LIFESTYLE

Why do wedding rings go on the left hand?

Weddings, whether it be celebrity, royalty, or your best friend’s, are inescapable aspects of our lives. The rings are a critical detail of the nuptials, but do you know why we typically see it on the ring finger of our left hand?  We had no clue, and neither did any bride or groom that we asked. That is why it became the next subject of our "Origins" series: Why do we see wedding rings on the left hand?

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We consulted an expert in the field, Lauren Levison. She is the brand ambassador to Kristen Farrell, a specialty jewelry boutique in New York City that specializes in wedding rings. Levison brought us all the way back to ancient China and Egypt through today to help us learn why we see wedding rings on the left hand. Watch the video above for the full details.