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Ring finger significance

By Alana Christensen 18 May 2017

There’s no moment more romantic than saying ‘I do’ and slipping a wedding ring onto the finger of your husband or wife. 

It’s a tradition as old as time, and one with a quick romantic backstory as well. 

Before anatomy was studied thoroughly, it was believed that there was a vein that leads from our ring finger directly to our heart. 

Labelled vena amoris in Latin, which loosely translates to the vein of love, the belief was that by putting a ring on that finger a couple would symbolically declare their eternal and undying love for each other. 

Coupled with the circular, and therefore never ending, nature of a ring, it was believed that these two symbols together would lead to a love that would never end and a long and happy marriage for the couple.

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