim are helpful to improve an individual’s present status. The one thing which is prominent is the advice given by many such experts to wear finger rings. These finger rings, when combined with specific birthstones, help create a balanced effect for many issues in one’s life.
Rings are thus an important entity among jewelry items. Be it a diamond ring or an engagement ring, a wedding ring, or a promise ring, one cannot ignore their beauty. Whether for religious and other such beliefs, or as a fashion statement, no matter what the reason, finger rings sure do enhance the overall look and speak about an individual’s personality.