The Reason You Wear An Engagement Ring On Your Left Hand Is Super Romantic

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Engagement rings have come a long way in the past 100 years, from the simple styles of the 1910s to the princess cut sparklers we’re used to seeing day.

But whatever the look and cut of the diamond, the actual concept of wearing a band to symbolise your impending nuptials has been about for a very long time, dating all the way back to Roman and Greek times.

The reason you wear an engagement ring on your fourth finger on your left hand? The Romans believed that the veins in this finger ran directly to the heart, calling the vein the “vena amoris”, meaning the vein of love.

They believed that placing a ring on this finger solidified the couples’ union and represented two hearts being connected. Pretty cute, huh?

Here are some of our favourite celebrity engagement rings.


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