Written by: Sharon Wild
Traditionally ladies wear both an engagement ring and a wedding ring.
The engagement ring is given or purchased at the time that the couple becomes engaged.
On the wedding day, the groom gives the wedding ring to the bride.
Then after the ceremony and into the future, both rings are normally worn together on the same finger.
Of the two rings, most couples invest a higher proportion of their money in the engagement ring.
The engagement ring is traditionally the larger, more attention-seeking of the two rings.
Engagement rings traditionally have a larger diamond or gemstone, possibly with additional diamonds.
The wedding ring is usually designed to match and sit next to the engagement ring.
The wedding ring is often a plain band, a band with a row of diamonds, or a design to match the theme of the engagement ring.
The wedding and engagement ring are traditionally worn on the left hand, on the finger between the index finger and pinkie finger.
The wedding ring sits at the base of the finger and the engagement ring sits next to it, closer to the knuckle.
Naturally, this is just the traditional approach. Some ladies prefer to wear just the one ring rather than two rings. Ladies choosing that option often choose a wider ring that is designed to represent both the engagement and wedding ring.