Wedding Rings in Period

Matthew R. Popalisky mpopali at
Mon Oct 21 15:13:09 PDT 1996

On Mon, 21 Oct 1996, Gunnora Hallakarva wrote:

> during the period of george I in england, the wedding ring was usually
> worn on the thumb (although it was placed on the fourth -- i guess what
> we consider the ring -- finger during the ceremony).  apparently very large
> wedding rings were fashionable which necessitated waering them on the
> thumb.
Quick insight.  I am an Epsicopalian, and was married by a Brittish
preist, and, assuming this is traditional, here is the answer to that:
During that part of the vows, there is the Trinity reference, and the
motions go thus
In the name of the Father (stroke pointer finger with ring)
And the Son (stroke middle finger)
And the Holy Spirit (slide on ring finger).


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