Wedding Wednesday’s – Why The Fourth Finger?

Ever wonder why the fourth finger?

With the exception of a few cultures, the engagement and wedding ring are mostly universally placed on the fourth finger of your left hand.

There are a lot of explanantion on how this tradition started but most historians trace it back to the ancient Egyptians. The Egyptians beleived in “Vena Amoris”  (veine of love)  ran directly from the fourth finger to the heart.

Till next time,

Sylva K

Picture taken from http://www.weddingmantras.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/fvv.jpg

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