Meaning of Rings on Fingers

Meaning of Rings on Fingers

The rings look great on your fingers, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a deeper understanding of the meaning behind why you wear them on different fingers?

Did you know that where one wears a ring gives off different impressions? This article will cover each of the fingers on your hand, revealing what a ring on those fingers can mean according to different belief systems and cultures. - And we’re not just talking about engagement and wedding rings.


1. The little finge/ pinky

This is one of the least ring-adorned you will find across the globe, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t see any ornamentation at all. -- Wearing a ring on your pinky means you are the negotiator of the group, symbolizing intuition, communication, quick wit, and intelligence. It often also encompasses a good memory.

2. Ring finger

The name of the finger says it all. This was the one designated for rings from a long time ago and continues to be the finger that proves one’s worth, in a way. In Chinese philosophy, the left ring finger is the yin, the female, while the right is the yang, the male.

3. Ring on the middle finger

A ring on the middle finger can be empowering. It portrays balance and also signifies that the wearer is a good decision-maker. 

4. Index finger

Rings on the index finger are a symbol of authority. It shows off one’s confidence while also pushing them forward as a candidate for leadership.

5. Ring/s on the thumb

Assertive and bold people will add rings to their thumbs. It may be short and thick, but a band around this finger feels good, no matter who you may be.


The reasons for wearing them may not match societal norms, but that makes the ornamentation no less divine when done right. At the end of the day, you will wear your rings to your own taste, on whichever fingers you please. 

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