I never had an engagement ring, and recently was given my mother's engagement ring after she passed away. I already have a special ring that I wear on my right hand. Is it okay to wear this engagement ring on the same finger as my wedding band? If so, in what order do I put the wedding band and engagement ring?
Needs To Know
Dear Needs to Know,
Yes, it's fine to wear the engagement ring on the same finger as your wedding band. The order of the rings is up to you, but often, the wedding band is put on the finger first, and then the engagement ring.
The practical reason for the wedding band on first is that the engagement ring (usually in a more elaborate setting) might be taken off for messy chores, without disturbing the band. The symbolic reason for wedding ring on first is that it's closer to one's heart.