Engagement rings are a traditional piece of jewellery that have been around for hundreds of years, so it’s unsurprising that there are all sorts of spooky stories about them. Whether you believe in luck, fate and everything in between, or think it’s a load of nonsense, these engagement ring superstitions still make an interesting read!
Don’t let another woman try on your engagement ring
You should never let another woman try on your engagement ring – if you do, legend has it that she’ll try to steal your fiancé! Whilst this may be something of an old wives’ tale, many brides to be prefer to keep their ring to themselves, because they see something special in being the only one who’s ever worn it.
The engagement ring should never be fully removed from your hand
It is supposedly bad luck for a lady to remove her engagement ring completely, even to receive her wedding band during the ceremony. Instead, she should hold her ring fingers tip to tip and slide the engagement ring from the left to the right, and then repeat the process to replace the ring when the service is over.
Make sure you wear it on the correct finger!
Ever since the Egyptian times, engagement rings have been worn on the fourth finger of the left hand, because they believed it contained a vein that was directly connected to the heart. This is a sweet rather than scaremongering superstition, so it can’t hurt to follow it, but ultimately the choice is yours!