In France and mostly in French speaking countries three interwoven rings are considered as a wedding ring. These three interwoven rings stand for Christian virtues of faith, hope and love. Here the word love indicates a particular type of perfect disinterested love synonymous to the Greek word agape. This pattern slides off quickly because the rings flow over each other. Women in Greek and Anatolian which consist of most of modern turkey wear and receive puzzle wedding ring. This is nothing but sets of interlocking metal bands and the bride must arrange it in order to form a single ring out of it. Traditionally men wryly give this type of ring as a test of their womens monogamy. With the time passing this ritual has been obsolete any intellectual women can solve the ring puzzle with little bit of practice and little effort. In North America we got to see a different picture. In North America and in European countries it is seen that women wear two different rings on the same finger. Those are a plain wedding band and an engagement ring. They buy such rings as a pair of bands designed to fit together. And moreover it is also seen that women who are married for a long time wears three rings on their finger, from hand to tip of finger. They are serially a wedding band, an engagement ring, and an eternity ring. In UK this pattern of wearing rings is very common. Engraving wedding rings are also hot favorite among couples of United States. Celtic designs are engraved or embossed with a Celtic knot design which symbolizes oneness and continuity. Claddagh wedding rings symbolize fidelity and Russian three interlocking rings are bands of rose, made up of yellow and white gold and worn on the right hand.
According to the British tradition, the best man bears the duty of guarding the two wedding rings until the ceremony. The married couple declares their commitment to each other by wearing the ring after the official wedding ceremony. It is however known to all that the wedding ring is worn on the ring finger, but on which hand, depends on the place where the couple belongs. As for example in western countries it is worn on the left hand, whereas in countries like Russia, Germany, Bulgaria and others it is the custom to wear it on the right hand ring finger. Now the question is why is it worn on the ring finger? It had been believed that the ring finger is the vein of love and this is why the tradition started on of wearing the wedding ring on the ring finger. The perfect circle of the wedding ring also has its own symbolic presentation. It is believed that it represents the eternity of love.
The Chinese have given an interesting symbolism for all fingers. According to them the thumb represents one's parents. The index finger symbolizes the siblings. The middle finger represents you. The fourth finger represents your life partner and the fifth represents your children. In some countries such as Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Germany and Spain the wedding rings are worn on the right hand. In some of the eastern parts of India the wedding rings are worn on toes. Some people who are engaged in industrial work wear the wedding ring in a chain in order to guard it against scrapes and scratches.