Why Are Wedding Rings Worn on Third Finger?

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Wedding rings have been in use since the time of the Egyptians, though they became widely popular in the 9th Century.

So why exactly do we wear wedding rings on our third finger? What’s the meaning behind this?

If these two questions have come to your mind before, look no further and check out the facts!

Wedding rings have been in use since the time of the Egyptians, though they became widely popular in the ninth century.

It was thought in Roman times that there was a vein that ran directly from the third finger to the heart.

Because of this symbolic connection, it was this third finger that was chosen as the site for rings of love.

That practice eventually spread to many other parts of the world.

Of course today we have a better understanding of the body’s circulation, however, tradition has stayed.

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