Ancient Egyptians believed that the ring finger, or the fourth finger of the left hand, contained a “vena amoris” or “vein of love” that connected directly to the heart. The blood was thought to circle around the ring finger and return to the heart and in that way recharged the ring with life. The Romans adopted this custom and wore wedding rings on their ring finger. Although their belief isn’t anatomically correct, the tradition of wearing rings on the ring finger continues to this day.
The Romance and History of the Mokume Gane Ring Set
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