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Which finger should the ring be on? Everything you need to know when choosing an engagement ring

When you put the engagement ring on your chosen one's finger, it's a huge moment, and everything has to be absolutely perfect. Therefore, of course many people want to be in control of everything and choose an engagement ring that their partner loves.

Proposal with a diamond ring

 When it comes to finding the perfect engagement ring, there are usually many things to consider. What it should look like, how big it should be, etc. But in addition, there are also a lot of unwritten rules and traditions that many are a little unsure about, but would like to know.

Therefore, in this blog post, we will try to make you smarter about how to find the perfect engagement ring and what unwritten rules and traditions are hidden.

How to find the perfect engagement ring

When you need to find the perfect engagement ring, there are a number of things that you might want to consider.

Find your lover's personal jewelry style

If you're not already sure, you should find out what your girlfriend's jewelry style is. Does she prefer the minimalist, where it should be small and simple, or is she more into the voluminous and extravagant?

Take a look at what she wears on a daily basis, or take a sneak peek into her jewelery box and find out more about the matter.

What material should the ring be made of?

When wearing jewelry on a daily basis, many people have a preferred material. Therefore, you should find out which material is your girlfriend's favorite. Is she into gold or silver, or what about red gold, white gold or something completely different. It is important to know her personal jewelry style to ensure that the ring will be in good taste.


Expression and size of diamond

There is no formula for what size a diamond should be in an engagement ring. Whether the center stone is 0.40 carat, 0.70 carat, 0.90 carat or maybe even 5 carat is an individual choice. It's mostly about finding one (or more) that fits the woman who will wear the ring.

We have gemologists and diamond graders with training from GIA in New York in our team, and with solid suppliers behind us, we can always advise and guide you to the best choice - regardless of whether the dream is a cushion cut, oval cut, a whole third kind of fancy cut, or classic brilliant-cut diamond.

Find her ring size

When the ring is to be put on, it is of course vital that it fits properly. The ring can of course always be resized, but it's nice that it fits perfectly on the first try. If you don't know her ring size, there are a few ways you can find out.

Read tips and tricks on how to find the perfect ring size here.

Traditions and unwritten rules about engagement rings

With engagement rings, there are also a number of different traditions and unwritten rules that can be a lot of fun to know. Which finger should the engagement ring sit on, how much should it really cost, etc.

It is of course important that you do it perfectly as you wish, but many would like to know about the fun rules and traditions that exist after all.

Which hand should the engagement ring sit on?

According to Danish traditions, the engagement ring is on the left hand and the wedding ring is on the right hand. An old myth says, among other things, that it is believed that the vein of love, called vena amoris, runs from the heart to the ring finger of the left hand. At the same time, the right hand is used during the wedding to take the oath of allegiance, which is why the wedding ring is on the right hand. Just as the right hand is traditionally used to make vows with.

But even if the left hand is the most normal, it is entirely up to you, and there is no definitive answer as to what is right and wrong. There may also be factors such as work, free time or health, which make it make the most sense for the engagement ring to sit on the right hand rather than the left.

If you choose to get completely new wedding rings for the wedding itself, the engagement ring should be on the left hand.

The tradition that the wedding ring must sit on the right hand is atypical compared to other countries such as the USA, Canada and Sweden. Here, there is a tradition for both the wedding and the engagement ring to sit on the left hand.

Which finger should the engagement ring be on?

The most traditional is for the engagement ring to sit on the ring finger.

Should both the man and the woman have an engagement ring?

The short answer is that it is entirely up to you whether the man should also have an engagement ring. Often the woman first gets an engagement ring at the proposal and then a wedding ring for the wedding. Normally, only the woman wears an engagement ring, while the man waits until the wedding to get a wedding ring on his finger. For example, some choose the engagement ring in silver and the wedding ring in gold to symbolize the transition from engagement to marriage.

Can you use the engagement ring as a wedding ring?

Yes, you can easily do that. In fact, there are many who choose to use their engagement ring as a wedding ring, where they have been spiffed up with extra diamonds or something else. But there are also many who buy both engagement and wedding rings. There is usually a tradition that the engagement ring is more extravagant and creates more attention than the wedding ring itself, which is often more classic.

How much should an engagement ring cost?

Perhaps you've heard some say that an engagement ring should cost the equivalent of three months' salary. If you ask us, that's pretty cool. First of all, it shouldn't be about the price at all.

The most important thing is that you find the engagement ring that you think your chosen one will like very much. What you are comfortable paying for the ring is of course very individual.

Our experience tells us that many people end up paying a price for the engagement ring that is equivalent to between a full and a half month's salary.

Engagement rings are available in many different price ranges depending on the material, design and choice of stone. At Bolou, we can help you find the perfect engagement ring that matches both your preferences and budget.

Let us help you find the perfect engagement ring

Since 2006, we have advised on jewelery gifts in connection with weddings and other anniversaries. That is why we would of course also like to help you find the perfect engagement ring.

When you come to the first meeting, we will help you uncover the most essential success criteria for the perfect engagement ring. Through dialogue, we will below guide you on important considerations when choosing the perfect engagement ring. You can find inspiration on the site for the designs we have at BOLOU in the engagement rings and wedding rings category.

Our most distinguished task is to advise on the right choice, where you get the most for your budget, as well as to create a ring according to specific wishes and our own high demands for the quality of the craftsmanship. Contact us here if you want to know more.  

We also specialize in jewelery for weddings and engagements , including earrings , necklaces and pendants , bracelets and rings . These will finish off your wedding look elegantly. We are ready with assistance when you need it.