The Shocking Truth Why The Wedding Ring Is Worn On The 4th Finger! Must Watch For Brides And Grooms To Be

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If you think that the wedding ring is worn at the 4th finger because of some sort of plain old tradition, you are dead wrong! The wedding ring is placed there because of an ancient belief which turns out to be true up to this point. Watch this and be mesmerized and blown away about the fact surrounding the placement of wedding ring.

Reason for wearing Wedding ring on 4th Finger. Learn why wedding rings are worn on 4th finger.

Here’s the text transcript of the video.

Why should the wedding ring be worn on the fourth finger

There is a beautiful and convincing explanation given by the Chinese

Thumb represents your parents. The second finger or the index finger represents your siblings. The middle finger represents your self. The fourth finger or the ring finger represents your life partner. The little finger represents your children.

Firstly open your palms face-to-face bend the middle fingers and hold them together back-to-back secondly open and hold the remaining three fingers tip to tip.

Try to separate your thumbs which representing the parents, they will open because your parents are not destined to live with you for the rest of your lives. They will leave you sooner or later. Join your thumbs as before and separate your index fingers representing siblings. They will also open because your brothers and sisters will have their own families and will have to live their own separate lives. Now join the index fingers and separate your little fingers representing your children they will open too because children will grow up get married and settle down on their own some day. Join your little fingers and try to separate your ring fingers which
represents your spouse you will be surprised to see that you just cannot separate them because husband and wife are meant to be together all their lives, through thick and thin.


  1. Emman

    November 24, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    oh wow. JUst found out about these facts. Really an eye-opener.

  2. Gloria @NomadicChica

    November 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Wow!!! I always asked myself about this…chinese are so wise! LOVED the story!

  3. Fred

    November 25, 2014 at 1:23 am

    I have seen this before, but it is good to be reminded about this very nice metaphor about the stability of marriage. I cannot wear my wedding ring on my ring finger anymore though, it does not fit anymore – haha!

  4. Angelo

    November 25, 2014 at 2:48 am

    Wow! This is interesting! Now I know the meaning behind putting a ring on the 4th finger. Thanks so much!

  5. Gillian

    November 25, 2014 at 4:30 am

    I had quite the giggle remembering how my friends and I as kids used to play this game . It’s quite true though

  6. Leo Kevin Mendiola

    November 25, 2014 at 5:25 am

    This article is nice to know about. Now I know the significance of wearing the ring on the fourth finger.

  7. Franc Ramon

    November 25, 2014 at 6:13 am

    Yeah, the 4th finger can’t really separated. I guess the theory is correct that husband and wives should be together.

  8. Ema

    November 25, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Who knew?! Thanks for sharing. Love to find our the explanations & old traditions.

  9. Fernando Lachica

    November 25, 2014 at 11:11 am

    Oh…like this article! Unique topic with such beautiful explanation. Really, majority knows only that it’s the ring finger.

  10. Tiffany Yong W.T. (tiffanyyongwt)

    November 25, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Haha, I’ve actually heard about this and seen this on TV. I thought they were pretty interesting facts too! I like to believe they are true, but with so many divorce cases these days…

  11. Stephanie Lee

    November 25, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Thanks for this post. Now i know what’s the meaning of every finger 🙂

  12. Therese Glenn

    November 25, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    nice to know why the wedding ring is worn on the 4th finger, i never knew this til now

  13. Louise

    November 26, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Never heard of this but I just tried it now and I’m amazed! The reason I know is that one of the nerves from the ring finger connects directly to the heart… that’s what I used to know but this is an additional information! Thanks for sharing. I will share this to my friends.

    Hope newly weds would be told this so they’d be encouraged to stay together and avoid divorces and annulments.

  14. dawn

    November 26, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Wow! Thanks for the share! Very interesting


  15. Suzanne Rudge

    November 26, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Interesting. I always thought it had something to do with a connection to your heart. learn something new everyday..

  16. Eliz Frank

    November 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Actually, I found the entire post and video so fascinating that I copied it to a few friends. It’s amazing how traditions start and how little we know about them until we do some research.

  17. Loudthinkin

    November 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Thi is such an amazing story! I like the ancient concept so much!

  18. Khushboo

    November 26, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Ahh…glad to have have my confusion cleared. I, like, a majority of people in the world believed that it was connected to the heart. 🙂

  19. Alissa

    November 27, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I’ve seen this already and wow I was so amazed! Now I know why. Fun fact though, sometimes I don’t want a ring. I want a tattoo of a half of a heart and my partner will have one too so if ever you connect each other’s fingers, the heart will look as a whole heart

  20. Alli

    December 11, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    I’ve never heard this version. I’ve always heard the one from the Romans that the vein in that finger ran directly to the heart. Both of these versions are great!

  21. Jenn @ EngineerMomm

    December 11, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    This was a really interesting video. Who knew there was so much history to these things? I’ve heard another reason for the ring finger tradition, but this one is more interesting!

  22. Travel Blogger

    December 11, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    This is so interesting! I had never heard this before. Very cool!

  23. NYC SingleMom

    December 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Who knew. Love the history of it. Definitely a topic for a cocktail party.

  24. Angie @ My So-Called Chaos

    December 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    What a sweet legend! I’ve never heard that before, but it honestly makes a lot of sense and makes the whole thing seem more meaningful.

  25. Vicki F

    December 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    That is so interesting! It’s amazing how much ancient cultures knew about our bodies. I’ll have to share this story.

  26. Liz Mays

    December 11, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    I think little tidbits like that are supremely fascinating. I think it’s a wonderful reason for the 4th finger.

  27. Angelic Sinova

    December 11, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve always read that people wear rings on that finger partially because the ring finger connects directly to the heart. It’s always great to learn new info <3

  28. Wendy

    December 12, 2015 at 12:55 am

    Never new this. Really interesting and cool! Will have to mention it to the 4 couples I know getting married this year.

  29. Kita

    December 12, 2015 at 3:41 am

    I love this idea, it’s truly fascinating. I tried to do what they did in the video, and unless you lift the middle finger (which symbolizes yourself) your ring fingers will not separate at all. In other words, you must both be in the relationship. Pretty neat!

  30. Miranda

    December 12, 2015 at 4:34 am

    This is really fascinating and makes so much sense, I am sharing this with boo

  31. Lisa

    December 12, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I had read before about how there is a vein that runs from that finger to your heart. I have never heard this. It is actually really neat.

  32. Miles L.

    December 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    I’ve also wondered about this. So there is really an explanation to it after all. Nice to know!

  33. Briton

    December 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    That is an interesting little activity! I like the meaning behind it and how it ties the whole family in!

  34. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    December 12, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I’ve never heard this before. I have heard that the Egyptians believed that the ring finger had a vein that went directly to your heart.

  35. lisa @bitesforbabies

    December 12, 2015 at 8:40 pm

    I’ve heard of how the ring finger has a vein that goes directly to the heart and that’s the reason why we put the wedding band on that finger!

  36. Chantal

    December 13, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    What a neat video! Wedding rings are so symbolic- love learning the history behind traditions.

  37. Alyssa C

    December 16, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Great post! This is not my first time hearing about this but I find it amazing. Thank you for sharing.